In October 2012, we launched the 202 Firecrest carbon clincher – a 32mm deep road racing wheel set, with modified low weight/ high temp resin and 1375g in weight. This is the ideal wheel for climbing, may be used for cyclo-cross and as an every-day go to wheel. Rear hubs are updated to accommodate Shimano 11 speed, decals are changed, the “Zipp” portion enlarged and the silver banner dropped, available in white or black. Inner tubes are included with all carbon clincher wheels, redesigned Evo Tangente brake pads and the external valve extenders replace the black traditional Zipp extenders. Hubs are now only available in black. All rims are laser etched (September 2012) with 2D bar code and serial number opposite the valve hole on the spoke bed. The white linear bar code & serial number is moved to the tire bed from the rim sidewall.
In July 2013 we introduced the 303 Firecrest disc brake wheel set - available in tubular or carbon clincher with white or black decals. New front and rear black Zipp disc hubs, 24/24 spokes with no sand blasting on the rims. Note the spoke angles for disc brake wheels are different from regular road brake wheel
2013 – Zipp 30 and Zipp 60 Clinchers
In March 2013, we started shipping these entry-level, price-point, clincher wheel sets. They both use new Zipp designed black hubs (122/249) with high quality stainless steel bearings. The Zipp 30 is a 30mm deep all-aluminum toroidal rim with 20.4mm wide parallel brake tracks and weighs 1655g. This wheel set, with matt black hubs, is ideal for training and entry level racing. The Zipp 60 is a hybrid, dimpled aluminum / carbon rim, 58mm deep, parallel brake tracks (18.6mm wide) hybrid toroidal shape aero rim and weighs 1820g. This aero wheel set, with shiny black hubs, provides access to Zipp rim race technology at a very affordable price. Both wheel sets have 18 front and 20 rear black Sapim racing spokes, are 11 or 10 speed (with ring spacer) compatible and come with either SRAM/Shimano or Campy free hubs and white decals only.
2013 - Tangente EVO Pro carbon brake pads
Gray Tangente Evo Pro brake pads, designed for carbon braking surfaces, have a modified shape to increase air flow, improve water dispersal are 1mm thinner with 10% increase in surface area for longer wear. These new pads run 12 degrees cooler than others tested in our lab. Shimano pads were released in November 2012 and Campy in January 2013.
2013 - 404 650c Firecrest carbon clincher
In mid-March 2013 we started to ship a new 11 speed 404 650c dimpled Firecrest carbon clincher. This wheel set offers smaller athletes superior aerodynamics, stability, durability – and proper fit. It replaced the smooth hyper-toroidal tubular and hybrid aluminum clincher, gives savings of 5 watts and weighs 1465g. Firecrest rims have a near-constant width from brake track to spoke bed. That shape more effectively controls airflow and the wheel’s center of pressure to result in greater aerodynamics, improved handing in crosswinds and overall ride quality. We offer a choice of white or black decals with black hub and spokes.