Zipp 101 Wheels
There are some names that are synonymous with quality, and when it comes to bike wheels, Zipp is one of those. The Zipp 101 is a wheel that takes the company’s acknowledged quality and expertise, and brings it to the market in the form of a well-priced and very usable wheel that is great ride.
There is a clever touch to the design of these wheels as the Zipp 101 features a notably wide rim; Zipp has also made the rims high in comparison to other alloy wheels, and while these wheels are far from the lightest on the market (at little under 1600g they are fairly hefty) the rim design makes for excellent ride quality. The wheels are well made and look good, and they benefit from larger dimension tyres for added comfort.
The design of the Zipp 101 allows for a wider than normal inner rim which is designed to allow the tyre to provide added grip. The feel is of sure-footed cornering and a very comfortable ride that absorbs bumps very well, and it gets better the bigger radius of the tyre. You need to fit clinchers to the rims.
These American-made wheels are designed for both road and off-road use – they act very well on a downhill descent off-road – and are favoured by people who have a high-end road bike that needs a neat touch. The clever design of the spoke lacing – different front to back –adds to the appeal, and they are machined with precision.
Overall, the Zipp 101 is a great wheel from one of the best known names in the business, and it offers comfort and style at a fair price. Versatile, strong and with excellent give when needed, we can see these wheels being very popular indeed.