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Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 TLR Disc Rear
$899.99
Full-carbon, 50mm deep tubeless-ready disc brake wheel that perfectly balances durability, weight, and aerodynamics. Proven, tested design for the perfect upgrade There has never been a better time to upgrade to the feel and performance of carbon wheels. Aeolus Pro 5 TLR is a full carbon, tubeless-ready disc brake road wheel that balances durability, weight, and aerodynamics for pro-level performance that doesn’t break the bank. We started with a proven 50mm-depth shape and added the versatility of disc brake hubs to make a carbon road wheel available to all. Product details - D3 Dual Directional Design profile cuts drag at tire-leading and rim-leading edge - OCLV Pro carbon offers an optimized blend of weight, stiffness, and durability - Tubeless Ready (TLR) rims allow for quick transition to tubeless system - Stacked lacing alignment provides a better spoke bracing angle for a stiffer wheel - 50mm depth OCLV Carbon rim (27mm outer, 19.5mm inner width) DT Aerolite spokes and Alpina locking nipples - Center lock disc hubs with 12mm thru-axle front and rear, Bontrager 24 point engagement, 3 pawl hub - Compatible with Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10/11 freehubs, axle swap kit available for quick release and 15mm - Includes TLR rim strip, TLR valve, valve core removal tool, and traditional rim strip
Bontrager SSR Disc Road Front Wheel
$269.99
Whether you're touring, building the ultimate commuter or just want excellent stopping power on the road, Bontrager's Select Disc Road Front Wheel is a sweet choice. Free speed will be yours thanks to the low-profile aero rim and 24 spokes that aren't afraid of rough roads. Plus, the hub is easily serviced and features polished, ground bearing races, a forged shell and a chromoly axle for top-notch durability.
Profile Design 58/TwentyFour Full Carbon Front Wheel (Clincher)
$974.99
Races, training, group rides, gran fondos—Profile’s 58/Twenty Four Full Carbon Clinchers will be your new secret weapon. Their engineers used fluid dynamic modeling and wind tunnel testing to create a super slippery 58mm-deep by 24.5mm-wide rim for maximum free speed and slicing right through head and cross winds. Adding mph are the Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes, which have locking nipples so they stay tight. These wing-like wheels save you massive energy on the flats and they're also light enough to rocket you up the climbs. Plus, Profile's careful hand assembly and advanced carbon layup mean rock-solid stiffness for outstanding power transfer. And, because sometimes you just have to hit the brakes, Profile includes high-tech carbon wrapping and a heat-resistant resin in its rims, plus carbon-compatible brake pads come with the wheels so you'll have more stopping power than ever. Upgrade to the 58/Twenty Fours and get ready to become a better rider.
Bontrager SSR Disc Road Rear Wheel
$279.99
Whether you're touring, building the ultimate commuter or just want excellent stopping power on the road, Bontrager's Select Disc Road Rear Wheel is a sweet choice. Free speed will be yours thanks to the low-profile aero rim and 24 spokes that aren't afraid of rough roads. Plus, the hub is easily serviced and features polished, ground bearing races, a forged shell and a chromoly axle for top-notch durability. And the 130mm and 135mm Over Locknut Dimension (OLD) hub options makes these wheels usable on both your road or cyclocross frames.
Profile Design 78/TwentyFour Full Carbon Rear Wheel (Clincher)
$1,161.99
During races, the people who pedal the least generally win the most. Profile’s 78/Twenty Four Full Carbon Clinchers are invisible to the wind and carry your speed to make this happen. Profile's Fluid dynamic modeling and wind tunnel testing created a 78mm-deep by 24.5mm-wide aero rim profile that excels in all wind conditions. Plus, there are Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes for more free speed, which have locking nipples so the wheel remains tight and true, too. These speedy hoops are carefully layed up and built by hand for awesome stiffness and amazing power transfer. And, because even the fastest racers have to slow down now and then, Profile includes advanced carbon wrapping and a heat-resistant resin in its rims, plus carbon-compatible brake pads come with the wheels so you have maximum speed control. Give your performance a turbo boost by upgrading to the 78/Twenty Fours soon.
Zipp 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Wheel
$1,934.99
Built on the foundation laid by Firecrest, offering unrivaled crosswind stability and the most aerodynamically efficient rim design on the market, the 303 NSW takes it all to the next level. Like its siblings, 404 NSW and 808 NSW, Zipp's top engineers in The Nest advanced development lab incorporated improved aerodynamics, industry leading braking performance, and reduced rolling friction to produce the lightest, highest-performance 303 wheelset Zipp has ever made. Light enough to fly up climbs, tough enough to excel in the cobbled classics, and with the industry's best available braking performance for the most technical descents, the 45mm deep 303 NSW is built for a singular purpose: To be fast, everywhere. But the 303 NSW is no "race day only" wheelset to be tucked away in a wheel bag until a race number is pinned to the rider's jersey. It's built to take the abuse of everyday training rides. Zipp has achieved this reliability at a lighter weight with a revised carbon fiber layup developed through testing on the famed cobbles of the Forest of Arenberg with the world's fastest riders. Because the toughest roads often experience the toughest weather conditions, they've included Zipp's Showstopper brake track for braking performance that delivers the best modulation and shortest stopping distances in wet and dry conditions. And they've improved aerodynamics with their ABLC Sawtooth technology and Impress graphics to produce a rim that is as fast as it is stealthy. At the center of the 303 NSW wheelset is the Cognition hubset. Built to provide the lowest rolling friction possible without compromising sealing, the hub's Swiss-made bearings work in tandem with Zipp's Axial Clutch technology to dramatically cut rolling friction when compared with conventional freehub systems. Bottom line: Cognition hubs make the 303 NSW fast, even when you aren't pedaling. All of these technologies combine to build a wheelset that only NSW technology can produce, a wheelset with unrivaled performance. Wherever the road may take you, get there faster on Zipp 303 NSW wheels.
Profile Design 38/TwentyFour Full Carbon Clincher Wheels
$938.99 - $1,082.99
Get some extra speed in criteriums, time trials, and triathlons on Profile's 38/TwentyFour wheels. Their 38mm-deep carbon rims slice through the wind, yet are not so deep that they get pushed around in crosswinds. For extra stiffness, hi-flange hubs are paired with handbuilt construction, and bladed spokes.
Zipp 404 NSW Carbon Clincher Wheel
$2,425.00
Following the success of the 808 NSW, which was ridden to victory at the Pro Men’s Ironman World Championships and the Elite Women’s UCI Team Time Trial World Championships, Zipp is proud to launch their second wheelset in the NSW Series, the Zipp 404 NSW Carbon Clincher. Zipp's advanced development engineers in their top-secret lab, known as The Nest, have delivered a wheelset with improved braking performance, exceptional aerodynamic efficiency, and unparalleled crosswind stability with the most popular and best-selling rim depth. Like the 808 NSW, the 404 NSW also makes use of a Cognition hubset for increased durability and exceptionally low freehub drag. No matter where you ride, the 404 NSW is engineered to make that ride faster. With a rim depth of 58mm, the 404 NSW is designed as a do-everything wheelset that is adept at climbing and maintaining speed on the flats; a wheel strong enough to handle the Spring Classics, but light enough to inspire sprints out of corners. With its advanced aerodynamics, developed using 42 different CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) concept studies and months in the wind tunnel, the 404 NSW’s unrivaled crosswind stability saves watts that would have been spent keeping the bike straight, and provides unequivocal confidence for high speed descending. When it comes time to slow for a corner, the NSW-exclusive Showstopper brake track stands ready to deliver the best modulation and shortest stopping distances available, regardless of weather conditions or the length of the descent. Simply put, the 404 NSW represents the cutting-edge of carbon clincher wheel technology delivered straight from The Nest, where Zipp’s advanced development engineers design the world’s fastest wheels.
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake Front Wheel (Tubular)
$1,492.99
Zipp makes the impossible possible with their 303 Firecrest Carbon Disc Brake wheels—they're equally at home on the flats as they are in the mountains. The 45mm-deep rims slice through the wind more efficiently than even many deep-section wheels thanks to their 28.5mm-wide dimpled rims. And, by creating a seamless junction between the rim and tire, the increased width further reduces drag. The 303s climb with the best and re-accelerate out of corners like rockets since they barely register on the scale, which makes them a must-have on undulating terrain. The extra wide rim also allows running wider tires at a lower pressure, which boosts ride quality and comfort and reduces rolling resistance. Zipp's 77D/177D disc hubs gives you incredible stopping power in wet and dry conditions alike, and they're thru-axle compatible (sold separately) for jaw-dropping steering precision and power transfer. You also get Sapim's outstanding CX-Ray spokes.
Zipp 202 Tubular
$1,545.00
With crisp acceleration and precise handling, Zipp's 202 Tubular is built to crush climbs and carve through crosswinds with efficiency. At only 1,180 grams, the 202 is responsive without sacrificing stability, thanks to optimized hub flange geometry and Sapim CX-Ray spokes. An aerodynamic 32mm toroidal rim profile rolls as well as deeper rims, and Zipp's 77/177 hubset provide hassle-free reliability. Each wheel comes with Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, a Zipp Integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, and quick release.
Profile Design 58/TwentyFour Full Carbon Rear Wheel (Clincher)
$1,118.99
Races, training, group rides, gran fondos—Profile’s 58/Twenty Four Full Carbon Clinchers will be your new secret weapon. Their engineers used fluid dynamic modeling and wind tunnel testing to create a super slippery 58mm-deep by 24.5mm-wide rim for maximum free speed and slicing right through head and cross winds. Adding mph are the Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes, which have locking nipples so they stay tight. These wing-like wheels save you massive energy on the flats and they're also light enough to rocket you up the climbs. Plus, Profile's careful hand assembly and advanced carbon layup mean rock-solid stiffness for outstanding power transfer. And, because sometimes you just have to hit the brakes, Profile includes high-tech carbon wrapping and a heat-resistant resin in its rims, plus carbon-compatible brake pads come with the wheels so you'll have more stopping power than ever. Upgrade to the 58/Twenty Fours and get ready to become a better rider.
Profile Design 58/TwentyFour Full Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Wheels
$974.99 - $1,118.99
Profile Design married their time-tested, wind-tunnel proven technology and rim shapes to the all-weather stopping power of disc brakes in their 58/TwentyFour full-carbon disc brake wheels. The super slippery 58mm-deep by 24.5mm-wide rim offers maximum speed and slices right through head and cross winds. Adding mph are the Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes, which have locking nipples so they stay tight and the wheels stay true. The hubs are built with six-bolt rotor mounts so you can rest assured that no matter what the weather or the race course is like you'll have unmatched stopping power at your control. These wing-like wheels save you massive energy on the flats and they're also light enough to rocket you up the climbs. Plus, Profile's careful hand assembly and advanced carbon layup mean rock-solid stiffness for outstanding power transfer.
Profile Design 58/TwentyFour Full Carbon Tubular Wheels
$865.99 - $974.99
There are no compromises on race day, and Profile Design knew that when they designed their 58/TwentyFour tubular wheels. The 58mm-deep rim, 24.5mm rim width, and super stiff carbin layup provide uncompromising go-fast performance. And, the aero shape of the rim slips easily through the breeze, increasing your efficiency and speed. Match these rims up with your favorite tubular tires (sold separately) and experience a ride that clinchers just can't offer, with high-traction cornering and a supple road feel you need to ride to believe. The hubs feature sealed bearings for high-mileage durability and the freehub body is Shimano/SRAM 9, 10, and 11-speed compatible so you can use the drivetrain of your choice.
Profile Design 78/TwentyFour Full Carbon Front Wheel (Clincher)
$1,009.99
During races, the people who pedal the least generally win the most. Profile’s 78/Twenty Four Full Carbon Clinchers are invisible to the wind and carry your speed to make this happen. Profile's Fluid dynamic modeling and wind tunnel testing created a 78mm-deep by 24.5mm-wide aero rim profile that excels in all wind conditions. Plus, there are Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes for more free speed, which have locking nipples so the wheel remains tight and true, too. These speedy hoops are carefully layed up and built by hand for awesome stiffness and amazing power transfer. And, because even the fastest racers have to slow down now and then, Profile includes advanced carbon wrapping and a heat-resistant resin in its rims, plus carbon-compatible brake pads come with the wheels so you have maximum speed control. Give your performance a turbo boost by upgrading to the 78/Twenty Fours soon.
Zipp 808 Firecrest Tubular
$1,474.99 - $1,740.00
Zipp optimized its Firecrest technology to build a highly aerodynamic 82mm rim—the Zipp 808 Firecrest Tubular. Designed for efficient power transfer and stable control in time trial and triathlon competition, the 808's wide 27.5mm rim shape provides confident tracking in crosswinds and over rough surfaces. Built with Zipp's excellent 77/177 hubset that features optimized flange geometry and Sapim CX-Sprint spokes to increase lateral stiffness, this 1,700-gram wheelset combines toughness and reliability in a wind-shedding package that has to be ridden to fully appreciate. Each wheel includes specially-designed Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, Zipp Integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, rim tape, and quick release.
Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular
$1,545.00
Zipp hits high all-around marks with their 303 Firecrest Tubular wheelset, thanks to a wide tire bed and mid-aero profile. The 28.5mm rim width provides confident control in nasty crosswinds and on rough roads, and the 45mm Firecrest rim profile offers wind-shedding aerodynamics while maintaining great acceleration characteristics. Zipp's 77/177 hubset, laced with Sapim CX-Sprint spokes, provides maintenance-free reliability and lateral stiffness, and trusted stopping power comes via Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads. Included with each wheel are a Zipp-integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, rim tape, and quick release.
The Wheel Shop Mavic Open Elite/Shimano Sora HB-RS300 700c Front
$169.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 15mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 32 - Hub Model Shimano Sora HB-RS300 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type - - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 20.2mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Mavic Open Elite - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex Ace17/Formula FM-21-QR 700c Front
$67.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 17mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Silver - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Formula FM-21-QR - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Sapim CX-Ray - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 23mm - Depth 18.2mm - Rim Model Alex Ace17 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Mavic A119/Shimano Deore FH-T610 700c Rear
$189.99
- Position Rear - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 135mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body Shimano HG - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 19mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 32 - Hub Model Shimano Deore FH-T610 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type DT Stainless - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 24mm - Depth 17.5mm - Rim Model Mavic A119 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex DM-18/Formula DC-20 700c Front
$89.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim and Disc IS 6-bolt - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 18.4mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 32 - Hub Model Formula DC-20 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type DT Stainless - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width 24.4mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Alex DM18 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex Ace17/Formula FM-31-QR 700c Rear
$71.99
- Position Rear - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 135mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body Freewheel - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 17mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Formula FM-31-QR - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Sapim CX-Ray - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 23mm - Depth 18.2mm - Rim Model Alex Ace17 Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex Ace17/Formula FM-31-QR 700c Rear
$69.99
- Position Rear - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 135mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body Freewheel - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 17mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Silver - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Formula FM-31-QR - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Sapim CX-Ray - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 23mm - Depth 18.2mm - Rim Model Alex Ace17 - Skewers Included Yes
DT Swiss PR 1400 Dicut OXIC 21
$816.99 - $1,128.99
The pinnacle of aluminium road wheels. The ceramic OXIC surface coating brings brake performance to rim brakes like it has never be seen before. The rims are wide, asymmetric, and lightweight, making for an outstanding stiffness-to-weight ratio. If set up tubeless, supreme comfort and grip are added to the athletic character. Finally, at just 1435g, this wheelset is both extremely practical and competitive, very much in tune with its stealthy appearance.
Zipp 30 Course Disc Brake Rear Wheel (Clincher)
$754.99 - $792.99
Upgrade your road bike with Zipp’s 30 Course Disc wheels. Featuring stiff, light 26mm-deep Zipp aluminum rims, Zipp's precision 77D/177D disc hubs and Sapim's outstanding CX-Ray spokes, these hoops maximize your power transfer for superior acceleration, climbing and handling. They also boast a 25mm-wide tire bed for running wider tires to improve the ride even more and minimize pinch flats.
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc Brake 700c Rear
$1,735.00 - $1,874.99
Road bikes are going where they’ve never gone before, are expected to do more, and are being ridden harder than ever. At the same time disc brakes are rewriting the rules of what’s possible with rim design. For this new era, the Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset sets the new standard. With a disc-specific, tubeless rim, the 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is now internally 21mm wide and faster than ever. Designed from the start as a tubeless rim, the 303 Firecrest features a rim bed made with internal ridges to lock the tire’s bead in place, ensuring secure performance, even when ridden at lower tire pressures. A new carbon fiber layup keeps weight low while maintaining the 303’s legendary durability. The rim’s lightweight design allows the 303 to glide up the steepest climbs while SRAM's robust 77/177D hubset keep the wheels stiff and responsive. Each Wheel Includes: - Zipp Tubeless valve extender and valve-core wrench - Zipp rim tape (factory taped) - Zipp Tangente quick-release skewer - Zipp thru-axle end caps
Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc Brake 700c Rear
$1,831.00 - $1,874.99
Road bikes are ever evolving and ever inspiring. The new 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset offers cyclists everywhere the opportunity to experience superior braking and stopping power to match the speed and stability of SRAM's most popular and versatile 58mm rim depth. Aero has never been so affordable and attainable. The consistency and power of disc brakes provides precision modulation and stopping power, literally at your fingertips. As for speed, the 404 Firecrest is where the Firecrest Revolution began. If you had to choose just one wheel, the 404 Firecrest should be your choice. With a depth and shape proven in all conditions, it’s a classic all-around performer and the standard by which all other wheels are measured. At the center of the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc-brake is the durable and versatile 77/177D hubset, which offers options for riders to switch wheels from quick-release to thru-axle without tools. - Firecrest rim Technology provides world class handling and stability - 77/177d hubset, with its best-in-class durability and improved bearing protection, all with no pre-load adjustment needed - Aero performance, durable and Light Weight - To ensure compatibility with any bike, the versatile 77/177D hubs come with swappable end caps to work with QR’s and thru-axles - Tubeless ensuring secure performance even when ridden at lower tire pressures. - ISO 4210 compliant. See Declaration of Conformity for details.
Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Wheels
$1,404.99 - $1,675.99
The Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher retains a classic 32mm rim depth, but with a sturdier 25.4mm rim width for all-around use. This legendary climber's companion weighs just 1,450g, and features Sapim CX Sprint spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness. Laced to the maintenance-free Zipp 77/177 hubset, you can count on best-in-class durability no matter where you decide to ride. Confident stopping power comes from a combination of heat-resistant resin used in the 202's construction and Tangente Platinum Pro Evoke brake pads that provide all-conditions reliability. Zipp includes an integrated valve extender with valve-core wrench, rim tape, and quick release.
Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Disc-Brake Front Wheel
$2,475.00
The 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Disc-brake delivers aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability that far surpasses conventionally shaped wheels with the superior modulation and stopping power of disc brakes. The 454 NSW’s undulating 53/58mm-deep rim shape takes cues from some of nature’s most elegant design solutions and combines them with engineering precision for unrivaled durability and performance while delivering a level of AeroBalance unlike any wheel ever made. Zipp engineers have optimized the biomimicry-derived 454 NSW for the ultimate in all conditions braking control—disc brakes. This marks the first NSW wheelset available for disc brakes, offering cyclists the greatest AeroBalance with the superior modulation and stopping power of disc brakes. It is the ultimate mid-depth wheel for all-around road performance. - Hyperfoil - Cognition Disc-brake hubset - ImPress graphics - HexFin ABLC dimple pattern - Carbon Clincher - AeroBalance - Handcrafted in the USA
Zipp 302 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake 700c Front
$888.00 - $916.99
With a 45mm deep Indianapolis-made carbon rim, optimized for low aerodynamic drag and precise handling in all riding conditions, the 302 Carbon Clincher delivers the ride that Zipp wheels are renowned for at a price that makes Zipp carbon quality and performance more attainable than ever. To keep the wheels light and easy to service Zipp used a center locking brake rotor mounting interface on their 76D/176D hubs. The 76D/176D hubset also features replaceable axle end caps for thru-axle compatibility. Add in the 302’s XDR driver body compatibility, and you have a wheelset that can meet the needs of virtually everyone. And like all of Zipp's carbon clinchers, the 302 uses the same rim bed design that makes tire removal and installation as easy as possible. The 302’s smooth carbon rim is hand assembled to Zipp’s new 76D/176D hubs using Belgian CX-Sprint spokes and brass spoke nipples to build a wheel that is both fast and reliable—tough enough to survive the Spring Classics or the road less traveled, yet light enough to tackle the steepest grades. Experience Zipp speed with the 302 Disc-Brake. Each 302 Disc-Brake Wheel Includes: - Zipp valve extenders - Zipp rim tape
Zipp 202 NSW Carbon Clincher Wheels
$1,880.00 - $2,425.00
When Zipp gave their top engineers in The Nest advanced development lab the task of shedding more weight from their lightest carbon clincher wheelset, the 202 Firecrest, while also improving rolling friction, aerodynamics, and braking, it was a very tall order. When they asked them to do all of this without sacrificing durability, it looked like an impossibility. But the NSW advanced development team delivered on every request and built the ultimate climbing wheelset, a climbing wheelset strong enough to use on every ride. Engineered to be the fastest accelerating carbon clincher Zipp has ever made, 202 NSW flies up the toughest climbs, and then shaves even more time off of the descents to follow. And because extracting greater speed on the mountain is only half the battle, they built the 202 NSW to deliver the lowest aerodynamic drag available for a rim of this depth for speed everywhere else. In order for a climbing wheelset to be world beating it has to do more than simply deliver low weight; it has to deliver uncompromising performance on every level. This is why Zipp engineers in The Nest chose to enhance the world’s fastest climbing carbon clincher, the 202 Firecrest. With a new lighter carbon fiber layup for the 32mm deep 202 NSW, they’ve dropped weight where it matters most, at the outer edge of the wheel, while maintaining the durability and lateral stiffness that Firecrest is famous for. Then they reduced aerodynamic drag with ABLC Sawtooth technology and used ImPress graphics to ensure that nothing stood between the air flowing over the rim and the dimples made to smooth that flow. Knowing that there is no benefit to a wheelset that climbs fast and descends slow, NSW engineers incorporated their Showstopper brake track for the most confidence inspiring rim braking performance available, whether the road is wet or dry. To further improve the wheelset’s rolling efficiency, the 202 NSW rim is laced to their groundbreaking Cognition hubset. Built around their Axial Clutch freehub technology, the Cognition rear hub is engineered to maintain speed when coasting by disengaging the ratchet mechanism. This technology enables the Cognition rear hub to deliver far less rolling friction than wheels using conventional freehubs—a real advantage when fighting through rolling foothills or when spun out on long descents. Engineered for speed when approaching, ascending, traversing, and descending the world’s toughest mountain roads, the Zipp 202 NSW is a wheelset that can only come from one place, The Nest, where the world’s fastest wheels are made.
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