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When Zipp introduced the 900 Disc they changed expectations for disc wheels.
Zipp demonstrated that they didn't have to weigh as much as a small dog while
offering the stiffness necessary to perform under the world's greatest cyclists.
At just 935 g with a cassette hub, the Zipp 900 Disc Wheel is light enough for
the hilliest triathlon or time trial courses.
The Zipp 900 Disc Tubular Rear Bicycle Wheel remains one of the lightest,
stiffest disc wheels in the world and was still more than fast enough to help
American cycling legend Kristin Armstrong to time trial victories galore.
Zipp was founded 20 years ago to produce carbon fiber discs that were lighter
and faster than anything else available at the time. Today, the Zipp 900 still
reflects that commitment to giving you the perfect tool for whatever situation
you find yourself in.
This disc may also be adapted for track use and comes in stealthy Beyond Black
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
With the new Firecrest rim shape in Zipp’s 404 and 808 Tubulars and Carbon
Clinchers, Zipp wheels make a bigger difference in more ways than ever. Not only
is Firecrest more aerodynamic than any other rim design, it improves handling in
crosswinds, wheel strength, and overall ride quality.
Boundary Layer Control) - Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) refers to
the patented and instantly recognizable dimpled pattern found on most Zipp rims.
ABLC smoothes airflow across the rim's surface and is tailored to every model
from the 202 to the Sub9 disc. 2009 sees the third-generation of ABLC, with up
to 4 times more dimples than before.
Constrained Layer Control) - Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control (VCLC)
uses a vibration-absorbing material sandwiched between layers of rigid carbon
laminate in the rim. When the wheel receives an impact from the road, much of
the shock is absorbed by the VCLC system, delivering a 10% reduction in
- Carbon Bridge uses a Kevlar® thread in a co-axial helix stitch to bind sheets
of carbon to each other in Zipp’s tubular rims. Because Kevlar is 350% more
impact resistant than carbon, it can disperse shock more evenly throughout the
carbon laminate, making for a rim that is practically bulletproof. In
particular, Carbon Bridge reduces the vulnerability of the rim's tire bed, the
area most susceptible to damage from impact.
Brake Track Width (center) - 20.32mm
11-speed compatible hub
Dimpled Surface –
Ceramic Bearing –
Zipp wheels for model year 2013 are compatible with cassettes of up to 11-speed
to work with all modern drivetrains.