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From the Top: How Zipp was built

Zipp is an indisputable icon in the wheel and component business and they have a long history of innovation. They were one of the very first brands who thought about wheels differently and pushed the envelope to bring performance wheels where they are today.

An engineer by the name of Leigh Sargent is the founder of Zipp way back in the late 80’s, and it’s a gentleman by the name of Andy Ording who was Leigh’s first employee. Ording bought the company outright in its early days, and built Zipp during its formative years. 

Zipp now belongs to SRAM and its family of products and continues its legacy of innovation, but the origins of this pioneering brand started over 30 years earlier.

Thank you to Ashley de Neef (yes, brother of Managing Editor Matt de Neef) for composing the music for the show, as well as our producer Mal Bloedel.

Andy Ording today; The man who took Zipp Wheels from a small business started by Leigh Sargent and built it into one of the biggest and most respected wheels brands today.

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