TAME WIND, SCALE MOUNTAINS
Zipp’s 202 Tubular is a versatile wheelset that climbs like a mountain goat and descends like an eagle. Its confirmation comes in the form of numerous Grand Tour stage wins, including AG2R LA MONDIALE’s Alexis Vuillermoz and Romain Bardet in the 2015 Tour de France. Now, with the 77/177 hubset, this climber’s wheelset is even better.
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 50mm-deep rims. When the tarmac tilts upward, with superior stiffness and weight of only 1,180 grams, the 202 flies. Beyond the summit, the 202’s high lateral stiffness delivers precise handling on tricky descents and crisp accelerations to finish off the competition.
While the 202 Tubular is renowned for its prowess on steep terrain, it’s pro proven for all kinds of speed needs and deeds. Zipp pro triathlete Jan Frodeno won gold in Beijing riding the 202. This wheelset even was ridden to fourth place at Paris-Roubaix. Now the inclusion of the 77/177 hubset provides best-in-class durability and improved bearing protection with no pre-load adjustment needed to raise the 202 to an even higher level:
Available in two decal options, the stealthy Matte Black or the distinctive Matte White decals. Each 202 Tubular wheel comes with Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, Zipp Integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, and quick release.
Front wheel: $900 / €950
Road Bike Action - Tech News: Zipp 202 Wheelset August 2009
Used by Carlos Sastre to win on Alpe d’Huez and subsequently the 2008 Tour de France. The Zipp 202s are made for the mountains. Click here to read the online review.
Gen Now. Christian Vande Velde. May 2009
Road Magazine recently spoke with Christian Vande Velde....here is what he had to say about his experience with Zipp:
You’ve been using Zipp wheels for four years, what models are you going to be using this year? When the 1080’s came out I rode it around the parking lot, tested it in the wind tunnel and knew it was going to be a great wheel. The new 202’s have come a long way. They use to keep those in the trailer only to use on climbing days. Now those wheels are great and can be used for almost everything. They’re really fast on the flats and awesome on the climbs. Zipp is great and I don’t think there’s anyone better as far as the whole line of wheels go. From the flats, to the climbs, to the time trials, they are the best wheels on the market.
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88/188 Hub Technology
Every aspect of our 88 and 188 hubs sets a new benchmark. The standard steel bearings are the roundest in the industry. The 17mm axle is the stiffest of any road hub we've tested. The wire EDM-cut hub internals are the most precise. When it comes to precision and performance, there's really no comparison.