2013 Zipp Firecrest 808 Carbon Tubular Front Road WheelOh so fast and smooth. Distinctive, sophisticated, ridiculously fast; the 81mm deep Zipp Firecrest 808 Firecrest Carbon Tubulars provide maximum performance with every stroke of the pedals. For triathletes and road racers seeking superior aero performance, stable handling, and the convenience of tubulars, there's no faster all-around wheel set than the 808 Firecrest Carbon Tubular.
The tubular version offers several advantages over the clincher Firecrest 808. The tubular wheel set is a touch lighter than the clincher by 165 grams. The tires you chose will likely be lighter, adding to the overall weight reduction, and tubulars tend to have less rolling resistance thanks to the ability to run a higher tire pressure. Oh, and you can say goodbye to annoying pinch flats as well.
With Firecrest's unparalleled approach to the wheel's center of pressure, the 808 Firecrest Carbon Tubular also handles crosswinds with the stability you'd normally associate with a much shallower rim -- making the 808 Carbon Tubular 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. The 808 Firecrest also has Zipp's 88/188 hubs with a 7.5 mm-wider rear bearing stance, and a 2-degree cant on the non-drive side flange for increased stiffness and reliability.
Zipp full-Carbon Tubulars feature an exclusive heat-resistant resin as part of the composite structure. Utilized in the 808 Firecrest Carbon Tubular, 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 Zipp's are the only carbon tubulars 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.
- 81mm rim depth for maximum aerodynamics
- 1565g grams per set
- Zipp's venerable 88 hub
- Tubular version
- Front wheel only
2013 Zipp Firecrest 808 Carbon Tubular Front Road Wheel
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- Zipp 88
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- Sapim CX-Ray stainless steel
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- 725g, 1565g set
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