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Zipp 808 Firecrest Clincher Disc Road Bike Wheels


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Collection 2018 2019 2019 2018
Weight 1875 grams 1650 grams
Type of bearing Industrial Industrial Cup-Conus Industrial
Type Set Set Set Set
Rim Category Deep (46mm and up) Medium (33 to 45mm) Medium (33 to 45mm) Medium (33 to 45mm)
Rim Depth 82 mm 45 mm 37 mm 45 mm
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All specifications

Collection2018
Weight 1875 grams
Type of bearingIndustrial
TypeSet
Rim CategoryDeep (46mm and up)
Rim Depth82 mm
Rim MaterialCarbon
Maximum rider weight 120 kg
Rim Width27,5 mm
Rim width (internal)16,25 mm
Type of Tyre Clincher
Type of nippleExternal
Type of Body Shimano / Sram 10 - 11 speed
Number of spokes in front wheel24
Number of spokes in rear wheel24
Type of brakeDisc brake - 6 bolts
Brake surface-materialN.A.
Wheel bags includedYes
Built-in width fronthub 100 x 5 mm QR / 100 x 12 mm axle / 100 x 15 mm axle
Built-in width rearhub 135 x 5 mm QR / 135 x 12 mm axle / 142 x 12 mm axle
Spoke materialStainless steel
Nipple materialAluminum
Type of spokeStraight pull
Brake pads includedNo
Quick Releases includedYes
Warranty 2 years
Extended warranty No
Crash replacement No
Recommended tyre width 25 mm / 28 mm / 30 mm / 32 mm
ColourBlack

Detailed product description

What makes this set popular? Let’s start with the rim. The Firecrest aero profile is designed to reduce drag on the front and rear of the wheels. This distinguishes Zipp from their rivals. Zipp use a wider and less pointy rim. Firecrest rims are not only more aerodynamic but also stiffer and more comfortable. More comfortable because the tyre bulges better, which also improves stability in the corners. An aerodynamic rim that makes you go faster.

Another new feature is the the 77/177D hub. These hubs have end caps that can be taken off manually to mount the new standard 12x100 in front or perhaps even a 15x100 fit. For the fit in the rear wheel you can perhaps use a 12x135 or a 12x142. These hubs are cheaper, lighter, and perhaps most importantly: wider compatible than the old 88/188D. From now on you can choose: thru axle or quick release.

A stiff hub and rim don’t result in a stiff wheelset. That’s why Zipp applies the ‘Virtual 3 Cross’ spoke pattern. A 2 cross wheel with the stiffness of 3 cross wheel. This pattern is applied in both the front and rear wheels of the Disc edition on both sides.

ABLC technology
Zipp ABLC technology maximises the advantages of Zipp’s patented Firecrest rim profile. The ABLC rim profile with nodes that make little air swirls that guide the air inside the wheel, so the air goes straight along the rim, which reduces drag.

Manufacturer specifications

Front wheel:
• Hub: Zipp 77 disc
• 6 hole disc attachment
• Rim hight: 82 mm
• Velg width (maximum): 27.5 mm
• Spokes: 24
• Spoke type: Sapim® CX-Sprint

Rear wheel:
• Hub: Zipp 177 disc
• 6 hole attachment
• Rim hight 82 mm
• Rim width (maximum): 27.5 mm
• Number of spokes: 24
• Spoke type: Sapim® CX-Sprint