While other wheel brands limit focus to traditional box-section rim designs, Zipp engineers—uninhibited by legacy technology—took a different approach with motorsports as a model. Zipp’s Moto Technology’s single-wall rim is the optimal approach for an enduro/trail wheelset.
We call one of the key features “ankle compliance”— Imagine a runner rounding a sharp turn, the ankle naturally flexing to maintain grip as the runner leans. The rim can locally flex to stay parallel to the ground during cornering, which increases traction much like a human ankle. This ability to twist locally allows it to deflect during single bead impacts without the rider getting bounced off line.