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900 Clincher

Note: Production of the Zipp 900 Clincher ended in June 2012. Zipp will continue to provide ongoing support for this product through our normal sales/service channels.

This product has been replaced with our Super-9 Carbon Clincher disc.

When we introduced the 900 we changed expectations for disc wheels. We 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. The 900 continues to be the disc of choice for riders who want the speed of a disc and the ease of use of a clincher rim.

Rather than post-bonding a rim around a flat or lenticular disc, we've incorporated our patented toroidal rim shape and used our proprietary M2CM™ technology to increase strength while reducing drag around the interface of aluminum and carbon. For long-course triathletes, the bulged cross-section offers a comfortable vertical compliance that can reduce fatigue during long stretches in the saddle.

With the ease of clinchers and optimal aerodynamics for tires up to 23 mm, the 900 Clincher is the perfect choice on less-than-perfect road surfaces. Due to the shallow valve hole opening we recommend valve stems of 32mm or less for easier valve adaptor access.

This disc may also be adapted for track use.

Recommended and approved brake pads


900 Rear Clincher (SRAM/Shimano):
$1,850 / €1,700

900 Rear Clincher (Campagnolo):
$1,850 / €1,700

VCLC 1182
M2CM 1391
Max. Tire Pressure 285psi
Rim Used
Hole Count 529
Carbon Bridge 18
M2CM Radial
Max. Tire Pressure Yespsi
Hub Used
Shimano Compatible Yes
Weight Upgradeg
SRAM Compatible -
Alcoa 7xxx Forged 285
Campagnolo Compatible 188
Hole Count 653
Rear Wheel
Hub 24
Weight 1219g
Track Adaptable Yes
Dimpled Surface Yes
Ceramic Bearing After-market installation
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Max Width 24.85mm
Nominal Tire Bed Width 13.72mm
MSRP USA ($) 1625
Weight Crossg
Shimano or Campy Radial
Shell No
Axle Yes
Alcoa 7xxx Forged Upgrade
Freehub Body -
Set Weight 1219g
Brake Track Top 18.64mm
Brake Track Bottom 18.64mm
Max recommended rider weight (lbs) 275lbs
ABLC™ (Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control)

Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) refers to the patented and instantly recognizable dimpled pattern found on all of our carbon rims. ABLC smoothes airflow across the rim's surface and is tailored to every model from the 202 to the Super-9 Disc. The third-generation of ABLC has up to four times more dimples than before.

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VCLC™ (Visco-Elastic 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 vibration.

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.

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M2CM™ (Multi-Material Co-Molding)

Multi-Material Co-Molding (M2CM)ensures that Zipp clincher rims are the world's strongest. The process permanently fuses a sub-200 gram aluminum hoop to a carbon structure with the same dimpling as our tubular rims and our patented toroidal bulge, which acts as a leaf spring to reinforce the aluminum during impacts. The spokes lace directly to the carbon body for a fully structural rim that blends the ride feel of carbon with the braking performance of aluminum.