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Zipp releases new deep-section 858 NSW and 808 Firecrest wheelsets  

Wheel brand Zipp has released its latest lightweight, ultra fast wheelsets. 

The new 858 NSW and 808 Firecrest wheels are lighter than their previous models and both come with hookless rims. 

According to Zipp, distributed by Zyrofisher in the UK, both wheels are hundreds of grams like than their predecessors.

Zipp 858 NSW

The 858 NSW tubeless disc brake wheels feature Zipp’s Total System Efficiency technology, which uses tubeless and hookless rim profile to reduce the weight. 

It also features Zipp’s patented Sawtooth profile, designed for aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability. 

The 858 NSW features Zipp’s Carbon Internal Reinforcement, which creates a rim that is 10% lighter and just as strong as previous wheels 

While this wheelset is optimised for tubeless tires, you still have the option to run tubeless ready tires with tubes. 

At the centre of the 858 NSW is the Cognition V2 Hubset engineered with the Axial Clutch V2 mechanism for quicker engagement and lower friction as well as improved durability. 

 858 NSW tubeless disc brake wheelset specification 

  • Rim depth: 85 mm
  • Rim inside width: 23 mm
  • Weight (g): 1530 grams
  • Rim construction: carbon-hookless
  • Tire compatibility: tubeless tires only
  • RRP: £3570

The 808 Firecrest tubeless disc wheelset is designed for triathlons, crits and road racing, with an 80mm deep rim. 

Also featuring the Total System Efficiency designs, the 808 Firecrest is 280 grams lighter than the previous version, according to Zipp. 

Zipp 808 Firecrest

The wheel is designed with a hookless and tubeless rim profile and 23mm internal width, ideal for running wider tires at lower pressure for reduced rolling resistance and greater cornering grip. 

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Zipp’s German-engineered ZR1 DB Hubset provides quick engagement with robust durability, adding to the punchiness of the 808 Firecrest. 

808 Firecrest tubeless disc wheelset specification

  • Rim depth: 80 mm
  • Rim inside width: 23 mm
  • Weight (g): 1635 grams
  • Rim construction: Carbon-Hookless
  • Tire compatibility: tubeless tires only
  • RRP: £2235
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