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Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Road Wheelset – Clincher

Material: [rim] carbon fiber
Rim Width: [brake track width] 24.73 mm, [maximum width] 27.5 mm
Rim Depth: 82 mm

Whether it’s the World Individual Time Trials or Kona, nothing overtakes the Zipp 808. And with addition of Firecrest technology, the Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset has raised the bar even higher. New to this year, the 808 Firecrest receives Zipp’s new 188/V9 rear hub, which increases both rigidity and sturdiness with none sacrifice to weight. A lot of components went into making the Firecrest 808 carbon clincher the fastest and so much aerodynamic clincher within the Zipp arsenal of “Speed Weaponry.” First is the Multi-Subject material Co-Molding process that permanently fuses a sub-2 hundred-gram aluminum hoop to a dimpled carbon structure that acts as a leaf spring for road vibration and impacts. Your next step within the process is the implementation of VCLC, which comes to the insertion of a visco-elastic Subject material between carbon laminates within the rim, which delivers a 10 percent reduction in road vibration. When it came to carbon resin, Zipp faced hindrances when it comes to applied heat. It found that clincher rims deal with the entire air pressure together with the tire, leading to catastrophic failure when over-heated. A part of the answer came from the improvement of the Firecrest clincher rim shape, and the opposite came out of an exclusive care for a Formula One carbon resin manufacturer. In combination, they worked out a brand new resin that improves heat dissipation enough to pass European safety checking out with out setting limitations on rider weight or brake pad options. Zipp’s Firecrest design is steeped in a much wider-is-better ideology. Zipp found that a much wider rim offers greater vertical/lateral compliance for increased keep watch over, comfort, and rigidity. For the clincher, it found that distancing the hook beads further apart allowed the tire to tackle a more stable shape with out adding rolling resistance. For the strength and rigidity, the Firecrest 808 utilizes both unidirectional fiber and woven fiber. With this design, unidirectional fibers are used to deal with the tensile a…
Subject material: [rim] carbon fiber
Rim Width: [brake track width] 24.73 mm, [maximum width] 27.5 mm
Rim Depth: 82 mm
Front Hub: Zipp 88
Front Hub Type: quick-liberate

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