These Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Clinchers come from the very upper echelons of Zipp's Nest Speed Weaponry research and development division. Using the class-leading Firecrest rim-profile as a starting point, these 808 NSW wheels have a wider profile at 27.8 mm and an updated ABLC™ SawTooth™ dimpling pattern for even better aero efficiency and crosswind stability. ImPress™ graphics make an aesthetically subtle but significant upgrade performance-wise by printing the logos directly onto the wheel so the work of the aerodynamic dimpling is unaffected unlike with traditional wheel decals.
Bringing all the speed of the 808 NSW wheels to a halt is an industry-leading Showstopper™ brake track which incorporates molded-in grooves for consistent wet-weather performance along with extremely strong and abrasion-resistant silicon-carbide particles in the resin. In combination with a rough media-blasted finish, the result is unparalleled braking power and manipulation even in the wettest of weather.
Down from the Zipp 808 NSW's 82 mm deep rims, the 18 front / 24 rear Sapim CX-Ray spokes are laced to an improved Cognition™ hubset. The rear uses Axial Clutch™ technology that reduces drag by using a magnet-operated 36-tooth freehub mechanism that disengages when coasting. It also features a star-shaped flange along with a scalloped hub shell on the front that both serve to reduce the loads placed on the bearings for extended longevity and smoothness.
Claimed weights are 830 g / front, 980 g / rear, 1810 g total. Rider weight limit is 250 lbs. Includes titanium quick-release skewers, Silca valve extenders, wheel bags, Zipp Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, Zipp 700c x 19 - 25 mm inner tubes, and rim tape.
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