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First Rides: Zipp 808 Firecrest wheelset is more versatile than ever, much lighter & cheaper too!

First Rides: Zipp 808 Firecrest wheelset is more versatile than ever, much lighter & cheaper too!

The new Zipp 808s are much lighter, much cheaper, much wider, even faster, and more versatile than ever. If you’re looking for the full details…

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The new Zipp 808s are much lighter, much cheaper, much wider, even faster, and more versatile than ever.

If you’re looking for the full details on some fast wheels, you’ve come to the right place. The Zipp 808 Firecrest wheelset was redesigned to match its shallower counterparts’ wider, hookless tubeless design — with a huge drop in weight and price as an added bonus! Lighter, faster Zipp 808 aero wheels

all photos c. Jordan Villella The new design for the hookless 808 NSW and 808 Firecrest introduces two faster, more versatile wheelsets that can bring you speed on the time trial course and now also on the road, too. If you missed the whole story, check out our 808/858 news piece here , detailing everything new and how they will make you faster! First Impressions Review: Setup and dial in

We’ve had just a few weeks on the new hookless-tubeless 808s, but are already enamored with their newfound versatility.

Though our test set of wheels came with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, we took them off to get an accurate weight of the wheels.

The Zipp 808 Fire Crests dropped about 200g from its predecessor, taking most of the weight off of the rim, but the extra bits like the valves and lock rings are also light.

The 28mm Goodyear Eagle F1 tires took some convincing to get off the rim. A tire lever was needed to complete the process. The newly updated hookless design created an excellent seal, confidence-inspiring for hard cornering.The Eagle […]

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