Zipp 202 Carbon Road Wheel – Tubular

Material: [rim] carbon fiber
Rim Width: [brake track width] 22.56 mm, [maximum width] 22.61 mm
Rim Depth: 32 mm

Everyone knows that a race cannot be won without hiking. And when your turn comes to break off the front on a nine-percent grade, we are hoping that your wheels are cut out it for it. By this, we mean that your 60mm dish race wheels are not particularly well suited for the endeavor at hand. As a substitute, you want low-weight, all-encompassing rigidity, and responsiveness. Mainly, you want the Zipp 202 Tubular. For years, the 202 Tubular has been the wheel of choice on nearly each and every an important Grand Tour hiking stage. From Huez, and even to Roubaix, the 202 has delivered podium results for those with true grit and determination. And for the contemporary iteration of the 202, Zipp’s refined 188/V9 rear hub and more efficient spoke lacing pattern have been employed. Mainly, this means the most efficient just got even better. To make the 202 the most decorated hiking wheel on the earth, Zipp gave it probably the most efficient strength-to-weight ratios on the earth. With an intelligent unidirectional, carbon fiber layup, the 202 is rigid enough to respond immediately to power. But, at a svelte 1140g set weight, they are light enough to translate that power to pure hiking prowess. Overall, the design provides responsiveness and stiffness rarely accredited to a 32mm deep wheelset. Then again, this is not solely attributable to carbon fiber by myself. It all comes down to the 202’s toroidal rim shape. Do not be concerned if you do not know what a “toroidal rim shape” is — it is been a at the same time as since our last geometry class, too. Here’s a very simple explanation. Whereas a traditional aluminum rim follows a “V” shape from the spokes to the rim bed, a toroidal shape follows more of a “U” shape. It sounds elementary, and most likely a bit fussy, but the advantages are staggering. With the 202’s design, Zipp is in a position to tune the brake track width independently of the rim’s maximum width — that’s why the 101 is touch narrower at the rim (22. 56 to 22. 61mm). Having the freedom to make a choice where the widest point at the rim needs to re…
Material: [rim] carbon fiber
Rim Width: [brake track width] 22.56 mm, [maximum width] 22.61 mm
Rim Depth: 32 mm
Front Hub: Zipp 88
Front Hub Type: quick-release