Optimizing wheels to perform with precision and control at the depth of the 808 Firecrestå¨ Carbon Clincher is pure engineering science. While the 808 Firecrest‰Ûªs aerodynamics and stability are proven every weekend in road races, triathlons and time trials around the world, understanding how profoundly good these wheels are only comes from riding the wheel that, as a set, has proven faster than any other.
Optimizing the revolutionary Firecrest aero-rim concept for an 82mm depth and the distinct airflow pattern of clincher tires required us to evaluate a slew of minutely varied prototypes through CFD, or computational fluid dynamics, software and in the wind tunnel. At 27.5 mm wide, the final version is the fastest deep-section carbon clincher in the world. Yet, with a weight of only 1,885 grams, it more than holds its own on the climbs.
- Max recommended rider weight 250lbs
- 808 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is the 77/177 hubset
- Set Weight 1885g