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202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc brake

The Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset is harnessing high technology and for high adventure. Without the constraints of rim brake caliper compatibility or brake-track requirements, the 202 Firecrest Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset open new adventures, paved or not. What’s more, we’ve revised our industry changing Firecrest rim shape to be tubeless compatible, disc-brake specific, and more effecient at creating a fast and stable ride in any wind condition. 

To maximize the aero performance of the wheels, Zipp’s ABLC™ dimples extend all the way to the outer edge of the disc-specific rims. The new wheels also are optimized for wider tires to meet the performance needs of modern riders in search of low rolling resistance and aero efficiency with high comfort. In developing these wheelsets, Zipp engineers examined three different external rim shape concepts, and within each of those shapes, four separate internal widths before selecting the most efficient designs at each rim depth. The new 202 Firecrest Tubeless Disc-brake wheels has an internal width of 21mm and are aerodynamically optimized for use with 28mm wide tires. The new designs improve Firecrest’s ability to yield low aerodynamic drag and high crosswind stability, a combination we call AeroBalance™. 

Tubeless compatible, the wheels feature a rim bed made with internal ridges to lock the tire’s bead in place, ensuring secure performance even when ridden at lower tire pressures. Zipp’s low-rolling resistance and high grip Tangente RT28 pairs perfectly with this wheel. The RT25 Road Tubeless tire is another excellent option. 

 

A new carbon fiber layup for the Indianapolis-made rims keeps weight low while maintaining the Firecrest Carbon Clincher’s proven durability. The robust 77D/177D hubset, paired with 24 Sapim® CX-Sprint spokes front and rear, keeps the wheels stiff and responsive. To ensure compatibility with any bike, our versatile 77D/177D hubs come with swappable end caps to work with QR’s and thru-axles, including 12x100mm and 15x100mm front thru-axles as well as 12x142mm rear thru-axles. The 177D rear hub is also XDR driver body compatible for use with SRAM 10-42 cassettes. 

Each Wheel Includes:

  • Zipp Tangente Quick Release Skewer
  • Zipp Tubeless valve – factory installed
  • Tubeless rim tape – factory installed
  • Valve core removal tool
  • Zipp 77D/177D thru-axle caps to fit 12x100, 15x100 dropouts for front wheels, and 12x142 dropouts for rear wheels
  • Freehub body spacer – 11 to 10 speed
  • SRAM® XDR driver body for 177D available separately
MSRP:

Front wheel: $1,150, €1,200, £1,015
Rear wheel: $1,350, €1,400, £1,185

Retail Availibility: October 2017

Set Weight 1530g
Max recommended rider weight (lbs) 250lbs
Front Wheel
Weight 705g
Hub Used 77D
Hub Width 100mm
Rim Depth 32mm
Max Width 28.9mm
Internal Width 21mm
Spokes Sapim® CX-Ray®
Spoke Count 24
Spoke Pattern 2 cross
Spoke Length Drive 284mm / straight pull
Spoke Length Non-Drive 284mm / straight pull
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Max Tire Pressure 8.62bars
Track Adaptable No
Dimpled Surface Yes
Nipples Sapim® Secure Lock
External Nipples Yes
Thru Axle Compatible Yes
Tubeless Yes
Rear Wheel
Weight 825g
Hub Used 177D
Hub Width 135 / 142mm
Rim Depth 32mm
Max Width 28.9mm
Internal Width 21mm
Spokes Sapim® CX-Ray®
Spoke Count 24
Spoke Pattern Non-Drive 2 cross
Spoke Pattern Drive 2 cross
Spoke Length Non-Drive 284mm / straight pull
Spoke Length Drive 284mm / straight pull
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Max Tire Pressure 8.62bars
10 or 11-speed Compatible Hub Yes
XDR Compatible Yes
Track Adaptable No
Dimpled Surface Yes
Nipples Sapim® Secure Lock
External Nipples Yes
Thru Axle Compatible Yes
Tubeless Yes
Firecrest

With the new proprietary Firecrest rim shape in our 202, 303, 404 and 808 Firecrest wheels, Zipp wheels make a bigger difference in more ways than ever. Not only is Firecrest more aerodynamic than any other rim design, it improves handling in crosswinds and overall ride quality.

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Carbon Clincher

Our superior Carbon Clincher technology is the culmination of two years of intensive prototyping and testing. We worked with our composites supplier to develop an exclusive heat-resistant resin based on the materials used in motorsports brake systems. This proprietary technology improves heat management so substantially that all Zipp Carbon Clinchers pass stringent CEN safety standards.

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ABLC™  (Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control)

Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) refers to the patented and instantly recognizable dimpled pattern found on all of our carbon rims. ABLC smoothes airflow across the rim's surface and is tailored to every model from the 202 to the Super-9 Disc. The third-generation of ABLC has up to four times more dimples than before.

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Steel Bearings

Zipp is the only company specifying Swiss made highly specialized ball bearing cartridges. Working with a family owned Swiss bearing manufacturer, Zipp is able to attain a superior level of bearing smoothness and long life. Zipp ball bearings are specified to 10 millionths of an inch tolerance, guaranteeing that they are at least 2.5 times rounder and better matched than most company’s “high precision” balls, and more than five times tighter than most “precision” balls.

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