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Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel

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Optimizing the revolutionary Firecrest aero-rim concept for an 82 mm depth and the distinct airflow pattern of clincher tyres required Zipp to evaluate a slew of minutely varied prototypes through CFD, or computational fluid dynamics, software and in the wind tunnel. At 27.5 mm wide, the final version is the fastest deep-section carbon clincher in the world. Yet, with a weight of only 980 grams, it more than holds its own on the climbs.

With Firecrest’s unparalleled approach to the wheel’s centre of pressure, the 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher also handles crosswinds with the stability you’d normally associate with a much shallower rim making the 808 Carbon Clincher ideal for non-disc-legal courses like Kona. Plus, the wide rim shape provides efficient power transfer along with comfort and durability, making it an excellent choice for just about any terrain and riding style.

For triathletes and road racers seeking superior aero performance, stable handling, and the convenience of clinchers, there’s no faster all-around wheelset than the 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher.

Firecrest® – A better wheel in every way.
Zipp's proprietary Firecrest® rim rewrote the fundamentals of wheel making, resulting in improved aerodynamics, ride quality, wheel strength and stability in even the strongest of crosswinds. As a result, the entire Firecrest family of wheels makes a bigger difference in more ways than ever.

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Firecrest technology, discovered as we developed our Carbon Clinchers, refocused our thinking to concentrate not only on the front half of the wheel, but also the back half. Previous rim shapes were designed to smooth airflow coming off the tire, and tapered inward from the widest point of a toroidal bulge. But Firecrest rims have a less pronounced bulge and maintain a near-constant width almost all the way to the spoke bed. Without giving up the proven benefits of the toroidal shape, Firecrest is the first aero profile that effectively controls airflow around the back half of the



Firecrest Carbon Clincher Rim

Weight: 980g

Hub Used: 188/V9

Rim Depth: 82mm

Brake Track Width (centre): 24.73mm

Max Width: 27.5mm

Clincher Bead Width: 16.25mm

Spoke Count: 24

Spoke Length Non-Drive: 230mm

Spoke Pattern Non-Drive: 2 cross

Spoke Pattern Drive: 2 cross

Spoke Length Drive: 228mm

Max Tire Pressure: 125psi / 8.62 bars

11-speed compatible hub: Yes

Track Adaptable: No

Dimpled Surface: Yes

External Nipples: Yes

This wheel is not tubeless compatible and use 20mm rim tape.

Availability: In stock

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Optimizing the revolutionary Firecrest aero-rim concept for an 82 mm depth and the distinct airflow pattern of clincher tyres required Zipp to evaluate a slew of minutely varied prototypes through CFD, or computational fluid dynamics, software and in the wind tunnel. At 27.5 mm wide, the final version is the fastest deep-section carbon clincher in the world. Yet, with a weight of only 980 grams, it more than holds its own on the climbs.

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