The all-new Zipp 808 Carbon Clincher employs a radical new aerodynamic rim profile, dubbed Firecrest™. Not only is the Firecrest profile more aerodynamic than any other rim design, it improves stability and handling in crosswinds, wheel strength and the overall ride quality.
With a wheelset weight of only 1795 grams, the new Zipp 808 Carbon Clincher with its Firecrest rim design is the fastest deep-section carbon clincher on the market. For triathletes and road racers seeking superior aero performance, exceptional handling and the convenience of clinchers, there is no faster all-around wheelset than the 808 Carbon Clinchers.
New for 2014 is the latest iteration of our 188 rear hubs, the V9, along with a new spoke-lacing pattern for the rear wheel - refinements that result in improved stiffness and durability. The new hub was developed in cooperation of superstar sprinter Mark Cavendish.
The 188/V9 hub has larger precision Swiss steel bearings for increased durability. Our new “virtual 3 cross” lacing on both sides of rear wheel improves stiffness, achieving 3 cross stiffness in a 2 cross pattern with a new spoke geometry. The 188/V9 has 25 percent more torsional stiffness than a leading competitive hub. This measure of stiffness is crucial for the direct power transfer to the rear wheel for out-of-the saddle sprints and climbs.
The new hub also is laterally (side-to-side) stiffer that its rival or predecessor.
|weight||Front (815g) Rear (980g) Wheelset (1795g)|
|max recommended rider weight||250 lbs/110kg|
|spoke count/pattern/length front||18 / Radial / 224mm|
|spoke count/pattern/length rear||24 / 2-Cross 230mm NDS / 2-Cross 228mm RDS|
|Weight||Front (815g) Rear (980g) Wheelset (1795g)|
|Max recommended rider weight||250 lbs/110kg|
|Spoke Count/Pattern/Length Front||18 / Radial / 224mm|
|Spoke Count/Pattern/Length Rear||24 / 2-Cross 230mm NDS / 2-Cross 228mm RDS|