Zipp Introduces Two New Affordable, Aero Clinchers – 30 Alloy & 60 Carbon/Alloy Road Wheels
Zipp quietly popped two new wheels up on their website today, the alloy 30 Clincher and the 60 Clincher. Both use their hybrid toroidal rim shape, albeit in a different mix of materials, and both get new hubs laced with Sapim CX-Ray spokes.
The 30’s have an all alloy rim that’s 30mm deep, 21.5mm across at it’s widest point and 20.4mm at the brake track. The front is laced radially with 18 spokes, the rear has 20 spokes laced radially on the driveside and 1x on non-drive. They’re meant to be a do-it-all performance training wheel, capable of riding rough, dirty roads while still claiming to offer better aerodynamics than many deeper “V” section rims. It’s also meant to be plenty durable and simple to use, with the new hubs requiring no preload and minimal maintenance.
Click on through for more, and a glimpse at the carbon-alloy 60’s…
The 30 Clinchers will come in all black with “Classic White” logos. The medium depth and wide rim are designed to be laterally stiff while providing room for slightly fatter tires and giving them a solid footprint. This generally allows for slightly lower pressures (max is 125psi), which all comes together in a more forgiving ride and better traction without sacrificing efficiency or aerodynamics.
The new 122 (front) and 249 (rear) hubs use a 7075-T6 alloy shell and will come ready for 11-speeds. They’re rolling on stainless steel bearings. Nipples are external for easy truing. Wheelset weight is 1655g (765g front, 890g rear).
They include Zipp’s Tangente butyl road inner tube with removable core, quick release skewers and rim strips. Brake pads are not included. Retail is $390 (€360) front and $460 (€425) rear.
The Zipp 60 Clinchers come with the same accessories, use the same hub and spokes and are also designed to offer high performance without robbing your piggy bank. They use Zipp’s dimpled surface on the carbon fiber inner section, which is fused to an alloy hoop that comprises the tire bed and brake track. They’re deeper at 58mm, and both wider and narrower. Max width is 23.5mm at the outskirts of the toroidal shape, but just 18.7mm at the brake track. Pricing on these isn’t set yet.
Thanks to Andrew for the tip!