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Zipp Rolls Out New Wheels at Eurobike

The Indianapolis-based folks at Zipp have been very busy lately, and they are using the Eurobike exposition to introduce the fruits of their labor to the world. 
  • We talked a little bit about this one earlier in the week, but the new Sub-9 disc wheel is said to achieve negative drag when paired with Zipp's new dimpled tubular, the Tangente2. Zipp says that it produces a negative 80g of drag at a 15 degree yam angle, yielding 11 watts of forward power. 
  • Their updated 202 wheel is as light as ever, but has seen aerodynamic improvements in the form of a different cross section, a slightly deeper rim section (32mm) and Zipp's ABLC (Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control) dimpling.
  • The 1080 is a deep, deep section wheel that is said to be 29 seconds faster than a 3 spoke wheel over 40km. It handles crosswinds just as well as a 3 spoke wheel while being 80g lighter. 
Zipp is best known for their wheels, but they have some other, equally amazing products.
  • The new VumaQuad crankset bests Zipp's already superlight 300 crankset by 86g. It offers a huge 30mm aluminum bottom bracket spindle with an external bearing layout AND a 4 arm chainring setup that is said to be stiffer than the competition.
  • The TT/Tri fans get some new shift extensions and brake levers to go along with the very sexy Vuka base bar.
As with previous posts, as pictures become available, I'll add them to the story. 

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