Zipp 404 NSW Carbon Clincher wheelset review

The “nest” is Zipp’s nickname for where its most advanced development work occurs — a wholly separate part of the company’s facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, with limited employee access, no windows, and a permanently locked door that requires special keycard access. It is in this room that Zipp conceived its latest 404 NSW carbon clinchers, …


Photo gallery: Marcel Kittel’s Scheldeprijs-winning Specialized Venge ViAS

In yesterday’s 104th edition of Scheldeprijs, Etixx-QuickStep sprinter Marcel Kittel dashed to a record-breaking fourth victory in the Belgian one-day race. CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett was at the finish in Schoten and captured the following images of Kittel’s race-winning bike.


Zipp 30 Course wheelset review

Zipp is well known for its carbon wheelsets however the company has been offering alloy wheelsets in its range since 1999. The 30 Course is Zipp’s latest low profile alloy wheelset that caters for clinchers and tubular tyres as well as rim and disc brakes. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer …


Zipp Firecrest 202 clincher disc wheelset review

Zipp’s 202 has evolved from a lightweight tubular wheelset to versatile carbon clincher. The company recently released a disc-equipped version of the 202 to appeal to performance-oriented riders that have migrated to road disc brakes. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom considers the impact of road discs on the performance of the Firecrest 202 …


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Armstrong loses court case, ordered to pay ten million dollars to SCA Promotions; Criquielion fighting for life after suffering stroke; Bradley Wiggins to attempt hour in London in June; Contador declares he will retire after 2016 season; wants year that is ‘better than 2009’; Tour …


Inside Zipp: what it takes to be a leading wheel brand

Last month CyclingTips’ David Everett travelled to Indianapolis to experience first-hand how Zipp makes its wheels, to meet the people involved, and to find out what’s made them such a success. What Dave discovered was a company that has stayed true to its roots while becoming a world leader in wheel design and technology.


Zipp Firecrest 202 Clincher Review

Zipp introduced their Firecrest shape a few years ago while developing full carbon clinchers and have slowly been updating their entire wheel range with the new design. The company’s 202 wheels are the last to receive the Firecrest facelift and they are being marketed as a “do-it-all classic wheelset”.


Interbike Day 2 | Wheels

There are hundreds of wheels on display at Interbike this year. More manufacturers are now offering full carbon clinchers, wider rims, and many have updated their hubs to accommodate Shimano’s new 11-speed cassette.


Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Review

Zipp released the new Firecrest wheels in the middle of last year. What’s new about them? The biggest difference over their previous models is rim shape. These are not just a revamped version of the 404 tubulars. Zipp widened the sidewalls on the Firecrest. As you can see in the illustration below, they are very wide at …


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