ZIPP 808 Firecrest Tubular Carbon Wheelset - QR - Matte Black

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The 808 Firecrest Carbon wheelset 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.

Now, with the revised Firecrest rim shape, the 808 has improved in almost every metric. In fact, the 808 Firecrest is the fastest wheelset Zipp has ever tested. Its 27.5 mm max. wide profile (brake track width: 24.73mm) is 15 seconds faster than before over 40km, and now equals or exceeds the performance of many 90mm-deep rims on the market as well as many discs. At high wind angles, the 808's aero advantage is even greater, yet Firecrest also makes the 808 remarkably stable.

Essentially, the 808 Firecrest provides the speed of a much deeper rim with the handling of a much shallower one. On windy non-disc-legal course like Kona, that counts for a lot. And in Firecrest's first crack at elite-level competition, Chris "Macca" McCormack rode it to a win on the Big Island in 2010.
With its wider profile, the latest 808 Firecrest Tubular also shows improved lateral stiffness for efficient power transfer and crisp acceleration, yet offers greater comfort and impact resistance than its predecessor.

At the center of the 808 Firecrest tubular wheelset is Zipp's 77/177 hubset with best-in-class durability and improved bearing protection with no pre-load adjustment needed. The result is improved stiffness, durability, simplicity and versatility:
Optimized flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim CX Sprint spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness and robustness. Includes newly designed quick-release skewers with a wider more ergonomic handle to provide more leverage for opening and closing. When closed, lever contours neatly with the frame. New robust hub shape with distinctive graphics.

Note: Requires special brake pads for carbon rims!

Recommended and approved brake pads for zipp Carbon wheels:

  • Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo Brake Pad
  • Zipp Tangente High Performance Cork Brake Pad
  • Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro (first version Tangente pad)
  • SwissStop® Black Prince pad
  • Bontrager cork pads
  • Zipp carbon/carbon pads
  • SwissStop® yellow pads
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Product Name: ZIPP 808 Firecrest Tubular Carbon Wheelset - QR - Matte Black
Manufacturer: ZIPP
Item Code: ZIP250916
Year: 2018
Material: Rim: carbon
Weight: approx. 1700 gram (manufacturer's specs (FW: 770g, RW: 930g))
Rim height: 82mm
external/internal rim width: external: 26.04 mm (brake track) | 27.5 mm (max)
E.T.R.T.O.: 27-622
Spokes: Sapim CX-Sprint
Nipples: Sapim
Spokes number: front 18
rear 24
Hub axle system: front 100mm
rear 130 mm
Fitting type of tire: tubular tires
Purpose: triathlon, time trial, competition
hub: FW Zipp 77
RW Zipp 177
Fitting for shifting: Shimano/SRAM 10/11-speed
Max. permissible total weight
(rider + bike):
Color: black carbon rims, black spokes, glossy black hubs
Included in delivery: front wheel, rear wheel, Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, quick release, integrated valve extender with valve-core wrench
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