Zipp’s wheel range has been overhauled completely over the last couple of years, with the brand making a wholesale switch to hookless and tubeless. This now includes the 808 Firecrest and 858 NSW wheelsets.
The final piece in the puzzle was the brand’s deepest rims, and the 808 (80mm-deep) and 858 NSW (82/85mm-deep) have been revamped to reduce weight and improve performance, according to Zipp.
With the new 8-series wheels comes a wider 23mm internal rim shape that’s optimised for 28mm tyres, as well as a new construction method that Zipp says makes these new hoops the brand’s ‘most rideable’ specialist speed wheels yet.
They’re claimed to be faster, too. Combining aero and efficiency gains, Zipp says the 858 wheelset is nine watts faster, while the 808 is six watts faster.
And, in what’s been a trend for Zipp wheels recently, the new wheels are also cheaper.
The 858 NSW now comes in at £1,585 / $2,000 / €1,775 for the front wheel and £1,985 / $2,400 / €2,225 for the rear, while the 808 is £1,095 / $1,125 / €1,225 for the front and £1,140 / $1,175 / €1,275 for the rear.
Both are available in XDR or Shimano/SRAM freehub options (a Campagnolo N3W driver is available separately). Zipp 858 NSW | What you need to know 243g lighter than the previous model 1,530g claimed weight (existing 858 NSW, 1,773g) Optimised tyre bed for easy tyre installation Sawtooth rim and HexFin ABLC dimple pattern 82/85mm-deep rim profile Minimum 25mm tyre width Optimised for 28mm […]