CycleOps PTG3/Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher - $2,252.50

The CycleOps PowerTap G3 Wireless Hub and the Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher are a match made in heaven. Both are revolutionary, both are incredibly light, and both are the stiffest products in their markets. Combined, the PowerTap G3/Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher wheels are a Leonardo da Vinci-esque blend of science and beauty that 'moves' you.CycleOps completely overhauled the design of previous PowerTap models, improving aspects ranging from rigidity to functionality. The new PowerTap G3 Rear Hub is a power meter on a diet. An 80-gram weight reduction from the popular SL+ makes the G3 rear hub the lightest power meter in the world. CycleOps improved on the rigidity of previous models of the G3 by shrinking the hub profile and widening the flanges, ending the days of heavy, stiff, paint-bucket-sized rear hubs. With the distractions of weight and stealth design out of the way, CycleOps improved the functionality and accuracy of data gathering. For one, CycleOps moved the orientation of the electronics that transmit user data to the end cap of the freehub body. With the new positioning, it's now possible to remove the electronics for service without swapping out the entire wheel, equating to more time in the saddle and fewer headaches. The new G3 is equipped with an ANT+ wireless transmitter that sends power, torque, speed, and virtual cadence data to CycleOps' Joule computer or any other unit that translates ANT+. Please note that the G3 is not compatible with Yellow CPUs. The G3 is capable of storing up to 15 hours of data in one-second gathering intervals, and up to 30 hours of data in two-second gathering intervals. The G3 design still has a 'torque tube' with eight strain gauges, yielding measurements accurate within +/- 1.5% between 40 and 130 rpm.A number of components went into making the Firecrest 404 Carbon Clincher the strongest and fastest clincher in the Zipp arsenal of 'Speed Weaponry. - $2,252.50

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