Zipp introduced their Firecrest shape a few years ago while developing full carbon clinchers and have slowly been updating their entire wheel range with the new design. The company’s 202 wheels are the last to receive the Firecrest facelift and they are being marketed as a “do-it-all classic wheelset”.
There are hundreds of wheels on display at Interbike this year. More manufacturers are now offering full carbon clinchers, wider rims, and many have updated their hubs to accommodate Shimano’s new 11-speed cassette.
Professional riders use them all the time while many manufacturers claim that you will benefit from significant time and power savings, but does that mean a carbon wheelset is good value for money? When coffee shop conversation turns to upgrades, a lot of riders think of wheels. Indeed, I get more clients asking about wheelsets […]