Zipp’s first product almost three decades ago was a disc wheel. It’s at the heart of our heritage. Now, Zipp® is pioneering the next generation of disc wheel, the new Super-9 Disc-brake Carbon Clincher Disc. Road cycling’s latest advancement in performance – disc brakes for road bikes – is coming to triathlons and time trials, and Zipp is ensuring its fastest wheel ever is ready for this soon-to-arrive future.
Braking on modern time trial and triathlon bikes often has been a challenge. The superior performance of disc brakes changes all that with greater stopping power and more precise speed modulation, all with less hand effort than required by traditional brakes. That means greater confidence in corners, descents, and on technical courses. The disc brake version of the Super-9 disc, 1175 grams for the Carbon Clincher, retains the light weight of its rim-brake counterparts.
Efficient speed adjustments on technical sections of road are crucial to conserving energy and maintaining speed. Disc-brakes, standard in motorsports, gained prominence in mountain biking, then cyclocross, and now are being embraced on the road. The reason is simple: How you slow down influences how fast you go.
The Super-9 Disc itself, handmade at our factory in Indianapolis, USA, optimizes supreme aerodynamics, power transfer, stiffness, lightweight and durability. Disc brakes for road also open a wider range of tire selections for improved comfort, handling and rolling resistance. The Super-9, with its aero efficiency and stiffness, quickly became our go-to disc wheel for the world’s best time trialists and triathletes and has been ridden to numerous Ironman® events, world championships, Grand Tour stages, and gold medals.
The introduction of the Super-9 Disc-brake completes the expansion of disc-brake options across Zipp’s entire carbon wheel lineup, from the disc wheel down to the 32-mm deep 202 Firecrest Disc-brake wheelset.
The new Super-9 Disc-brake Disc wheel is designed around our new 177DD (for Disc Disc) hub that features:
- Improved bearing protection and sealant
- Thru-axle compatible. Comes with thru-axle end caps that can be swapped by hand: 12x142mm
The 177DD uses a center-locking disc-mount standard. The Super-9 Disc-brake Disc wheel comes with a standard 10/11 speed driver body for SRAM®/Shimano® or for Campagnolo®, allowing you to run a wide range of cassettes. For those looking for a wider gear range, a SRAM XDR driver body for 177DD (sold separately) is easily installed to allow for more cassette options. A 1.85mm spacer is included with the XDR driver body and is required for use on the 177DD hub. XDR driver body compatible with 11-speed cassettes only.
Each Wheel Includes:
• Silca disc valve adapter
• Zipp Tangente quick-release skewer
• Zipp Tangente tube 700c x 20-28mm
• Zipp rim tape 700c x 20mm
• Zipp valve hole sticker
• Zipp thru-axle end caps