Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon - Rear 2012

SKU/Model: ZP12W808R
$1,374.95

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Quick Overview

Zipp doesn’t know when to stop pushing the limits of technology and the 808 Firecrest is a perfect example of limits pushed to the fullest. What would typically be seen as a time trial or triathlon wheel is now a rough and ready road racing wheels light enough to take on climbs while blowing past the competition on the flats and through the corners.


Unmatched stiffness, durability and stability come from the wider 27mm-wide rim, while aerodynamics come from the 90mm-deep rim size. With the new Firecrest rim shape, aerodynamics are improved across nearly every type of wind condition which makes this wheelset 15 seconds faster over 40 km, yet durable enough to take the win on the cobbled classics. Aerodynamics don’t have to be a sacrifice any more with the new Zipp 808 Firecrest.


The New Firecrest 808 is available in both Tubular and Carbon Clincher versions


Carbon Clinchers come complete with rim strips and Zipp Cork Composite brake pads

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Features/Technology

Firecrest - An entirely new rim shape providers an aerodynamic improvement that no one thought was possible The new wider rim shape also allows a wider rim for stability and thicker rim for durability. The best part is all this is done without sacrificing weight.

Carbon bridge technology - Zipp has effectively eliminated the need for Clydesdale wheels with a more durable rim structure. Carbon bridge technology utilizes a combination of Kevlar and carbon to make a remarkably durable rim for all the conditions you choose to throw at it.

ABLC - ABLC is the unique dimple surface Zipp has been known for creating. In its third generation design, every dimple of ever rim size is strategically placed for maximum performance making every wheel across the entire range faster, smoother and more efficient in its own unique design.