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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel

$950.00 - $1150.00

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    Solid speed.

    If versatility reigns as the most important characteristic for your new set of hoops to possess, stop reading hyperbolic marketing claims about 80mm rims being able to handle any terrain you throw at them and pay attention to Zipp's 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Wheel. Construction speaks for itself with this wheelset; at 45mm, the 303 is faster than the narrower 202s when you're pushing through wind on the flats, but won't get bogged down on a climb the way a wider rim would.

    The thought of fighting with a set of deep dish carbon rims on a breezy day inspires similar dread to trying to control an overtired toddler in a public place. You can try to stay in control, but you'll be hard pressed to ever find a few minutes when you can relax. You'll experience none of that unpredictability during a ride with the 303's, as the 45mm rims manage winds calmly and consistently, while their wide 26.4mm brake track gives a range of tire sizes a wide, stable perch to sit atop that won't cause bulging while cornering.

    Zipp adds its signature Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) to the 303 as well, which is an excessively descriptive moniker for the dimpled surface that's been a hallmark of Zipp for years. ABLC smooths airflow, cutting drag and saving you watts over time in conditions you'll encounter out on the roads, rather than only in a wind tunnel. As you pedal, the 303 will hum reliably on Zipp's 77/177 hubs, which Zipp reinforced this year to better block out grit and water for improved longevity.

    Out of the box, the wheels come with Zipp's updated quick-released skewers, which have been further fine-tuned for better aerodynamics and easier installation, as well as Zipp's Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, which Zipp recommends you use exclusively to get the full heat-resistant benefits of its resin brake track.

    • Carbon fiber
    • 45mm depth
    • 26.4mm brake track width
    • Zipp 77/177 hubs
    • Clincher
    • Dimpled surface
    • Delivered with Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, Zipp Integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, rim tape, and quick-release skewers
    • Item #ZIP002P

    Tech Specs

    Rim Material
    carbon fiber
    Wheel Size
    700 c
    Tire Type
    clincher
    Rim Depth
    45 mm
    Rim Width
    [brake track] 26.4 mm, [maximum] 28.5 mm
    Brake Compatibility
    rim
    Hubs
    [front] Zipp 77, [rear] Zipp 177
    Skewers
    included
    Spokes
    Sapim CX-Sprint
    Spoke Nipple
    Sapim
    Spoke Count
    [front] 18, [rear] 24
    Max Rider Weight
    250 lb
    Wheel Bag Included
    no
    Claimed Weight
    [front] 725 g, [rear] 900 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    ZIPP 303 Carbon Wheel set

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    By far the lightest, most rigid, and high quality wheels I have ever had. I usually buy Mavic, but made an exception, and am glad that I did. Hubs are also very high quality, and I am very pleased with this purchase.