TAME THE WIND. DEFY GRAVITY
Weighing in at only 1,115 g/wheelset, the Zipp 202 Tubular Bicycle Wheel is a
versatile racing wheel that also happens to climb like a mountain goat. Look
back through the crucial stages of recent Grand Tours and you’ll find the 202
winning stages, capturing leader’s jerseys and practically floating up the
world’s toughest climbs.
The 202 was Alberto Contador’s wheel of choice during nearly every stage on his
way to victory at the 2011 Giro d’Italia, proving that it’s a formidable weapon
on any terrain. And Zipp® triathlete Jan Frodeno won an Olympic gold medal on
the 202. Proving its durability, the 202 had even been ridden to a fourth place
finish at Paris-Roubaix. To get to the base of the climb, the 202’s 32 mm
toroidal profile was developed in the wind tunnel to roll on the flats as
efficiently as many 45 to 50 mm rims. After the summit, the 202’s high lateral
stiffness delivers precise handling on tricky descents and crisp accelerations
to finish off the competition.
Zipp spec’d the 202 Tubular Front Bicycle Wheel with their 88 hubset, improved
in 2012 with a wider bearing stance for greater stiffness. The hubs feature
external spoke nipples for easier service with no aero penalty. Zipp’s VCLC™ and
Carbon Bridge™ technologies ensure that the 202’s ride is comfortable, smooth
and rock solid.
Recommended and approved
These brake pads have been tested and approved by Zipp for use with their
tubular and all carbon clinchers. Failure to comply with these recommendations
could negate your warranty.
Tangente Platinum Pro
Zipp Tangente cork pads
Bontrager cork pads
Zipp carbon/carbon pads
SwissStop yellow pads
Brake Track Width (center) - 22.56mm
Zipp wheels for model year 2013 are compatible with cassettes of up to 11-speed
to work with all modern drivetrains.