2008 has been a good year for the Zipp 202. Carlos Sastre used them to make his Tour winning attack on Alpe d'Huez and Jan Frodeno rode them to Olympic gold in Beijing. Throw in all its other results like Martin Maaskant's 4th place on the cobbles of Paris Roubaix and the 202 has proven itself for more than just going uphill.That said, the 202's domain lies in the high mountains. But even a 1081g per pair climbing wheelset still has to get you to the base of the ascent and back down from the top. So Zipp designed the 202 in this context. As the first climbing wheelset developed in the wind tunnel, it rolls more efficiently on the flats than most 46 50mm rims. Plus, it's stiff enough to deliver surefooted cornering on the trickiest descents and rapid accelerations to make your attacks even sharper. For 2009, we've spec'd the 202 with our all new 88188 hubset and moved to external spoke nipples for easier service with no aero penalty. As always, Zipp's VCLC and Carbon Bridge technologies ensure that the 202's ride is comfortable, smooth, and rock solid.