A loyal PEZ-Fan for about 5 years, (found us through Daily Distractions!), Scott mentioned he’s entered many of our contests before, but was beginning to think Canadians just couldn’t win. Not true, my friends! Although his last race was the 2007 World Masters Championships held in his hometown, Scott reckons these fine hoops will be right at home on his ‘few years old’ LeMond, or else provide a fine excuse to upgrade to a new road bike altogether.
Whatever he decides, the ride will be very nice, on what ZIPP calls this the “fastest aluminum wheelset out there”.
Thanks again to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for more awesome giveaways here on PEZ.
ABOUT The ZIPP 101’s
Featuring the first fully toroidal aluminum rim, the 101 is the most affordable way for cyclists and triathletes to take advantage of Zipp’s aerodynamic technologies developed during two decades of research and results with carbon fiber wheels. According to Zipp, all of their data over the years tells them that aero wheels are faster for every rider. The 101 takes what they’ve learned about rim shape and aero design from working with carbon and applies it to aluminum. Their testing shows that the 101 is the fastest aluminum wheel out there for training and racing.
Zipp developed the 101′s 30mm-deep rim in the wind tunnel with a proprietary profile curve extending across the braking surfaces. This fully toroidal design creates less drag than either a standard V-shape or a hybrid-toroidal profile with flat, parallel braking surfaces.
Compared to the industry’s benchmark shallow-profile race wheel, the 101′s aero performance is even more impressive, with savings of up to 42 seconds over 40km. With a maximum width of 24.5mm to complement most common tire sizes, the bulged profile of the 101 smoothes airflow around the wheel more effectively than typical, narrow rim designs.
The 101′s wide platform also resists pinch flatting, improves lateral stiffness, and provides stable handling on rough surfaces. Because the rim is narrower at the hook bead than in the middle, the 101 can be used safely with tires as narrow as 21mm, unlike other wide-profile clincher rims. The maximum recommended tire width for the 101 is 35mm.
Like every Zipp wheelset, the 101 is built by hand in Speedway, Indiana, using premium Sapim CX-Ray spokes and Zipp’s 88 and 188 hubs with Swiss steel bearings. The hubs are manufactured in Indiana using the proprietary Z310.9 alloy, and feature oversize 17mm axles and adjustable bearing preload.
The 101 wheelset weighs 1,523 grams and has a suggested retail price of $1,300. It is available in 700c clincher only. Zipp 101s are currently available at your local bicycles shop.
About Zipp Speed Weaponry
Zipp Speed Weaponry was founded in 1988 with the sole mission of making athletes faster on their bikes. Over the course of the last twenty years, Zipp has done exactly that, by drawing on its core competencies of design engineering, composites knowledge, and wind tunnel development. It is these competencies that have allowed Zipp to deliver a series of firsts in the cycling industry. From the first carbon disc wheel to the first carbon crank to the first wheel to achieve negative drag in the wind tunnel. These firsts have helped Zipp athletes to become champions in the toughest races in the world, on the fiercest roads in the world, from the cobbled roads of Belgium to the Queen K in Kona. Zipp Wheels are handmade in Speedway, IN USA.
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