Of all the technologies to be taken from motorcross and applied to mountain biking this is probably the coolest. Zipp’s new 3ZERO MOTO carbon 27.5 and 29 enduro/trail wheelset is inspired by moto to provide riders with the control and durability required for pure speed.
Zipp’s single-wall approach, which they call Moto Technology, allows the rims to “pivot” from either side of the spoke bed while traversing rough terrain. As the wheel encounters obstacles, each edge of the rim is designed for compliance, creating the feel of extra suspension. For the rider that means durability and control for greater speed:
– Higher impact resistance
– Reduced chance of pinch flatting
– More traction in rough corners
– Smoother ride in rocky terrain
– Ability to run lower tire pressure
– Reduced rider fatigue