Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel

Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel

The 202 has a long, storied history on the great climbs of the Grand Tours as the lightest offering in the formidable Zipp wheel stable. Billed as a lightweight climbing wheel that does double duty as a solid all around workhorse, Zipp's 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel will fly up mountain passes one weekend and turn around to throw down in a local criterium or cyclocross race the next. If you're after a one wheel quiver, then this is your wheel. The 202 Firecrest features Zipp's lowest profile with a 32mm rim depth that provides exceptional crosswind stability when you're leading the echelon. It's wide, 24. 62mm brake track easily accommodates a range of tire widths to cover different riding styles and surfaces. The wider rim also gives tires a solid platform to increase stability by reducing the side bulge effect found in tires mounted to narrower rims. You'll zoom across the course with confidence that these wheels will climb like mountain goats and corner on rails with a solid, comfortable ride along the way. With climbing comes descending, and with descending comes the inevitable fear of overheated rims that so often creeps into the minds of those with carbon wheels. Zipp addresses the issue of carbon rims overheating under prolonged braking by introducing a special heat resistant resin into the carbon layup to increase heat dissipation and reduce the potential for rim failure. Zipp claims that use of this resin has led to an impeccable record of zero heat related rim failures in its carbon rims, so you can attack those big descents with confidence that you'll make it safely to the next climb. While the 202 doesn't have the deep rim of Zipp's 303 or 404, it does come with some aerodynamic features. An updated version of Zipp's signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control ABLC dimpling uses strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to smooth airflow, allowing the wheel to slice swiftly through the air. ABLC boasts aerodynamic...

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