Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics

Although there's no substitute for training, aerodynamics is where equipment has the greatest affect on your performance. That's why the wind tunnel is so important, but there's a difference between testing wheels in the wind tunnel and actually developing them there.

Zipp's unrivaled wind tunnel development process is more than just a glorified photo shoot. We start with literally dozens of non-structural SLA prototypes that we can reshape on the spot to hone in on the fastest design. The ones that make the cut return as structurally sound prototypes that we re-test to confirm our original findings before we ever make a production quality molding tool. Zipp's mission is to help you go faster. That's why our wheels are race-ready before they're camera-ready.

 

Articles

Zipp Wheels going the distance, going for speed [pdf]

Jay Prasuhn
Road Magazine
Issue 32, pages 42-44

Revolutionary Speed: Zipp's Wind-Tunnel test [pdf]

Jay Prasuhn
Triathlete Magazine
#278 - June 2007, page 192

Rough around the edges [pdf]

Sam Collins
Racecar Engineering
October 2006