Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher V3 Road Wheel - Front
The 202 Firecrest rim shape is one of the lightest, best handling, stiffest climbing wheels on the market. Thee Zipp 202 Firecrest retains the classic 32mm rim depth of its predecessor and now has a wider 25.4mm max rim width, thanks to its Firecrest profile. The Firecrest rim shape improves stability by moving the wheel's center of pressure to sit almost directly over the steering axis, where wind-induced steering torque has a minimal effect. It produces similar to better aerodynamics than most 46-66mm V-section rims, especially in the crosswinds, and rolls faster and handles better than classic road wheels.
The 77/177 hubset brings improved stiffness and durability over the hubset found on the previous generation of hubs, with wider flanges and a bigger axle. There's also no longer a need to set a bearing preload, and the bearings are also better protected from the elements, which means less wear and maintenance. A new improved quick release skewer also improves wheels retention and a more ergonomic lever for easier use.
- 32mm ultra-light carbon fiber rim
- Firecrest shaping improves stability in crosswinds and aerodynamics
- 77/177 hubset is stiffer and more rigid
- Newly redesigned quick release skewer improves leverage and ergonomics