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Zipp Super-9 Carbon Track Disc Wheel - Tubular White, Track 700c

The ride of tubulars is legend, and the Zipp Super-9 Carbon Track Disc Wheel is prepared to show you why. When combined with the smooth surface of a velodrome, you'll enjoy such a sure-footed, comfortable ride that, while you won't be in danger of falling asleep during your next six day, you'll also experience far less vibration-induced fatigue during long races. The Super-9 tub also drops almost 100 grams of weight compared to its clincher counterpart, meaning it spins up fast and won't hinder accelerations when you're trying to gain laps or respond to an attack. Comfort and low weight don't mean the wheels are soft, though. Zipp also incorporates Kevlar thread in their carbon layup, which catches and disperses shock from impacts up to 350% better than carbon alone. This benefit is especially pronounced in the tire bed, where the rim is in greatest danger of taking damage due to unexpected impacts like, say, the calamitous cat that almost took out Cavendish on the track in Ghent. While that comfort and durability stuff is certainly nothing to scoff at, you're ultimately here because of the aerodynamic benefits afforded by Zipp's wheels. The Super-9 carbon clincher still has a dimpling pattern that's specific to the 900, which helps smooth the air flow in order to minimize drag. Its Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) carbon fiber skins are embossed with over 4900 golf ball-like dimples in five different sizes patterned to reduce turbulence. You get less drag in all wind angles, as well as less buffeting of the disc in crosswinds. The hub used is Zipp's durable track hub, with internals manufactured using a high-voltage wire EDM technology. This specialized manufacturing process, usually reserved for avionics and Formula One gearboxes, lets Zipp machine 50% harder materials at tolerances 20 times greater than standard machining and heat treating. The result is a sub-200g hub that can handle the torque of a four-cylinder car engine.

SALE Zipp 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Wheel Black, Rear Campagnolo, 6Bolt, Clincher

ZIPP's famous for making some of the fastest wheels on the road, but it's taking things to the next level with the 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake wheel. To make the most of your speed, you have to harness serious stopping power, and ZIPP's done that by setting the 202 up to ridden with disc brakes, which increase modulation, respond immediately, and work in all conditions, so you can ride harder and with more confidence.Of course, for the brakes to matter you need to be able to hit high speeds in the first place. ZIPP redesigned the 202 with its Firecrest carbon-fiber technology, which decreases air resistance, increases stiffness, and boosts the 202's speed and stability on the descent. By widening the rim slightly, ZIPP increased traction and stability while decreasing rolling resistance, and used complex computer simulations to figure out that the added width is also beneficial for clincher-style wheels. The carbon is microscopically dimpled, like a golf ball, to reduce drag, and the shape of the 202 is designed to excel in real-world crosswinds, not just controlled laboratory conditions.If you're psyched about the increased convenience of a top-shelf clincher, you might also be worried about its smoothness, compared to a tubular wheel. Don't be. ZIPP fused an aluminum hoop to the carbon structure, which acts as a gentle spring to smooth out road vibration, and inserted a magical viscoelastic material between the carbon laminates to further smooth out your ride. Topping things off, ZIPP hooked the 202 up with ZIPP 88 and ZIPP 188/V9 front and rear hubs, respectively, and strung the wheels with Sapim X-Ray stainless steel spokes. Titanium skewers lock the wheels on to your dropouts, and Swiss Steel bearings keep you spinning smoothly for thousands and thousands of miles. The 202 is compatible with six-bolt disc brake rotors only--no rim brakes here--and is intended for riders weighing up to 250lbs.

HED H3 FR Carbon Road Wheel - Clincher One Color, Rear Shimano

Top-quality race wheels tend to be tubular, but what you would say to a clincher wheel that can provide the same level of smoothness and speed? That's what we though. HED's managed to make it happen, and its H3 FR Carbon Clincher Road Wheel will blow your mind with its combination of lateral and torsional stiffness, aerodynamic awesomeness, and unreal stability. As with any carbon race wheel, the priorities of the H3 are, in no particular order, speed, speed, and speed. The carbon-fiber layup keeps the rim feathery light, and the 53mm rim depth and 19mm width help you zip through the air like it's not even there. Three airfoil spokes reduce friction as you put the hammer down, and HED managed to design the H3 to be equally efficient and stable in headwinds and crosswinds. Topping it all off is HED's Stability Control Technology, which is so secret that the company won't even share what it actually is--suffice it to say that feeling like a wobbly sail in serious crosswinds will be a thing of the past.HED used top-secret carbon-fiber orientations, hush-hush resins, and a layup that's so advanced it doesn't technically exist to make the H3 as stiff as they come. The bead locks on to clincher wheels with no noticeable loss of smoothness comparable to tubular setups, but with the obvious advantage of easier replacement. An alloy brake track provides reliable stopping power, and FR Sonic hubs keep you whirring like a podium-topping machine. The front hub uses a convenient quick-release design, and the included titanium skewers keep your wheels locked solidly on your frame, so you have one less thing to worry about.

HED H3D FR Carbon Wheel - Clincher Rear, Shimano/SRAM 700c

If you're racing a triathlon that doesn't allow full-disc wheels, the HED H3D FR Carbon Wheels are a great option. They're the fastest wheels HED makes, save for the full discs, and being one of HED's fastest wheels is certainly something to brag about. The wheels are not only fast, but they're quite stable in a surprising variety of wind conditions, too -they're not headwind-only wheels, which my actually make them better than many disc wheels. The H3Ds have an aluminum brake track, which we find preferable in racing conditions, it's just one less thing to think about when you're maxed out. They include titanium skewers, and carry a recommended weight limit of 250lbs. Front and rear wheels are sold separately, and the rear is available with either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo freehub bodies.

HED H3 FR Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular Front, 700c

Though other time-trial and triathlon-specific wheels may be faster in certain conditions, the fact remains that the HED H3 FR Carbon Road Tubular Wheel cuts drag from all angles, making it a much more versatile performer when nasty crosswinds and variable wind patterns threaten your day at time-trial and triathlon events. Available as both a front and rear wheel, the H3 FR Wheel is a full carbon tubular, with a 55mm deep rim, airfoil section spokes, and smooth connection points for incredibly low drag. Its deep rim section reduces drag for maximum efficiency. The spokes' unique shaping is aided by HED's special sauce for cross-wind scenarios, referred to as Stability Control Technology. This technology prevents the wheel from feeling squirrely or unmanageable during gusty conditions. The HED H3 FR Wheels feature an ultra-slim 19mm width for ample clearance with the smallest of time-trial frames. Each wheel comes with a titanium skewer. HED recommends keeping rider weight under 250-pounds. Moreover, you'll find the rear wheel is compatible either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo drivetrains.

SALE HED H3 FR Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular Rear, Shimano/SRAM 700c

Though other time-trial and triathlon-specific wheels may be faster in certain conditions, the fact remains that the HED H3 FR Carbon Road Tubular Wheel cuts drag from all angles, making it a much more versatile performer when nasty crosswinds and variable wind patterns threaten your day at time-trial and triathlon events. Available as both a front and rear wheel, the H3 FR Wheel is a full carbon tubular, with a 55mm deep rim, airfoil section spokes, and smooth connection points for incredibly low drag. Its deep rim section reduces drag for maximum efficiency. The spokes' unique shaping is aided by HED's special sauce for cross-wind scenarios, referred to as Stability Control Technology. This technology prevents the wheel from feeling squirrely or unmanageable during gusty conditions. The HED H3 FR Wheels feature an ultra-slim 19mm width for ample clearance with the smallest of time-trial frames. Each wheel comes with a titanium skewer. HED recommends keeping rider weight under 250-pounds. Moreover, you'll find the rear wheel is compatible either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo drivetrains.

SALE HED H3D FR Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular Rear, Shimano/SRAM 700c

There's a lot of physics knowledge required for a seriously in-depth discussion about the HED H3D FR Carbon Tubular Road Wheel, but we're not scientists, so we'll sum it up as best we can: it's damn fast. That said, it excels in fairly specific conditions, so you should be sure about how you're going to use it before you drop some fairly significant cash. By specific conditions, we mean that the H3D is best at particular speeds. If you're going to be riding consistently faster than 25mph, it'll work well as a front wheel, but if you'll be dipping below 25mph, the H3D should only be ridden in the rear. This has a lot to do with the rim depth and things called yaw angles, but you don't need to tax your wee brain trying to understand those right now. What you do need to understand is that the H3D is one of the fastest, stablest non-disc wheels on the market. Its Uni woven-carbon rim fabric is incredibly stiff and light, and the 90mm rim depth connects smoothly with the airfoil section spokes to manage airflow and reduce resistance. The V-shaped rim is only 19mm wide, which minimizes the effects of wind when you're riding quickly and allows smooth airflow passage when you slow down. Hed also hooked the H3D up with its top-secret Stability Control Technology, which is so hush-hush that the company won't even say how it work, just that it helps minimize the effects of crosswinds, no matter the angle they come from. The H3D comes in both SRAM/Shimano- and Campangolo-compatible versions, and has a titanium skewer and ratchet ring to make sure it doesn't fall off in the middle of a ride.

SALE Zipp 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Wheel White, Rear Campagnolo, 6Bolt, Clincher

ZIPP's famous for making some of the fastest wheels on the road, but it's taking things to the next level with the 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake wheel. To make the most of your speed, you have to harness serious stopping power, and ZIPP's done that by setting the 202 up to ridden with disc brakes, which increase modulation, respond immediately, and work in all conditions, so you can ride harder and with more confidence.Of course, for the brakes to matter you need to be able to hit high speeds in the first place. ZIPP redesigned the 202 with its Firecrest carbon-fiber technology, which decreases air resistance, increases stiffness, and boosts the 202's speed and stability on the descent. By widening the rim slightly, ZIPP increased traction and stability while decreasing rolling resistance, and used complex computer simulations to figure out that the added width is also beneficial for clincher-style wheels. The carbon is microscopically dimpled, like a golf ball, to reduce drag, and the shape of the 202 is designed to excel in real-world crosswinds, not just controlled laboratory conditions.If you're psyched about the increased convenience of a top-shelf clincher, you might also be worried about its smoothness, compared to a tubular wheel. Don't be. ZIPP fused an aluminum hoop to the carbon structure, which acts as a gentle spring to smooth out road vibration, and inserted a magical viscoelastic material between the carbon laminates to further smooth out your ride. Topping things off, ZIPP hooked the 202 up with ZIPP 88 and ZIPP 188/V9 front and rear hubs, respectively, and strung the wheels with Sapim X-Ray stainless steel spokes. Titanium skewers lock the wheels on to your dropouts, and Swiss Steel bearings keep you spinning smoothly for thousands and thousands of miles. The 202 is compatible with six-bolt disc brake rotors only--no rim brakes here--and is intended for riders weighing up to 250lbs.

Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular Black, Front

You've qualified for Kona, dialed your swim, perfected the run, and are looking to add one final dose of speed to your TT rig to get ready for the big race. Look no further than the Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Tubular Road Wheel, with proven speed and aerodynamic advantages to fly into the transition for a course PR, making the most out of all that travel time. With its deep 82mm rim, it's clear that the 808 is aggressively designed to slice through the wind. Zipp uses an updated version of its signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) dimpling with strategically placed and sized dimples across the rim surface to reduce drag and smooth airflow, allowing the wheel to swoop through the air with the confidence and grace of a diving peregrine falcon. ABLC boasts aerodynamic advantages at real-world yaw angles of ten to 20 degrees, which compares favorably to many wheels that feature minimum drag numbers at yaw angles of just five to ten degrees -- conditions that rarely occur outside of a wind tunnel. In non-techy talk, these wheels go faster and handle better than the competition in the actual conditions you'll experience on the road. In addition to blazing speed on the flats, the 808's relatively modest weight means it won't hamstring you on climbs. For the concurrent descents, or in the event of a technical TT course, Zipp makes sure to address the oft-encountered issue of carbon rims overheating under prolonged braking. By using a special, heat-resistant resin in the carbon layup, Zipp succeeds in increasing heat dissipation and reducing the potential for rim failure. Zipp claims that use of this resin has led to an unbeatable record of zero heat-related rim failures in its carbon rims, so you can ride those big descents and twisty courses with confidence that these rims will get you safely through. In the middle of it all, Zipp uses its updated 77 hub on the front wheel and its 177 hub on the rear for a silky smooth, friction-free ride that stays sti...

Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel White, Rear, Campagnolo

If versatility reigns as the most important characteristic for your new set of hoops to possess, stop reading hyperbolic marketing claims about 80mm rims being able to handle any terrain you throw at them and pay attention to Zipp's 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel. Construction speaks for itself with this wheelset; at 45mm, the 303 is faster than the narrower 202s when you're pushing through wind on the flats, but won't get bogged down on a climb the way a wider rim would. The thought of fighting with a set of deep dish carbon rims on a breezy day inspires similar dread to trying to control an overtired toddler in a public place. You can try to stay in control, but you'll be hard pressed to ever find a few minutes when you can relax. You'll experience none of that unpredictability during a ride with the 303's, as the 45mm rims manage winds calmly and consistently, while their wide 26. 4mm brake track gives a range of tire sizes a wide, stable perch to sit atop that won't cause bulging while cornering.Zipp adds its signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) to the 303 as well, which is an excessively descriptive moniker for the dimpled surface that's been a hallmark of Zipp for years. ABLC smooths airflow, cutting drag and saving you watts over time in conditions you'll encounter out on the roads, rather than only in a wind tunnel. As you pedal, the 303 will hum reliably on Zipp's 77/177 hubs, which Zipp reinforced this year to better block out grit and water for improved longevity.Out of the box, the wheels come with Zipp's updated quick-released skewers, which have been further fine-tuned for better aerodynamics and easier installation, as well as Zipp's Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, which Zipp recommends you use exclusively to get the full heat-resistant benefits of its resin brake track.