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Zipp Introduce 1ZERO HITOP SW MTB Wheelset

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· By Press Office · 25 comments

Today Zipp launch their 1ZERO HITOP MTB Wheelsets. They feature a proprietary carbon layup to provide compliance and confidence when the trail gets rough, low weight for effortless accelerations and climbing, while a winged rim top provides a smooth resting surface for the tire, reducing the chance of pinch flats after a rock hit. See the full press release, and find out about local availability below:

1ZERO HITOP SW

Riding is believing with the Zipp 1ZERO HITOP SW MTB wheelset when it comes to making you faster. Trail compliance is vital, with modern cross-country races becoming rougher and more challenging. No longer is it good enough for an XC wheelset to be stiff above all else. Instead, a wheelset should feel alive.

The 1ZERO HITOP SW carbon rim complies with the terrain thanks to Zipp’s proprietary HITOP Technology for carbon layup. The result is a lightweight XC wheel that carries speed through all sections of the trail, rocks, roots, and ruts with the durability required for a trail bike with up to 130mm of travel. A compliant wheel provides more confidence. You don’t have to work hard to spin it up to speed or fight your bike when things get chunky. The 1ZERO HITOP SW also comes with the TyreWiz tire-pressure monitoring system, so you’ll always have your tire pressure dialed in for optimal performance. Among the lightest on the market, the ZM2 SL hubset ensures you’ll be quick to accelerate and back on the pedals sooner after corners with the 1ZERO HITOP SW.

SPECIFICATIONS

Rim Depth: 21.2mm
Rim Inside Width: 30mm
Weight(g): 1325g
Rim Construction: Carbon – Hookless
Tire Compatibility: Tube-type or Tubeless tires

FEATURES

  • HITOP Technology produces proprietary rim layup to provide compliance and confidence when the trail gets rough
  • Low weight for effortless accelerations and climbing
  • Winged rim provides a smooth resting surface for the tire, reducing the chance of pinch flats after a rock hit
  • TyreWiz 2.0 tire-pressure monitoring system features a seamless design
  • ZM2 SL hub with 66 points of engagement
  • Standard or Torque Cap options on the front hub
  • XD or Microspline driver-body options
  • Lifetime Warranty

1ZERO HITOP S

Zipp’s 1ZERO HITOP S MTB wheelset melds high value with high performance for a better and faster ride. Trail compliance is vital, with modern cross-country courses becoming rougher and more challenging. No longer is it good enough for an XC wheelset to be stiff above all else. Instead, a wheelset should feel alive. The 1ZERO HITOP S carbon rim complies with the terrain thanks to Zipp’s proprietary HITOP Technology for carbon layup.

The result is a light XC race or adventure wheel that carries speed through all sections of the trail, rocks, roots, and ruts with the durability required for a trail bike with up to 130mm of travel. A compliant wheel provides more confidence. The 1ZERO HITOP S features the dependable ZM 900 hubset.

SPECIFICATIONS

Rim Depth: 21.2mm
Rim Inside Width: 30mm
Weight(g): 1495g
Rim Construction: Carbon – Hookless
Tire Compatibility: Tube-type or Tubeless tires

FEATURES

• HITOP Technology produces proprietary rim layup to provide compliance and confidence when the trail gets rough
• Low weight for effortless accelerations and climbing
• Winged rim top provides a smooth resting surface for the tire, reducing the chance of pinch flats after a rock hit
• ZM 900 SL hub with 52 points of engagement for fast acceleration
• Standard or Torque Cap options on the front hub
• XD or Microspline driver-body options
• TyreWiz tire-pressure monitoring system sold separately
• Lifetime warranty

TYREWIZ 2.0

Tires connect your bike to the road or trail. So, it’s no surprise that optimized tire pressure directly enhances your comfort, rolling resistance, and speed. TyreWiz 2.0 is redesigned for accuracy and greater compatibility for differing rim depths to provide precise pressure data in real-time for your best ride. Lightweight and durable, TyreWiz 2.0 utilizes LED lights to indicate when tire pressure is outside of the target range with an alert for low or high tire pressure. Running optimal tire pressure is a crucial factor in maximizing the speed and performance, especially on modern wheels. TyreWiz 2.0 allows you to make decisions affecting rolling resistance, traction, tire wear, and rider comfort. TyreWiz 2.0 also interfaces with the SRAM AXS app to provide personalized tire pressure recommendations. With a universal rim adaptor and multiple valve lengths, the device sits flat on road or MTB rims. With the standard hand pump measuring at only +/-5% accuracy, TyreWiz 2.0 eliminates barriers by taking the guesswork out of tire pressure to make you faster.

FEATURES

• +/-2% accuracy at a resolution of .1 PSI
• Waterproof and dust proof (IPX7)
• Personalized tire pressure recommendations in the AXS smartphone app for iOS and Android
• Inexpensive and widely available CR1632 battery lasts up to 300 hours.
• Lightweight at 10 grams

Local Pricing and Availabilty

The Zipp 1ZERO HITOP S MTB wheelset is expected in South Africa in late November. Please contact Cape Cycle Systems for pricing and more details.

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Comments

nick_the_wheelbuilder

Oct 5, 2023, 5:16 AM

I love seeing big brands try something new and sensible at the same time.
The outer wall design of the Zipp 1Zero Hitop rims will certainly reduce pinch-flats and damaged tyres.

Their prices on the Zipp website are $1350 for the Hitop S wheelset (1495g) and $1950 for the SW (1325g).

Roughly translated to ZAR 27 000 and ZAR39 000 respectively. (Local SA price may or may not be the same, who knows?)

What I find very interesting is that Chinese rim maker, Nextie, has had these similar shape rims available for about a year already, and look to be very similar indeed.

For comparison, using the Nextie Vista Omega rims, Pillar PSR Xtra1420 bladed spokes and brass nipples, and DT Swiss 350 straightpull hubs, one could build a 1325g wheelset for around R10k less than buying a set of Zipps.

I've used these rims with i9 1/1 hubs and the set came to 1420g and cost the customer R27k. (same as the Zipp Hitop S option, but with arguably better hubs)

In conclusion, nice to see sensible innovation in the carbon rim market.

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DJuice

Oct 5, 2023, 7:06 AM

That Allied, beautiful 😍👌
JohanMalan

Oct 5, 2023, 8:38 AM

What Nick said!
BuffsVintageBikes

Oct 5, 2023, 9:17 AM

Means absolutely nothing to the average MTB rider who's MTB doesn't even cost that much 😲 Niche market products sadly, look and work great but admired from a distance 😊

nick_the_wheelbuilder

Oct 5, 2023, 12:35 PM

3 hours ago, BuffsVintageBikes said:

Means absolutely nothing to the average MTB rider who's MTB doesn't even cost that much 😲 Niche market products sadly, look and work great but admired from a distance 😊

There are thousands of riders who have R50-100k bikes these days.
What is the average price of bikes at any of the big multi-day stage races? Well over R50k...
(these events cost R10k+ easy, just to enter)

These R20-40k carbon wheelsets are becoming very common, even if you or I can't justify the cost.

It's like any hobby - people pay big money to enjoy it to the fullest.
A set of golf clubs can easily cost R20-40k.
Don't even ask about the cost of camera lenses for people who like wildlife photography.

My point is that there's a huge market for wheels like these :)

BuffsVintageBikes

Oct 5, 2023, 2:19 PM

I'm not sure I agree with you Nick, I think the guys that pitch up at multi-day stage races make up a small percentage of the "average" mountain bikers in the country. Most are just content to rip up their local trails and leave the racing to the racing snakes. It would be an interesting statistic to measure though.

nick_the_wheelbuilder

Oct 6, 2023, 5:11 AM

14 hours ago, BuffsVintageBikes said:

I'm not sure I agree with you Nick, I think the guys that pitch up at multi-day stage races make up a small percentage of the "average" mountain bikers in the country. Most are just content to rip up their local trails and leave the racing to the racing snakes. It would be an interesting statistic to measure though.

I agree we're the majority.

Those of us on R20-40k bikes who have no inclination to spend the same on a set of wheels :)

That said, it's sure interesting seeing how many guys are out and about on R150k+ e-bikes and S-Works superbikes.

I sell more R20k+ wheelsets than R10k ones - I guess the economy is driving how we spend....

Underachiever

Oct 6, 2023, 5:40 AM

17 hours ago, nick_the_wheelbuilder said:


A set of golf clubs can easily cost R20-40k.
Don't even ask about the cost of camera lenses for people who like wildlife photography.

My point is that there's a huge market for wheels like these :)

Are you asking on behalf of my wife 🙄

pietas

Oct 6, 2023, 5:58 AM

Yo, but there were al lot of industry buzzwords and marketing spiel in that article.

 

If I had the money I would by myself a custom built wheelset. Something like Nick suggested or from a Cape Town company.

But then again, lighter, more expensive wheels don't make you a better cyclist. 

robbybzgo

Oct 6, 2023, 6:06 AM

7 minutes ago, pietas said:

But then again, lighter, more expensive wheels don't make you a better cyclist. 

Yeah, not better, just faster...🤭

Dappere

Oct 6, 2023, 7:00 AM

16 hours ago, BuffsVintageBikes said:

I'm not sure I agree with you Nick, I think the guys that pitch up at multi-day stage races make up a small percentage of the "average" mountain bikers in the country. Most are just content to rip up their local trails and leave the racing to the racing snakes. It would be an interesting statistic to measure though.

Maybe this can shed some light on the topic. Based on the ThreadMtb 2022 survey, the average bike price in South Africa, or the amount people choose to spend on their bikes, is R65 450. The dominating price segments are R15 000-R19 999 (6.02%) and R150 000 or more (6.94%).

Source: https://www.treadmtb.co.za/south-africas-top-mtb-gravel-ebike-brands/

BuffsVintageBikes

Oct 6, 2023, 7:52 AM

Very interesting stats, thanks 🤙

Mongoose!

Oct 6, 2023, 8:27 AM

1 hour ago, Dappere said:

Maybe this can shed some light on the topic. Based on the ThreadMtb 2022 survey, the average bike price in South Africa, or the amount people choose to spend on their bikes, is R65 450. The dominating price segments are R15 000-R19 999 (6.02%) and R150 000 or more (6.94%).

Source: https://www.treadmtb.co.za/south-africas-top-mtb-gravel-ebike-brands/

they missed the following question :

"Did you finance your bike"?  :ph34r:

Pandatron

Oct 6, 2023, 9:03 AM

36 minutes ago, Mongoose! said:

they missed the following question :

"Did you finance your bike"?  :ph34r:

What does that have to do with it

nick_the_wheelbuilder

Oct 6, 2023, 10:10 AM

I'd selfishly love to see a similar survey done on wheels.

- Do you ride alloy or carbon wheels?

- Have you upgraded or replaced the wheels that came on your bike?

- If so, what brands of rims and hubs did you choose?

- What did you pay?

The results would be fascinating, I'm sure.

Mongoose!

Oct 6, 2023, 10:11 AM

1 hour ago, Pandatron said:

What does that have to do with it

Please define "it"

Pandatron

Oct 6, 2023, 10:26 AM

13 minutes ago, Mongoose! said:

Please define "it"

Your comment -

they missed the following question :

"Did you finance your bike"?  :ph34r:


What does that matter?

Mongoose!

Oct 6, 2023, 10:44 AM

10 minutes ago, Pandatron said:

Your comment -

they missed the following question :

"Did you finance your bike"?  :ph34r:


What does that matter?

 

Read your comment again. "It" in your comment can't be my comment?

As it is Friday today, let me ask again.

What is the "it" you referring to? 

Your question was : "What does that have to do with it"

And lets hope some clown does not post an actual picture of IT... 🤡

Pandatron

Oct 6, 2023, 11:04 AM

21 minutes ago, Mongoose! said:

 

Read your comment again. "It" in your comment can't be my comment?

As it is Friday today, let me ask again.

What is the "it" you referring to? 

Your question was : "What does that have to do with it"

And lets hope some clown does not post an actual picture of IT... 🤡

Dude stop running around the question, you knew full well what i meant

and i will ask again...What does it matter?

ChrisF

Oct 6, 2023, 11:09 AM

3 minutes ago, Pandatron said:

Dude stop running around the question, you knew full well what i meant

and i will ask again...What does it matter?

 

The ITALICS means ....

 

 

aaag what the heck ... 🤦‍♂️

 

It is FRIDAY .... :P

Mongoose!

Oct 6, 2023, 11:34 AM

27 minutes ago, Pandatron said:

Dude stop running around the question, you knew full well what i meant

and i will ask again...What does it matter?

Matter to what dude?

Pandatron

Oct 6, 2023, 11:38 AM

4 minutes ago, Mongoose! said:

Matter to what dude?

What does it matter if somebody financed their bike or paid cash

lechatnoir

Oct 6, 2023, 11:54 AM

mmm. frame pumps and inner tubes @20 paces.... 

Mongoose!

Oct 6, 2023, 12:20 PM

27 minutes ago, Pandatron said:

What does it matter if somebody financed their bike or paid cash

oh dear. never mind 🙄

I am off to the classifies again. 

 

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