Zipp announced the release of two new wheelsets which will be available in March. Zipp brags:
Our wheels are the gold standard for performance for good reason. At each rim depth we offer, our wheels provide the greatest aerodynamic advantage on the market.
The two new wheelsets – the 30 and 60 Aero Clinchers – combine the perfect balance of aerodynamics, durability, stiffness and weight that Zipp is known for, while coming in at a lower price point than its higher-end, high-performance wheelsets.
At the heart of these two new wheels is the light, smooth and tough new hub, which is 10 or 11-speed compatible. Its shell is formed from ultra-strong and lightweight 7075-T6 aluminum. Sapim CX-Ray spokes maintain stiffness required for efficient power transfer. External nipples better support each spoke as it exits the rim. Stainless steel bearings ensure years of smooth riding. This hub is precision set, so it requires no pre-load adjustment.
Zipp 60 Clincher
The new Zipp 60 Clincher allows you to experience a precision-engineered, high-performance carbon rim at a price that won’t create financial drag. The 58mm dimpled hybrid toroidal rim is based on aerodynamic principles validated in the wind tunnel and with scores of race wins. Based on our quarter-century of aero expertise, the 60 Clincher is stiff and durable yet nimble thanks to continuous and strenuous product development. An all-new hub makes the 60 Clincher as durable as it is fast. This versatile wheelset is perfect for the road racer, the triathlete or gran fondo enthusiast who simply loves to ride.
The Zipp 60 Clincher is inspired by Zipp’s pioneering rim that’s won races around the globe. Zipp’s M2CM technology fuses the aluminum hoop to the inner carbon section during the molding process. Zipp’s famous ABLC, Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control, dimple pattern smooths airflow across the rim’s surface. That 60’s aluminum brake track provides a familiar and effective stopping surface in all conditions.
Zipp 30 Clincher
Wherever your bike takes you – from the easy spin to the hurt of the pain cave, from a ride to the coffee shop on the corner to a century ride – the Zipp 30 Clincher wheelset transports you there in efficient Zipp style. And the aluminum 30 Clincher does all this at a price that fits every rider’s budget.
The 30’s 21.5mm wide tire bed enhances cornering grip and increases ride comfort. Its 30mm deep hybrid toroidal aluminum rim provides an aero advantage exceeding many deeper “V” section carbon rims. This is a durable, high-performance wheelset designed with proven aerodynamic principles. For you, that means years of riding your wheelset, not worrying about them.
The Zipp 30’s are perfect for those upgrading from basic wheels. They come in at 1655 grams (765g front, 890g rear) for just $850. The Zipp 60 Clinchers are ideal for the experienced rider or triathlete looking for a significant advantage without making the financial leap to a higher-end wheel. They weigh in at 1820g (850g front, 970g rear) for $1,500. Both wheelsets will be available at Higher Gear in March.