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Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Front Wheel 18 spokes Black Decal

Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Front Wheel 18 spokes Black Decal
Brand: ZIPP
Product Code: ZPWH80834002
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To achieve maximum performance with every Zipp wheelset, our engineers create uniquely 
tuned rim profiles for every combination of rim depth and tire style. 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.

Optimizing the revolutionary Firecrest aero-rim concept for an 82 mm depth and the 
distinct airflow pattern of clincher tires required us 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 1,795 grams, it more than holds its own on the 
climbs. 

 

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.

In addition to Firecrest, all Zipp full-Carbon Clinchers feature an exclusive heat-
resistant resin as part of the composite structure. Utilized in the 808 Firecrest Carbon 
Clincher, this technology prevents spikes in rim temperature and tire pressure that can 
impact performance and handling. In fact, heat dissipation is improved so substantially 
that ours are the only carbon clinchers to pass stringent European safety testing without 
limitations on rider weight or brake-pad options. So every rider can tackle even the 
longest, most technical descents with confidence.

For triathletes and road racers seeking superior aero performance, stable handling, and 
the convenience of clinchers, there’s no faster all-around wheelset than the 808 
Firecrest Carbon Clincher.

New for 2014, the 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is built with a 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 of the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step 
Cycling Team and is in use by other top pro cyclists and triathletes including Pete 

Jacobs and Mirinda Carfrae.Cavendish received early hub prototypes in January 2013 and logged 13,000 kilometers 
(8,078 miles) on continually refined variants, including his stage victories at the Giro 
d’Italia and the 2013 Tour de France. His feedback helped optimize the hub’s flange 
geometry, stiffness and weight.

The new 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.

New for 2014 wheels, our fully die cut matte White and matte Black rim decals are 
borderless, thinner and lighter.11 speed compatible

This wheelset is not tubeless compatible.

Use 20mm rim tape with this wheelset.

SPECS

Set Weight    1830g   
Max Recommended Rider    250lbs   

Front Wheel

Weight    835g   
Hub Used    88
Rim Depth    82mm   
Brake Track Width (center)    24.73mm   
Max Width 27.5mm
Clincher Bead Width 16.25mm
Spokes  Sapim CX-Ray   
Spoke Count  18
Spoke Pattern Radical
Spoke Length 224mm
Max Tyre Pressure 125psi
Max Tyre Pressure 8.62 bars
Track Adaptable Yes
Dimpled Surface Yes
Ceramic Bearing Aftermarket
Nipples Sapim
External Nipples Yes

Rear Wheel

Weight    995g   
Hub Used    188/V9   
Rim Depth    82mm
Brake Track Width (center)     24.73mm   
Max Width 27.5mm
Clincher Bead Width 16.25mm
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray   
Spoke Count 24
Spoke Length Non-Drive 230mm
Spoke Pattern Non-Drive 2 cross
Spoke Pattern Drive 2 cross
Spoke Length Drive 228mm
Max Tyre Pressure 125psi
Max Tyre Pressure 8.62 bars
11-speed compatible hub Yes
Track Adaptable  No
Dimpled Surface Yes
Ceramic Beading  Aftermarket
Nipples Sapim
External Nipples Yes

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