Zipp 808 Tubular Firecrest Wheelset

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Wheelset includes: 808 TUBULAR 700F BLK 808 TUBULAR 700R SRAM 11S BLK The 808 changed perceptions about deep-section wheels. At first, its 82 mm-deep profile appeared only in time trials and triathlons. And sure enough, its early incarnations netted numerous Grand Tour stage wins and Ironman® world championship at Kona. Still, it didn’t take long before Zipp riders discovered that the 808’s light weight, responsiveness, and solid handing are ideally suited to hilly bike legs, criteriums, field sprints and long days off the front of the peloton. With the new Firecrest rim shape, the 808 has improved in almost every metric. It's 27mm wide profile is 15 seconds faster than before over 40km, and now equals or exceeds the performance of any 90mm-deep rim on the market as well as many discs. It isn't just fast, it's a dream in the wind and in the turbulent air of the Queen K highway. The Firecrest rim shape means no other wheel this deep is as easy to handle in crosswinds, suddenly the wind becomes a competitive advantage for you. New for 2014 is the latest iteration of our 188 rear hub, the V9, along with 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. SPECIFICATIONS: Weight: Front (735g) Rear (895g) Wheelset (1630g) Max Recommended Rider Weight: 250 lbs/110kg Rim Depth/Width: 82mm/27.5mm Spoke Count/Pattern/Length Front: 18 / Radial / 224mm Spoke Count/Pattern/Length Rear: 24 / 2-Cross 230mm NDS / 2-Cross 228mm RDS Front Hub: 88 Rear Hub: 188/V9 Colour: Black