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Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Clincher Wheelset

Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Clincher Wheelset
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The Zipp 808 NSW is evolved from the winning formula of the innovative Firecrest. Like its siblings, 303 NSW and 404 NSW, Zipp's engineers in The Nest advanced development lab made improvements in aerodynamics, durability, braking performance, and reduced rolling friction to produce the lightest, highest performance 808 wheelset Zipp has ever made. The 808 NSW, with a rim depth of 82mm, is designed for triathletes, time trialists or any cyclist looking for increased speed and stability.

The aerodynamics are new and improved and feature Zipp's ABLC Sawtooth™ technology. This new Sawtooth dimple design consists of 12 nodes that are specifically clocked to start aerodynamic shearing at a rate of 50hz at 20mph. Sawtooth accomplishes this by inducing small sheet vortices that shed at a low magnitude, but at a higher natural frequency, thus decreasing the laminar bubble effect on the aerodynamically shielded side of the rim’s profile to further reduce high yaw drag and improve crosswind stability. These advancements result in tangible gains in aerodynamic efficiency and stability. The 808 NSW provides a 3-4 watt savings compared with the 808 Firecrest, which means an estimated 90 seconds at 40km per hour over 112 mile (180.25km).

The new Showstopper™ brake track is a complimenting pairing of a directional, molded-in, texture with silicon carbide particles suspended in the surface resin which delivers predictable modulation and quick stopping in wet and dry conditions.

Featuring a new and advanced carbon layup, the NSW rims are engineered to withstand the rigors of a heavy race and training schedule. Zipp's Impress™ graphic technology prints graphics directly on the wheel, to help allow the dimples to do what they were design to do – help control vortex shedding, the rate at which air sheds off the wheel. Managing this is crucial to stability. ImPress graphics also give NSW a distinctive stealthy look.

At the center of the 808 NSW wheelset is Zipp's Cognition hubset. Built to provide the lowest rolling friction possible without compromising sealing, the hub's Swiss-made bearings work in tandem with Zipp's new Axial Clutch™ technology to dramatically cut rolling friction when compared with conventional freehub systems.

Wheelset information:

  • Weight: 1,810g (total); 830g front; 980g rear
  • Rim: Zipp X82NSW
  • Rim depth: 82mm
  • Internal rim width: 17.25mm
  • Spokes: Sapim® CX-Ray 18F radial; 24R 2 cross
  • Front/Rear hub: Cognition front/Cognition rear
  • Nipples: External Sapim® secure-lock
  • Max recommended rider weight: 250lbs
  • Max tire pressure: 125psi


  • Zipp black titanium skewer
  • Zipp valve extender by Silca
  • Zipp individual wheel bag
  • Zipp Platinum Pro Evo brake pads
  • Zipp tube 700c x 19-25mm
  • Zipp rim tape 700c x 20mm

Customize: Wheelbuilder can customize a Zipp 808 NSW Wheelset with your choice of hub, spokes, and nipples. Contact us to learn more.


Product Weight (g) 1810g
Our price: $3,400.00
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