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Optimizing wheels to perform with precision and control at the depth of the 808 FirecrestŒ¬ Carbon Clincher is pure engineering science. While the 808 Firecrestäó»s aerodynamics and stability are proven every weekend in road races, triathlons and time trials around the world, understanding how profoundly good these wheels are only comes from riding the wheel that, as a set, has proven faster than any other.
Optimizing the revolutionary Firecrest aero-rim concept for an 82mm depth and the distinct airflow pattern of clincher tires required us to evaluate a slew of minutely varied prototypes through CFD, or computational fluid dynamics, software and in the wind tunnel. At 27.5 mm wide, the final version is the fastest deep-section carbon clincher in the world. Yet, with a weight of only 1,885 grams, it more than holds its own on the climbs.
With Firecrestäó»s unparalleled approach to the wheeläó»s center of pressure, the 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher also handles crosswinds with the stability youäó»d normally associate with a much shallower rim äóñ making the 808 Carbon Clincher ideal for non-disc-legal courses like Kona. Plus, the wide rim shape provides efficient power transfer along with comfort and durability, making it an excellent choice for just about any terrain and riding style.
- Weight: 855g Front / 1030g Rear
- Rim Depth: 82mm
- Spokes Count: 18 Front / 24 Rear
- Max Width: 25.4mm
- Dimpled Surface: Yes
- Hubs: 188/V9 Zipp hub
- Compatibility: 11 Speed SRAM/Shimano