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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Tubular Wheels
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Tubular Wheels
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Key Features

Rim Depth: 45mm
Max Width: 28.50mm
Spokes: Sapim CX-Sprint
Spoke Count: Front: 18 / Rear: 24
Front Hub: 77
Rear Hub: 177
Weight: Front: 605g / Rear: 785g
Max Recommended Rider Weight: 250lbs

Description

Updating Zipp's legendary 303 with Firecrest, these carbon Tubulars take what has been one of the most winning sets of wheels ever, with numerous Tour wins, Classics wins and the first carbon wheels to win the cobbled Classics of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, and make the small but significant changes that have been proven to make them even faster.

As the name suggests the wheel benefits from Zipp's Firecrest shaping which improves aerodynamics, ride quality, wheel strength and stability in even the strongest crosswinds. The 45mm rim increases lateral stiffness for sprinting and cornering yet offers greater vertical compliance for more control, comfort and durability on rough surfaces.

These new wheels retain all the small details that make Zipp wheels what they are. Exposed spoke nipples sit in the aerodynamic shadow of the rims, keeping serviceability simple without compromising speed. Zipp's signature ABLC rim dimples squeeze every last second of performance possible. The Firecrest shaping optimizes the aerodynamic profile of both the front half and the back half of the wheel. In addition, Firecrest moves the centre of pressure of the wheel backwards, giving the 45mm-deep rim the crosswind stability a box-section rim. At the same time, the 26.2mm wide brake track allows the clincher tyre to take on a wider, more stable shape without compromising rolling resistance. It's faster, simpler, and more stable.

Laced to the rims, you'll find Zipp's new 77 and 177 hubset which provides best-in-class durability and improved bearing protection, all with no pre-load adjustment needed. Features of the hubs include:

> Optimised flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim CX Sprint spokes
> New robust hub platform with distinctive graphics
> Newly designed QR skewer
> New distinctive hub graphics
> Improved bearing protection and sealant

Extras

Available in two decal options, the stealthy Matte Black or the distinctive Matte White decals. Each 303 Firecrest Carbon Tubular wheel comes with Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, Zipp Integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, rim tape and quick release.

About Zipp

Zipp Cycle Components are the producers of wheels, handlebars, cranks and cycle accessories are a manufacturing company located in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and are part of the growing SRAM group.

Zipp Speed Weaponry serves a select group of elite companies and athletes, globally located and committed to bicycle and wheelchair competition. Zipp meets customers needs for the highest performance, superlative quality components through innovative design and manufacturing utilizing the best material and technology available. The company is built on mutual respect, delivery on promise and fastidious attention to manufacturing details.

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