Why We Like The 858 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Wheel
Brands born from a racing heritage knows what it means to construct a speedy wheelset, and that's true for Zipp. We can trace their origins all the way back to race car development, and we see the same rigorous testing on their bike technology as we did with their race car construction. Zipp produces aerodynamic road-racing components with the use of composite engineering and wind-tunnel testing, and they're entirely focused on creating a more efficient component for your ride or race. With the 858 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Wheel, we're seeing that same dedication to perfection.
First and foremost, we like that this new aero weapon is tubeless ready. Having that advantage means riders will see increased cornering control so we can speed through tight turns without worry, but it also means riders will see reduced rolling resistance despite the wheelset's 18mm internal rim width being optimized for wider tires. Zipp's proprietary Sawtooth profile (a 77/82mm-deep rim shape) ensures aero efficiency along with stability in a crosswind. Disc brakes ensure that, despite all that speed, riders will see reliable stopping power that increases confidence.
- Aerodynamic and efficient wheelset with a deep 77/82mm rim shape
- Zipp's Sawtooth profile increases crosswind stability, aerodynamics
- Biomimicry technology applied to increased efficiency
- Hyperfoil nodes reduce drag and side force
- Disc brakes offer confident stopping power and predictability