First up are two new bottle cage options: in carbon or aluminium. Weighing just 18 grams, the carbon cages are available in white or red with a gloss finish. Zipp claims that they are good for tighter frame clearances, as the bottle can be accessed from the top or the side. The price is £60.
An extra 9 grams and a retail price of £29 gets you a silver aluminium cage. Again, this allows side or top bottle entry. You can still get the original black version too.
Zipp has also targeted the weight weenie with a lightweight butyl tube which comes with an aluminium valve. Priced at £8 each, the tube is available in 700c 20-28mm and 20-32mm widths, the latter to accommodate the wider tyres which are gaining traction. Zipp quotes weights of 72g and 96g respectively.
Zipp’s range of valve extenders has also increased. They’re available for tubes with non-removable cores as well as for tubes with removable cores. The latter feature gaskets around the extender’s body to eliminate valve rattle and are priced at £36 for a pack of three. The extenders for non-removable cores cost between £7 and £10 each, dependent on length.
And for aficionados of disc brakes Zipp now sells neoprene rotor protectors to keep water and grease off the rotors when in transit. These cost £16 each and come in sizes to fit either 140mm or 160mm rotors.