The Zipp 808 NSW was developed in numerous wind tunnel test runs and concept studies with CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software. Triathlon and cycling professionals have already had great success with the new development: for e.g. Jan Frodeno, who won the 70.3 World Championship.
The rims of the 808 NSW have been reworked and are now even wider. With 19 mm jaw width and 26.4 mm outer width on the brake flank as well as a maximum of 28 mm, 25 mm wide tyres are the aerodynamically perfect choice.
The imprint graphics not only provide valuable weight savings, but also enable a unique and durable application of the four letters most feared by the competition in cycling racing: Z-I-P-P.
The revised ABLC (Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control) design reduces drag through more and less turbulence to ensure unsurpassed stability and control even in the strongest winds.
Showstopper technology uses a moulded silicone carbide (SiC) surface brake ring for maximum wet braking performance. The result is a braking performance that is in no way inferior to an aluminium rim, even in torrential rain. Showstopper technology offers higher wet braking power than any other carbon wheel.
Zipp Cogniton Hubs
The new Cognition Straightpull hubs, made of high-strength Z310.9 aluminium are extremely lightweight. The Swiss stainless steel bearings are the most precise in the entire industry. Specially developed hub bodies also distribute the load of the spokes more evenly over a larger surface to prevent torsion in the bearing area. The result is lower resistance and greater durability. The 17 mm hub axles are extremely stiff. The hub itself is milled using modern EDM technology so that 50 percent harder materials can be machined 20 times more precisely. The Cogniton hub series with Straightpull spoke mount offers even greater lateral stiffness.