Zipp 1080 Clincher Road Wheel 2010
The 1080 is the fastest non-disc in the world, yet it handles crosswinds with ease. Unleashed in a race against the clock, the 1080 knows no limits.
The 1080 Clincher takes advantage of Zipp's M2CM technology. It's the most advanced method to join carbon and aluminium, and it results in a nearly bombproof rim with the convenience of a clincher and the reliability of an aluminium braking surface.
Lest we forget, the 1080 Clincher also features the most aerodynamic non-disc rim in the world.
The Zipp 1080 rim is not compatible with the PowerTap hub. This is due to the severe spoke angle caused by the very large flange of the PT hub combined with the very small ERD of the 1080 rim. This combination results in an overly severe spoke angle at the rim/spoke interface in a built wheel. This leads to premature nipple and spoke thread failures at cycle counts far below the Zipp minimum requirement for fatigue durability.
Zipp will not build this combination and will void the rim warranty on any 1080 rim built onto any PowerTap hub.
Our recommendation is a Sub9 with PowerTap for the 1080 tubular and 900 clincher disc with PowerTap for the 1080 clincher.
ABLC™ (Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control)
Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) refers to the patented and instantly recognizable dimpled pattern found on most of our rims. ABLC smoothes airflow across the rim's surface and is tailored to every model from the 202 to the Sub9 disc. 2009 seen the third-generation of ABLC, with up to 4 times more dimples than before.
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.
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 aluminium 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 aluminium 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 aluminium.
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. The SHIFT spoke hole technology is the most durable. When it comes to precision and performance, there's really no comparison.
Variation in individual chain stay specifications on these bike models may cause interference issues with the 1080. This is more of an issue for heavier and stronger riders (>170 lbs), but Zipp strongly recommends you test the compatibility under riding loads and conditions before making a purchase.
· Cervelo P3, P4
· Ridley Dean and Noah
· Scott Plasma
· Giant Trinity Alliance
· Argon 18 E-114
· Weight: 1122g
· Rim Used: 720
· Hub Used: 88
· Spoke Count: 16
· Spoke Pattern: Radial
· Spoke Length: 196mm
· Max Tire Pressure: 125psi
· Track Adaptable: No
· Dimpled Surface: Yes
· External Nipples: Yes