The Zipp wheelsets in Zwift are more than just visual upgrades for your ride. Using the same Llama Lab parameters as the Road vs TT bike tests, I set out to put all the available Zipp wheel choices to the test around Watopia.
Llama Lab Parameters
Frame: Zwift TT
Rider Weight: 71kg
Power: 300W / 4.2w/kg sustained.
Course: Watopia (Normal direction)
No power-ups or drafting in the tests.
Power output was accurate to the watt, for science! There was no variance on hills, descents, or for sprints.
Zipp 808/Disc Combo
When it comes to these steady-state tests, more (wheel) is better! The 808/Disc combo rates best across all tests. The 202 may come into their own on a long steeper climb, I'll re-test if one ever pops up on Watopia. For now, keep levelling up if you haven't unlocked all the Zipps yet!