Zipp 101 Clincher Wheelset: Aero wheels are faster for every rider at every speed. Zipp®’s more than two decades of research, testing and results have proven that point. We’ve also shown that fine-tuning rim shape can significantly improve aerodynamics without sacrificing weight, acceleration or handling.
For the Zipp 101, we’ve transferred that knowledge into the world’s most aerodynamically advanced aluminum wheelset. It’s the most affordable way to take advantage of Zipp’s cutting-edge aero technologies and premium build quality. After all, these are the wheels pros log tens of thousands of tough training miles on each year.
The 101’s centerpiece is the first fully toroidal aluminum rim, developed in the wind tunnel with a proprietary profile curve extending across the braking surfaces. With this patented design, the 30 mm-deep 101 can exceed the aerodynamic performance of V-shaped rims with much deeper aero profiles. And no shallow-profile design comes close to the 101 in the wind tunnel or on the road, where the 101 can save up to 42 seconds over 40 km compared with the industry’s benchmark aluminum wheelset.