A formula for success derived in the mind of Williams F1 race engineer Leigh Sargent, Zipp Wheels and cycling products have pushed the boundaries of what cyclists can achieve since Sargent unveiled his first carbon wheel, the Zipp 900, at Interbike in 1988.
Zipp Speed Weaponry is designed and manufactured right within the heart of American racing, but not necessarily in a location that immediately screams cycling. Originally centred in Speedway, Indiana – no doubt due to Sargent’s connection to the automotive racing industry – Zipp has since relocated its HQ to Indianapolis, Indiana after being acquired by cycling component manufacturer SRAM.
Joining a strong line up of subsidiaries under the SRAM umbrella, Zipp has continued to produce high performance wheels and bicycle components, with a strong emphasis on those made from high-grade carbon-composite.
Zipp began manufacturing wheels from lightweight composites such as aluminium and carbon-fibre after Leigh Sargent travelled to Interbike and found that most of the wheels on offer were heavy and bulky – quite simply Sargent thought he could do better.
Zipp designs a range of wheels – both tubular and clincher styles – in a range of sizes suited to riders of all sizes and levels of ability. The most desired carbon clinchers such as the Zipp 202 Firecrest are lightweight high performance wheels designed using technology such as computational fluid dynamics and rigorous wind tunnel testing during the R&D process.
Zipp creates wheels for all riders; for the weekend warrior and for pros winning grand tour stages.
With one of the world’s most advanced carbon-fibre manufacturing facilities, Zipp has expanded to create a line of cycling components and accessories to rival other big brands.
Zipp handle bars come in a range of styles – constructed from both carbon and aluminium Zipp handlebars are a go to choice for bike fitters the world over for their precision, rigidity, and compliance allowing for a comfortable, yet streamlined ride.
Zipp seat posts are available in both traditional and aero shapes allowing for any rider to kit their bike out in Zipp componentry of the highest grade.
To accompany the line of wheels, Zipp has also worked on developing and producing their own line of tyres for both clinchers and tubular wheelsets. And with the addition of a Zipp lightweight stem, your bike will look the business.
To cap it all off, Zipp produces a range of accessories including wheel bags, bottle cages, rotor protectors and much more.
You can find a huge range of Zipp Speed Weaponry and high performance products on BikeExchange’s massive online marketplace.