Zipp 454 NSW
The Draw: Need for speed
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Drool-worthy for sure, these wheels are a thing to behold. The dramatic scalloped rim shape, the textured carbon, and the hubs are the major points on this blinged-out setup. But there’s more: Spin up the wheel fast enough, and the freehub disengages during coasting to reduce as much friction as possible. On the road these wheels live up to the hype—they are fast, stiff, and seem to reward each watt that goes into the pedals. No, they’re not cheap, but these wheels are far ahead of most everything else out there.