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Back 12.5.2012

What else you'll find in that Zipp wheel box

Customers of Zipp’s Model Year 2013 wheels will notice some new things when they open that Zipp® wheel box:

  • All Model Year 2013 wheels work with 11-speed cassettes to be compatible with all modern drivetrains. A spacer is included for 10-speed compatibility. (For Model Year 2012 wheels, Zipp provides an 11-speed compatibility conversion service.)
  • Each new wheel ships with a Zipp Tangente butyl road inner tube with a removable core and an appropriate length Zipp Integrated Valve Extender. We also include a Zipp Valve Extender Wrench Set for proper installation. This tube-and-extender system puts the removable Presta-valve core at the end of the extension for the most effective air seal. You simply access the top of the Presta valve directly, just as you would on a tube without an extender. (Click here for more information.)
  • All Firecrest road wheels and discs are available with our Zipp name in newly designed distinctive Classic White or Beyond Black decals.
  • Also new, road tubular wheels include brake pads. Zipp’s newest pad especially designed for carbon braking surfaces is the Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo. (As in previous years, all wheels ship with quick release skewers and Carbon Clinchers with rim strips and brake pads.)

Note: Zipp’s two all-new wheels for 2013 are the 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher and the Super-9 Carbon Clincher Disc.