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Zipp 808 Firecrest Clincher Rim (Zipp X82)

Zipp 808 Firecrest Clincher Rim (Zipp X82)

While Wheelbuilder doesn't offer the Zipp 808 Firecrest (X82) clincher rim for individual sale, we can custom build your dream set of Zipp wheels using this rim. To view our custom build product offerings please visit our Custom Zipp 808 Firecrest Front Wheel, Custom Zipp 808 Firecrest Rear Wheel, and Zipp PowerTap Wheel pages.

Optimizing the revolutionary Firecrest aero rim concept for the 81mm deep Zipp 808 Firecrest (X82) Carbon Clincher required Zipp to evaluate countless minutely varied prototypes through computational fluid dynamics, software, and wind tunnel testing. At 27.5mm wide, the final version is the fastest deep-section carbon clincher in the world. Yet, with a weight of only 638 grams, it more than holds its own on the climbs.

The Zipp 808 Firecrest (X82) rim handles crosswinds with the stability you'd normally associate with a much shallower rim, making the 808 Firecrest (X82) Carbon Clincher ideal for non-disc-legal courses like Kona. The wide rim shape provides efficient power transfer along with comfort and durability, making it an excellent choice for just about any terrain and riding style.

Heavy, continuous braking on carbon surfaces can cause spikes in rim temperature and tire pressure that impact performance and handling, especially with clincher tires. To solve this challenge, Zipp's US-based composites supplier created a new heat-resistant resin exclusively for Zipp. This technology improves heat dissipation so substantially that these are the only carbon clinchers to pass stringent European safety testing without limitations on rider weight or brake pad options.

For triathletes and road racers seeking superior aero performance, stable handling, and the convenience of clinchers, the Zipp Firecrest 808 (X82) Carbon Clincher is a great choice.

Additional information:

  • Not available for individual sale
  • Weight: 638g
  • Hole count: 18, 20, 24
  • Rim profile: 82mm
  • Aero Width: 27.5mm
  • ERD: 479mm
  • Zipp Aero Data
  • Ideal use: road racing, criteriums, climbing and triathlon.


The Zipp 808 Firecrest (X82) clincher rim is not offered for individual sale. Wheelbuilder can customize your Zipp 808 Firecrest (X82) rim with your choice of hub, spokes, and nipples. Visit our Custom Zipp 808 Firecrest Front Wheel and Custom Zipp 808 Firecrest Rear Wheel pages to view our product options. We can also custom build a Zipp PowerTap Wheel using the 808 Firecrest (X82) rim.

Product Weight (g) 638
Have a question? Need more information? Ask us a question.
Answered on Nov 10, 2017
It is a carbon braking surface and you will need brake pads designed specifically for carbon wheels. We do offer the Zipp pads as well as SwissStop.

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