THIS ZIPP FIRECREST WHEEL BEARINGS KIT FITS THE RIM BRAKE WHEEL HUBSET 88/188 FROM 2013-
This is the wheel set/hub set combination that made Zipp a legend, and now you can get Ceramitech performance to wake up your aging hoops. Saying these wheels are "aging" is like saying the SR-71 Blackbird is aging. It's still the fastest thing around...that we know of.
WHAT MAKES CERAMITECH BICYCLE WHEEL BEARINGS THE WINNING CHOICE FOR THE PERFORMANCE SEEKER?
1) Ceramitech bicycle wheel bearings feature Grade 5 balls, the highest quality aerospace grade available. Precise internal tolerances mean you get the smoothest rolling assemblies possible.
2) Ceramitech bicycle wheel bearings are extremely wear resistant because our ceramic material is much harder than the hardest steel bearings. Expensive bearings need to last, and last, and these do.
3) Our silicon nitride balls are 60% lighter than steel balls. Not just important to the weight weenies out there, this lower mass means faster spin up, and that’s speed, baby.
4) Our special low-contact seals and Kluber Iso Flex grease mean Ceramitech bicycle wheel bearings have 20-30 times lower friction than steel bearings with standard seals and standard lubrication. Go stir a tub of axle grease. Now stir some oil. Any questions?
Unlike many “ceramic kits” on the market, our ceramic wheel bearings kit replace every bearing in your wheel set and not just the hub bearings. Efficiency is the new Aero. You’re already turning the wheels, so why not go faster?
more about ceramitech bearings
Parasitic drag is the enemy within any machine. Frictional losses pile on bit by bit, consuming effort that should be moving you forward. But in any ceramic bearing it's not the balls that wear out, it's the races, which soon fail, causing wattage-sapping drag. That's why our ceramic wheel bearings are processed with additional melting and heat treatment steps. The result is a type of corrosion-resistant steel with a very uniform fine grain material structure that is then micro polished for an ultra smooth race channel. This process produces a bearing race set that is hard enough to resist ceramic-induced wear, and so smooth that there's no good place for wear to begin. Like you we measure success by comparing distance over time. With BBInfinite and Ceramitech, you'll go the distance time, and time again, faster, and faster still. If you are seeking replacements for a previous version, check out the Zipp Firecrest wheel bearings kit for V8 88/188 hubs.
The Zipp Firecrest wheel bearings includes these replacements: 6802(4) and 6903(2).
Front Hub 2x 6802 15 x 24 x 5
Rear Hub 2x 6903 17 x 30 x 7
Free Hub 2x 6802 15 x 24 x 5