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The Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is the choice of many TT specialists and Triathletes alike. Most commonly put up front with a Zipp 900 in the rear, but on windy courses this wheel is used both front and rear.
The Reynolds 58 Aero C Wheelset is designed for the serious racer that wants to go faster. These wheels are aerodynamic and light which is a deadly combination when it comes to bike racing.
You won't let wind slow you down and you shouldn't let flats either. Combine state-of-the-art aerodynamics with the many benefits of road tubeless and you've got the Aura 5 TLR road wheelset. With an aluminum rim mated to a 50mm carbon (ACC) profile, Aura 5 is proven in the wind tunnel to be crazy fast, with the pad compatibility and traditional braking feel of an alloy track.
With the new proprietary Firecrest rim shape in our 202, 303, 404 and 808 Firecrest wheels, Zipp wheels make a bigger difference in more ways than ever. Not only is Firecrest more aerodynamic than any other rim design, it improves handling in crosswinds and overall ride quality.
Our superior Carbon Clincher technology is the culmination of two years of intensive prototyping and testing. We worked with our composites supplier to develop an exclusive heat-resistant resin based on the materials used in motorsports brake systems. This proprietary technology improves heat management so substantially that all Zipp Carbon Clinchers pass stringent CEN safety standards.
ABLC™ (Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control)
Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) refers to the patented and instantly recognizable dimpled pattern found on all of our carbon rims. ABLC smoothes airflow across the rim's surface and is tailored to every model from the 202 to the Super-9 Disc. The third-generation of ABLC has up to four times more dimples than before.
VCLC™ (Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control)
Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control (VCLC) uses a vibration-absorbing material sandwiched between layers of rigid carbon laminate in the rim. When the wheel receives an impact from the road, much of the shock is absorbed by the VCLC system, delivering a 10% reduction in vibration.
88/188 Hub Technology
Every aspect of our 88 and 188 hubs sets a new benchmark. The standard steel bearings are the roundest in the industry. The 17mm axle is the stiffest of any road hub we've tested. The wire EDM-cut hub internals are the most precise. When it comes to precision and performance, there's really no comparison.
Electron Discharge Machining allows us to cut the materials for our rear hub drive internals after they’ve been hardened through heat treating, negating the warping and imprecision caused by the heat-treating process.
Zipp is the only company specifying Swiss made highly specialized ball bearing cartridges. Working with a family owned Swiss bearing manufacturer, Zipp is able to attain a superior level of bearing smoothness and long life. Zipp ball bearings are specified to 10 millionths of an inch tolerance, guaranteeing that they are at least 2.5 times rounder and better matched than most company’s “high precision” balls, and more than five times tighter than most “precision” balls.
- Rim Depth: 58mm
- Width: 26.2 mm
- Design: CFD* / A2 Wind Tunnel Verified
- Spokes: 16/20
- Spokes Front: Aero Spokes
- Spokes Rear: Aero Spokes
- Weight: 1580g set (C)
- Hubs: Custom DT Swiss straight-pull
- Compatibility: Shimano / SRAM / Campagnolo
- Braking: CTg Braking System
- Brake Pads: Reynolds Cryo-Blue
- Aero Feature: DET™ Dispersive Effect Termination
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- ACC - Construction mixes lightweight aluminum and resilient carbon fiber
- Stacked Lacing - Provides a better spoke bracing angle for a stiffer wheel
- TLR - TLR rims allow for quick transition from traditional tubed tires to tubeless systems
- Construction: Aluminum Carbon rim (23mm outer, 17.5mm inner width), 3 pawl drive system, 18 front/24 rear DT nail head 14/15G bladed spokes, with Alpina alloy locking nipples
- Compatibility: Shimano 10/11spd, SRAM 10, Campagnolo (freehub sold separately)
No rider weight restrictions