Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Road Wheelset – Clincher

Material: [rim] carbon fiber
Rim Width: [brake track width] 24.62 mm, [maximum width] 25.4 mm
Rim Depth: 32 mm

What do you do in case you already produce probably the most lightest carbon clinchers available on the market’ Well, in case you are Zipp, you’re making it stiffer and stronger. The Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset isn’t just the lightest clincher wheelset within the Zipp war chest, but at the same time as a clincher, it reigns supreme as without equal Zipp mountaineering wheel. Period. Some things are simply well worth the wait. Zipp’s concept for applying the Firecrest Technology is moderately simple — what goes up will have to come down. For years, the 202 has been the wheel of choice for Grand Tour ascents, but Zipp found room for improvement at the wheel’s handling and stability at the way down. The natural decision was once to supply a Firecrest version of the wheel, but like any engineering, unforeseen variables present themselves the further that you go under the skin. As an example, Zipp found that the 202’s profile was once more sensitive to tire shape than deeper rim depths. On the other hand, as a substitute of being a hindrance, Zipp adapted the Firecrest profile, and accordingly, the 202 Firecrest is at home with a vast array of tire widths. On top of this, the low and wide profile of the 202 makes it the least vulnerable to side force of any Zipp wheel. Now, the 202 is in a position for ‘cross, hair-raising descents, and the roughest roads of Belgium — all at a low low weight of around 1380 grams. To take into account all of this, let’s jump into what Firecrest technology in reality is. The Firecrest is Zipp’s most ambitious rim shape so far. Designed to account for differences in airflow between tubulars and clinchers, the 202 Firecrest carbon clincher maintains the standard 202 rim depth of 32. 0mm, but now it is been given a max width of 25. 4mm. The usage of computational fluid dynamics, Zipp moved the center of pressure towards the steering axis to create probably the most stable, predictable, and neutral rim in its speed weaponry arsenal. Reassuringly, Zipp does nothing without reason. It found that a much broader rim offers greater vertical/lateral …
Material: [rim] carbon fiber
Rim Width: [brake track width] 24.62 mm, [maximum width] 25.4 mm
Rim Depth: 32 mm
Front Hub: Zipp 88
Front Hub Type: quick-release