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The Most Chosen Aerodynamic Wheel by the World's Best Triathletes.

The Most Chosen Aerodynamic Wheel by the World's Best Triathletes.
Aloha! The world's best triathletes will be descending upon Kona, HI in just one week for the Ford Ironman World Championship, October 11, 2008. More prospective world champions will be choosing Zipp aerodynamic wheels over any other brand of aero wheels and there are plenty of opportunities for you to do the same at the Ford Ironman World Championship's expo from October 7 through 10.
Several Zipp wheels will be available for demo and rental. Among the wheels available for test rides and race rental are the Zipp 1080, the fastest non-disc wheel in the universe, the Zipp 404, the winningest wheel in the Zipp line-up, and the Zipp 808 rear / Zipp 404 front, the favorite wheel combination for Kona champions.
Here are a few of the opportunities to check out the latest Speed Weapons in Kona:

  • Race Day Wheels - You can rent your carbon race wheels for only $140 + $55 shipping for the big race. More information is available at
  • Bike Works is the Official Bike Tech for the October 11, 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship! Prepare for your bike's arrival in Kona or make your reservation for on-island service and set-up and post-race return shipping. Click here for more information.
  • Boca Hawaii bike service in Kona, HI October 1 through 12. Ship, assemble and pack your bike with us in Kona at the host hotel: the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Send us your reservation for service and post-race return shipping. We will be accepting bikes from October 1st. Click here for more information.
  • Argon 18 - Test ride an E-114 and meet former world champions Torbjorn Sindballe and Samantha McGlone. More information is available at
  • Specialized - Join the Specialized Rider's Club to test ride the Specialized Transition featuring the fastest Zipp wheels with current and former professionals like Peter Reid! Visit the Specialized Concept store in Kona for the latest from Specialized. More information is available at the Specialized Rider's Club.
  • Kestrel - Visit the Kestrel booth at the expo to test their latest aero machines with Zipp wheels. Kestrel's website is
  • - Six-time Ironman World Champion Mark Allen heads the premier coaching program in the sport. Mark can choose any wheel he wants and he chooses Zipp. You can enter their sweepstakes for a chance to win a set of Zipp 808s. Visit them at their website to register.
See you in Kona! You can find us at the pavilion and the demo days of the expo area as well as with Boca Hawaii in the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel and with Bike Works.

Photo is courtesy of Jay Prasuhn.