Zipp

ZIPP 808 Firecrest Carbon Rear

£1,179.23 £942.31 £236.92

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Zipp's engineers create uniquely tuned rim profiles for every combination of rim depth and tire style to achieve maximum performance. So the process of developing the 808 Firecrest® Carbon Clincher was much more complex than merely adding clincher sidewalls to the 808 Tubular or increasing the depth of the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher.

Technical Specification:

Weight 938g
Rim Used X82
Hub Used 188
Rim Depth 81mm
Aero Width 26.53mm
Nominal Tire Bed Width 16.25mm
Spoke Count 20
Spoke Length Non-Drive 224mm
Spoke Pattern Non-Drive Cross
Spoke Pattern Drive Radial
Spoke Length Drive 210mm
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Track Adaptable No
Dimpled Surface Yes
Ceramic Bearing After-market installation
External Nipples Yes


Optimizing the revolutionary Firecrest aero-rim concept for an 81 mm depth and the distinct airflow pattern of clincher tires required to evaluate a slew of minutely varied prototypes through CFD, or computational fluid dynamics, software and in the wind tunnel. At 27.5 mm wide, the final version is the fastest deep-section carbon clincher in the world. Yet, with a weight of only 1,763 grams, it more than holds its own on the climbs. New for 2012, the 808 is available in a classic Falcon Grey or new stealthy Beyond Black color scheme. Both feature updated 88/188 hubs, with a 7.5 mm-wider rear bearing stance, and a 2-degree cant on the non-driveside flange for increased stiffness and reliability.


With Firecrest’s unparalleled approach to the wheel’s center of pressure, the 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher also handles crosswinds with the stability you’d normally associate with a much shallower rim – making the 808 Carbon Clincher ideal for non-disc-legal courses like Kona. Plus, the wide rim shape provides efficient power transfer along with comfort and durability, making it an excellent choice for just about any terrain and riding style.


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