Zipp's new 454 NSW Carbon Clincher is radical by design, evolutionary by nature. In the natural world, creatures are honed over generations to achieve a competitive edge within their environment. The result of this natural design process is adaptation - new shapes and forms that achieve a higher degree of efficiency and control. The most visually striking and functionally important innovation in the handcrafted 454 NSW is SawtoothTM. This patented new biomimetic 53/58mm-deep rim shape achieves something conventional aero wheels cannot; it simultaneously reduces both aerodynamic drag and side force for the ultimate in AeroBalanceTM. SawtoothTM accomplishes this with a series of patented fin-shaped HyperfoilTM nodes along the inner diameter of the rim that work together with our new HexFinTM ABLC dimples for improved airflow. The result is Zipp's highest performing wheelset ever realized with wind tunnel proven aero-drag reduction and reduced side force at all wind yaw angles. This is important because higher wind yaw angles are where bike handling is most affected by the wind.
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