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Zipp prints up Viking shield Super-9 Disc for Katusha’s Kristoff

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Kristoff Katusha Zipp wheel shield (2)
Photos c. Wil Matthews/Zipp

Zipp has often highlighted their Impress Direct-Print technology on various one-off wheelsets, but this might be the best use yet. Not only is Alexander Kristoff a big shot on Team Katusha, but he’s also a native of Stavanger, Norway. What better way to honor his heritage than with a Zipp Super-9 disc disguised as a Viking inspired shield? Granted the choice of material has been upgraded from wood to a much more modern unidirectional carbon fiber…

Kristoff Katusha Zipp wheel shield (1)
Photos c. Wil Matthews/Zipp

Given the fact that the graphics are printed directly onto the carbon, the treatment is super light an more durable than decals. You can see the wheel in person on the stage 6 Individual Time Trial in the Tour of California this Friday. Now, maybe another company can follow up with a sword made of disc brake rotors…

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J-Rad
J-Rad
6 years ago

That’s so freaking cool

pTymnWolfe
pTymnWolfe
6 years ago

That’s bad ass

myke2241
myke2241
6 years ago
Reply to  pTymnWolfe

Not really. It’s just printed, nothing too special going on. Pretty lame PR

pTymnWolfe
6 years ago
Reply to  myke2241

I completely disagree. A custom Viking Shield printed onto a disc wheel for a Norwegian racer is about the coolest thing roadies have going on right now. Compare this to articles about disc rotor guards. Come on, there’s a time and place for hate and this isn’t it.

Robin
Robin
6 years ago

That looks cool as hell.

don
don
6 years ago

very cool!

Cherk Chup
6 years ago

Captain Russia

Bikepike
Bikepike
6 years ago

I hope custom discs become a trend.

wheelz
wheelz
6 years ago

This is so cool!

gb
gb
6 years ago

Techno Viking

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