Zipp 808 NSW review

We put Tony Martin's time trialling wheels of choice to the test

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Absolutley rapid wheels that are regarded by many as the industry standard. Best suited to those racing triathlons or time trials.

Reasons to buy
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    Very aerodynamic

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    Aerodynamically stable - handle well in crosswinds

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    Well made

Reasons to avoid
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    Not tubeless

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    Aero tweaks such as internal nipples could be made

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The Zipp 808 NSW is the deepest-profile rim Zipp makes at 82mm deep, and is primarily aimed at time trial and triathlon. You can use them for road racing but most riders tend to favour a shallower profile for more all-round performance.

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