Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Tubular Disc Brake Rear Wheel

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With the 303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake wheelset, you’re at the helm of a serious Speed Weapon that helps speed up and smooth out even the most chaotic courses. This is the top choice of our pro cyclocross racers. At the center of the wheelset is Zipp’s 77/177D hubset, an innovation that results in improved stiffness, durability, simplicity and usability.

The 77/177D hubset is the perfect compliment for the leading aerodynamics, ride quality, stability and rim strength of Zipp’s Firecrest rim technology. That means you get the unmatched performance of the 45mm-deep 303 Firecrest rim proven with victories multiple victories at Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders and pro cyclocross races. And when it’s time to scrub off speed or stop, you won’t have to tense up and ‘grab a handful.’ You have the consistency and power of disc brakes – precision modulation and stopping power is at your fingertips. On top of that, the revised 303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake wheelset is 35 grams lighter than its predecessor.

About the 77/177D hubset

  • Bearing preload precision set – that means no pre-load adjustment is needed.
  • Improved bearing protection and sealant.
  • Includes newly designed quick-release skewers with a wider more ergonomic handle to provide more leverage for opening and closing. When closed, lever contours neatly with the frame.
  • Thru-axle compatible. Comes with thru-axle end caps that can be swapped by hand:
    • Front: 12x100mm & 15x100mm
    • Rear: 12x135mm & 12x142mm
  • Proprietary flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim® CX-Ray® spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness without sacrificing weight or robustness.
  • New distinctive hub graphics.
  • 17mm axle

The 303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake wheelset comes with a standard 10/11 speed driver body for SRAM®/Shimano® or for Campagnolo®, allowing you to run a wide range of cassettes. For those looking for a wider gear range, or tackling especially extreme terrain, a SRAM XDR driver body for 177D (sold separately) is easily installed to allow for more cassette options. A 1.85mm spacer is included with the XDR driver body and is required for use on the 177D hub. XDR driver body compatible with 11-speed cassettes only.

About 303 Firecrest rim technology

In developing the original 303 wheelset, Zipp discovered that a wider rim increases lateral stiffness for sprinting and cornering while also providing greater vertical compliance for greater control, comfort and durability. That wider rim profile led us to develop our Firecrest technology, which revolutionized aerodynamic efficiency and stability for carbon wheels. The proprietary Firecrest rim shape optimizes the aerodynamic profile of the front half and – here’s the revolutionary part – the back half of the wheel. Firecrest moves the wheel’s center of pressure to be more in line with the steering axis for stability in even the stiffest crosswinds.

Firecrest

With the new proprietary Firecrest rim shape in our 202, 303, 404 and 808 Firecrest wheels, Zipp wheels make a bigger difference in more ways than ever. Not only is Firecrest more aerodynamic than any other rim design, it improves handling in crosswinds and overall ride quality.

ABLC™ (Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control)

Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) refers to the patented and instantly recognizable dimpled pattern found on all of our carbon rims. ABLC smoothes airflow across the rim's surface and is tailored to every model from the 202 to the Super-9 Disc. The third-generation of ABLC has up to four times more dimples than before.

VCLC™ (Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control)

Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control (VCLC) uses a vibration-absorbing material sandwiched between layers of rigid carbon laminate in the rim. When the wheel receives an impact from the road, much of the shock is absorbed by the VCLC system, delivering a 10% reduction in vibration.

Carbon Bridge™

Carbon Bridge uses a Kevlar® thread in a co-axial helix stitch to bind sheets of carbon to each other in our tubular rims. Because Kevlar is 350% more impact resistant than carbon, it can disperse shock more evenly throughout the carbon laminate, making for a rim that is practically bulletproof. In particular, Carbon Bridge reduces the vulnerability of the rim's tire bed, the area most susceptible to damage from impact.

Specifications:

  • Set Weight: 1400g

Front Wheel:

  • Weight: 640g
  • Hub Used: 77D
  • Hub Width: 100mm
  • Rim Depth: 45mm
  • Brake Track Width (center): 26.4mm
  • Max Width: 28.5mm
  • Spokes: Sapim® CX-Ray®
  • Spoke Count: 24
  • Spoke Pattern: 2 cross
  • Spoke Length Drive: 272mm
  • Spoke Length Non-Drive: 270mm
  • Track Adaptable: No
  • Dimpled Surface: Yes
  • Nipples: Sapim® Secure Lock
  • External Nipples: Yes
  • Thru Axle Compatible: Yes

Rear Wheel:

  • Weight: 760g
  • Hub Used: 177D
  • Hub Width: 135mm
  • Rim Depth: 45mm
  • Brake Track Width (center): 26.4mm
  • Max Width: 28.5mm
  • Spokes: Sapim® CX-Ray®
  • Spoke Count: 24
  • Spoke Length Non-Drive: 272mm
  • Spoke Pattern Non-Drive: 2 cross
  • Spoke Length Drive: 270mm
  • 11-speed compatible hub: Yes
  • Track Adaptable: No
  • Dimpled Surface: Yes
  • Nipples: Sapim® Secure Lock
  • External Nipples: Yes
  • Thru Axle Compatible: Yes
  • XDR Driver Body Compatible: Yes
Material:
Carbon
Brand:
Zipp
Range:
303

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