Review of Zipp 202 Firecrest Clincher Carbon Wheelset


Zipp 202 Firecrest Wheel

One of the lightest, best handling, stiffest climbing wheels on the market, the Zipp 202 Firecrest Front Wheel is all about aiming higher. It retains the classic 32mm rim depth of its predecessor and now has a wider 25.4mm max rim width, thanks to its Firecrest profile. The Firecrest rim shape improves stability by moving the wheel's center of pressure to sit almost directly over the steering axis, where wind-induced steering torque has a minimal effect. It produces similar to better aerodynamics than most 46-66mm V-section rims, especially in the crosswinds, and rolls faster and handles better than classic road wheels. Zipp's exclusive resin improves heat dissipation, and when combined with their Platinum Pro EVO brake pads, provides unmatched braking power, even on harrowing descents. Oversized Zipp 88 hub increases torsional rigidity by 28% for more direct power transfer, uses larger precision Swiss steel bearings for increased durability, and features adjustable preload to increase bearing life and ride quality. The Zipp 202 Firecrest is the new aerodynamic weapon of climbers everywhere.

Oversized Hub