Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubeless

Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubeless
Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubeless
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808 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel - Tubeless by Zipp
We've seen the 808 NSW parading around at the highest levels of the sport for years now, but the results are still impressive, every time. Not to be outdone by its sponsored athletes, Zipp has upped its own performance quota by adding a tubeless-ready rim and disc brakes to the 808 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Road Wheel. The base 808 NSW enjoys improved aerodynamics, a revised carbon layup, and better braking than the 808 Firecrest, but this wheel brakes even better and the option to run tubeless tires lets you run lower PSI for a cushier, more efficient ride. The addition of disc brakes does make the wheel heavier, but a slight weight gain isn't much of an impediment when the 808 NSW is used for its intended purpose: holding speed on long TTs and 112-mile bike legs. And anyway, the 808 NSW's refined carbon lay-up earns the set a claimed weight that's 75g lighter than the 808 Firecrest. Since those weight gains don't sacrifice durability and the tubeless rim reduces the risk of punctures, the 808 NSW also reduces the risk of you either having to change a flat or abandoning altogether with a catastrophic rim failure a la Sky at TA in 2017. Despite the advancements to rim, which is the element of the wheel that Zipp's tag line of "Speed Weaponry" is typically associated with, we're actually most excited about the Cognition hub. Blasphemy, we know, but the Cognition makes a strong case for itself. We'd even go so far to suggest that the NSW's Cognition rear hub may be the most exciting innovation we've seen in factory wheels since Zipp first introduced its bulging sidewalls. The hub owes its sex appeal to Zipp's Axial Clutch freewheel design, which features two Metal Injection Molding (MIM) ratcheting rings--one mated to the freehub body and one mated to the hub body. The two rings are machined like a ratchet, so they ramp off of each other while freewheeling but engage each other during pedal input. Compared to a standard pawl design, which actually resembles a drum br...

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