NOTE THIS IS A CLOSEOUT RIM ONLY WITH 18 Hole Drilling. We do not have matching rear rims available.
The Zipp 808 Firecrest Tubular rim handles crosswinds with the stability you'd normally associate with a shallower rim, making the 808 Firecrest ideal for non-disc-legal courses like Kona.
Designed specifically as a TT and race day specialist, the 808 is well suited for Triathletes, time trialists, and road racers looking for an aerodynamic advantage.
Zipp's wind tunnel testing confirms that widening the Firecrest rim and changing the sidewall's curvature profile improves aerodynamics, ride quality and stiffness. Without giving up the proven benefits of the toroidal shape, the wider rim shape moves the center of pressure closer to the rider, providing more stable, predictable handling than rims of equal or even shallower depth.
In both tubular and clincher versions, the wider Firecrest design better protects tires and places more rubber on the road while cornering without adding rolling resistance. A wider rim offers greater vertical compliance for control and comfort on rough surfaces while increasing lateral stiffness for sprinting and cornering.