Tag archive for ‘zipp’

  • First Look, First Ride: Zipp’s New Firestrike 404 Wheels, 202 Firecrest Disc Brake Option

    The ZIPP decal is impressed into the wheel, saving weight and matching the wheel's dimples

    Zipp’s carbon race wheels have conquered nearly every title in cyclocross, from National Championships in the States to the 2014 Cyclocross World Championship under Zdenek Stybar [see our profile of Stybar's winning bike from 2014 Hoogerheide Worlds here]. While most…

  • First Look and Ride: Zipp 303 Firecrest Disc Brake Wheels – Sea Otter 2013

    Zipp's new 303 Firecrest disc brake carbon tubular wheelset. photo: Zipp

    Zipp’s 303 carbon rim wheels have been a mainstay in US cyclocross races and European spring classics since they were redesigned in 2010 to be wider than the average road rim. Although the company tweaked the 45mm deep rim’s profile…

  • Pro Bike Profile: Zdeněk Štybar’s Pink Specialized Crux Cyclocross Bike

    Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) made the switch in 2012 from his custom-painted and self-branded Ridley X-Night carbon cyclocross bikes to the impossible to miss pink aluminum Specialized Crux cyclocross bike, something hard to fathom for a road racer mid-year, but…

  • Cyclocross Gift Ideas and Reviews: Get a (Better) Grip with New Brake Pads and Bar Tape

    The Carbon Red compound pads are one great gift option from Kool Stop. ©Cyclocross Magazine

    The holidays are a perfect time to celebrate the gift of cyclocross, and what better way to whoop it up than to share some last-minute ’cross love with others? Give a teammate a must-have tool (that you can borrow), introduce…

  • Zipp Announces 2011 Cyclocross Season Roster

    Zipp 303 Cyclocross © Cyclocross Magazine

    Indianapolis, Indiana — Cyclocross is brutal, on both riders and their equipment. The constant obstacles, flying mounts down muddy hills and mad cluster of frantic competitors are just the beginning. The abuse put on equipment is intense, and dependable gear is key. Zipp has a strong commitment to developing strong, reliable cyclocross gear, and supporting the athletes that ride it.

  • Zipp Speed Weaponry Extends Sponsorship With OVCX

    Zipp Speed Weaponry, the Indianapolis-based manufacturer of world-class wheels and other racing bike components, will once again be the title sponsor of the Midwest-based Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour in 2011. According to Mitch Graham, Director of the regional series that encompasses Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, “Zipp is an exciting international company – we’re excited to have them as both a regional neighbor and the OVCX title sponsor. We’re extremely happy that Zipp is expanding their support like this, and that their support will celebrate and benefit the working-class OVCX-racers this season.”

  • Mechanical Mondays: Weight Saving Tips For Your Cyclocross Bike


    This year, you’ll be faster. You’ll train harder and you’re going to maximize every pedal stroke, and in order to do that, your bike has got to be lighter. There are a few easy ways, a few hard ways and ways that cost more than others to make that happen.

  • Ohio Valley Cyclocross Announces Zipp Tour, UCI Race Dates, Electronic Timing

    OVCX - Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series

    Cincinnati, OH, USA: Organizers of the Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour have announced their 2011 race dates.  For the first time, all races will be scored by timing chips across all classes and the series will be comprised entirely of non-UCI…

  • Zipp Cross Clinic Brings the Heavy Hitters to Indianapolis


    If you’re in the Indianapolis area, Zipp’s assembling some of the company’s heavy hitter athletes for a cyclocross clinic that’s sure to up your game. Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers and Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com), Todd Wells (Specialized), Meredith Miller, Nick Weighall…

  • Better Ingredients, Better ’Cross

    Papa John Schnatter surfs the sand during the Harbin Park International.  Photo by Todd Dittrich

    Papa John’s Pizza Joins Zipp Speed Weaponry as OVCX Sponsor. Mitch Graham, director of the OVCX cyclocross series, announced today that long-time title sponsor Zipp Speed Weaponry has renewed its title sponsorship of the Midwestern series and has been joined by Papa John’s…

  • Zipp’s First Full-Carbon Clincher Wheelset – Cyclocross Worthy?

    Zipp 404 Carbon Clincher

    Looking for a set of carbon wheels that can double for the road (or, hey, triple for the tri, if that’s your thing) without having to glue a new tire each time you swap disciplines? See the press release below…

  • Zipp OVCX Releases Red Hot 2010 Schedule

    The Zipp Ohio Valley Cyclocross Tour has released a 2010 race schedule that is long on tradition, but with a heightened sense of significance. “I think this schedule will establish the Ohio Valley as a bonafide, red-hotbed of ‘cross,” said…

  • Sea Otter Expo Cyclocross Products – New Wheels, Tires, Advocates and a Birthday

    Easton's new EC90SL clincher features an innovative molded hook bead

    Sea Otter Classic’s Expo continues to be the springtime event for cycling manufacturers to unveil their new cycling products, and there’s plenty of cyclocross products to be seen. Today we take a look a three new cyclocross-worthy wheels, higher TPI…

  • Slippin’ Away in Louisville – OVCX Closes Out The Season

    The Zipp OVCX Tour visited Louisville’s iconic River Road Country Club for the final time on Sunday as “Storm the Greens” celebrated the final cyclocross event at the venue before redevelopment construction starts on the city’s new Champions Park.  And…

  • Storm the Greens – Update on KY Champs

    Kentucky State Championship Cross Race Announces Time and Registration Changes In order to better accommodate the season-end Zipp OVCX Awards Ceremony and post-race party, promoters of the December 6 Storm the Greens have announced that the race-day schedule has been…

  • Follow Whitmore’s Landscaping NACT Finale Live, Win Zipp Swag

    This weekend’s live coverage of the Saturday and Sunday’s Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup will not only feature live, blow-by-blow racing action but will also offer up some sweet prize giveaways thanks to a generous prize sponsorship by Zipp. On…

  • ZIPP OVCX’s Traditional Triple Championship Trail

    November 9, 2009; Conshohocken, PA, USA: The Zipp OVCX Tour is preparing for its traditional trio of state championship races. Following this weekend’s Zipp OVCX Cap City Cross in Columbus Ohio, the first of the state championship races will be…

  • New Product Spotlight: Zipp 303 Cyclocross Tubular Wheels – The Pro’s Choice for 2009?

    We’ve got a quiver of tubular wheels under test right now, and we’ll be highlighting them on our website in the next few weeks with full reviews after more abuse in later issues of our print mag. Last month we…

  • Zipp Re-ups as Title Sponsor of OVCX Series

    June 18, 2009; Conshohocken, PA, USA:  Zipp Speed Weaponry of Speedway, Indiana announced today that it will continue in its role as title sponsor of the Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Series through the 2009 season.  The Zipp OVCX Series encompasses the…

  • Zipp OVCX Tour Dates and Locations Announced

    New Races, Venues Highlight 2009 Zipp OVCX Tour Schedule May 8, 2009; Conshohocken, PA, USA:  The Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour has announced an expanded 2009 schedule with several new and “upwardly-mobile” events – including one at what some observers are…

  • More Gear from Sea Otter – Ibis, Zipp, Ritchey, Kore, ESI and FSA

    We’ve got more ‘cross relevant gear from Sea Otter’s Expo. As mentioned yesterday, SRAM’s Zipp division announced its new 45mm tall 303 carbon rim design, offering a 5.1 mm wider rim and different shape. The wider rim

  • ZIPP OVCX Schedule Announced, Includes 3 Day ‘Cross Festival

    ’08-09 Cyclocross race schedules are getting set. Is your local schedule finalized? Send it to us. ZIPP OVCX TOUR ANNOUNCES 2008 SCHEDULE – Highlighted by Rare Three-Day International Weekend and USGP May 5, 2008; Conshohocken, PA, USA: Highlighting the Ohio…

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