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Zipp202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Wheel

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Item # ZIP001N

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202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake Wheel

ZIPP's famous for making some of the fastest wheels on the road, but it's taking things to the next level with the 202 Carbon Clincher Disc Brake wheel. To make the most of your speed, you have to harness serious stopping power, and ZIPP's done that by setting the 202 up to ridden with disc brakes, which increase modulation, respond immediately, and work in all conditions, so you can ride harder and with more confidence.

Of course, for the brakes to matter you need to be able to hit high speeds in the first place. ZIPP redesigned the 202 with its Firecrest carbon-fiber technology, which decreases air resistance, increases stiffness, and boosts the 202's speed and stability on the descent. By widening the rim slightly, ZIPP increased traction and stability while decreasing rolling resistance, and used complex computer simulations to figure out that the added width is also beneficial for clincher-style wheels. The carbon is microscopically dimpled, like a golf ball, to reduce drag, and the shape of the 202 is designed to excel in real-world crosswinds, not just controlled laboratory conditions.

If you're psyched about the increased convenience of a top-shelf clincher, you might also be worried about its smoothness, compared to a tubular wheel. Don't be. ZIPP fused an aluminum hoop to the carbon structure, which acts as a gentle spring to smooth out road vibration, and inserted a magical viscoelastic material between the carbon laminates to further smooth out your ride. Topping things off, ZIPP hooked the 202 up with ZIPP 88 and ZIPP 188/V9 front and rear hubs, respectively, and strung the wheels with Sapim X-Ray stainless steel spokes. Titanium skewers lock the wheels on to your dropouts, and Swiss Steel bearings keep you spinning smoothly for thousands and thousands of miles. The 202 is compatible with six-bolt disc brake rotors only—no rim brakes here—and is intended for riders weighing up to 250lbs.

  • Firecrest carbon-fiber rim technology
  • 25.4 maximum width and 16.25mm bead width
  • 32mm rim depth
  • Zipp 88 disc front hub and Zipp 188/V9 rear hub
  • Stainless steel Sapim X-Ray spokes
  • Six-bolt disc-brake rotor compatibility
  • ZIPP titanium skewers

Tech Specs
Rim Materialcarbon fiber
Tire Typeclincher
Rim Depth32 mm
Rim Width[maximum width] 25.4 mm, [bead width] 16.25 mm
Brake Compatibilitydisc brake
Hubs[front] Zipp 88 disc, [rear] Zipp 188/V9
SkewersZipp Ti
Spokesstainless steel
Spoke Count18 / 24
Recommended Usecycling, cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty2 years

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[front] 705g, [rear] 825g, [complete] 1530g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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I see this was answered a few years back, as this item being sold as a wheelset. I wanted to confirm that still applies today. So for the price listed above I would receive the [front] Zipp 88 disc and Zipp 188/V9 [rear]?


Hi! Is there a newer version of the 202? Does it use a different hub? Thanks, Dan

Hi Daniel, yes there is. Item #ZIP002A is the 202 firecrest with the new Zipp 177 hub.


Hi, my fork is for a 12mmx100 thru axle hub. Bike frame Rear is 12x142mm thru axle. Is this wheelset compatible?


Please advise this deal is for the wheelset or 1 wheel

Hi Jacky, This is for a wheelset. You'll get a [front] Zipp 88 disc and a [rear] Zipp 188/V9. If you have any other questions, please let me know and I'll get you taken care of. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead


Freehub fits SRAM 11 speed?