Zipp Super-9 Disc Rear Carbon Clincher

Material: carbon fiber
Rim Width: [brake track width] 26.42 mm, [maximum width] 27.5 mm
Rear Hub: Zipp 188 disc

The disc wheel and Zipp go hand-in-hand. In truth, the disc used to be Zipp’s first product within the late ’80s, jumping straight into the spotlight as a serious wheel that might cheat wind unlike anything that the cycling world had seen before. Lately, through pro-rider feedback (think Tony Martin’s silver in London), the usage of advanced composite technologies, and extensive wind tunnel testing, Zipp continues its mission of building the fastest disc wheels on the earth. And with the introduction of the Super-9 Disc Rear Carbon Clincher, Zipp’s Super line continues, marking its fastest wheel so far. Through extensive wind tunnel testing, dubbed the “carbon clincher project,” Zipp’s engineers found out that, aerodynamically speaking, clinchers are significantly faster than tubulars. The transition from the tire surface to the rim surface allows for the airflow to stick attached over the wheel, accordingly providing a reduction in pressure drag. As Zipp puts it, this is able to only be achieved the usage of a carbon clincher design. Why’ Well, compared to tubulars, the clinchers’ carefully molded brake track more closely follows the contour of the tire. In other words, the reshaped brake tracks in fact tips inward somewhat, quite than aligning parallel. So, this shape places the disc’s widest point just below the braking surface. This helps to keep the clincher tucked down into the rather wide, 26. 42mm tire bed. Or, in much more simpler terms, the Super-9 gets rid of balloon-effect. And but even so providing an aerodynamic advantage, the added width between the clincher hook beads increases air volume within the tire, this means that a lower chance of pinch-flatting. The Super-9 carbon clincher still features the dimpling pattern that is found at the 900 and the Firecrest models, which effectively smooths air go with the flow so as to minimize drag. Zipp calls this its Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Regulate (ABLC). Essentially, this can be a remedy to the carbon fiber, where the outside is embossed with o…
Material: carbon fiber
Rim Width: [brake track width] 26.42 mm, [maximum width] 27.5 mm
Rear Hub: Zipp 188 disc
Rear Hub Type: quick-release
Skewers: included