Zipp goes tubular with 303 Firecrest and 454 NSW wheels
SRAM’s wheel and component brand Zipp has updated a slew of its professional-grade gear for 2018, including new rim- and disc-brake 303 and 454 wheels models, as well as Service Course handlebars. SRAM also has new performance clinchers.
Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular rim- and disc-brake wheels
The 303 Firecest tubular disc brake has ABLC Sawtooth dimpling and works with any type of axle standardCourtesy Zipp
Zipp’s stalwart 45mm-rim wheels get a refresh for 2018, which include the etched Showstopper brake track for the rim-brake wheels and the ABLC Sawtooth dimpled design on both rim- and disc-brake models.
Both Zipp 303 sets can be configured to work with an XDR driver body for a 10-42 cassette. This requires a separately sold XDR driver body, but does not require the wheel to be redished.
The 303 disc set comes with axle end caps to work with virtually any frame type: quick release, 15mm thru-axles and 12mm thru-axles.
The 303 Firecrest tubular rim brake wheels get the etched Showstopper brake trackCourtesy Zipp
The 303 Firecrest tubular rim-brake wheelset weighs a claimed 1,339g (593g front, 746g rear) with 18 front spokes and 24 rear spokes. The 45mm rim bulges to 25mm at its widest point. Retail is £1,986 / $2,200 / €2,200.
The Zipp 303 Firecrest tubular disc-brake wheel weighs a claimed 1,410g (655g front, 755g rear) with the same rim dimensions but 24 spokes front and rear. Retail for the 303 Firecrest disc is £2,321 / $2,500 / €2,600.
Zipp 454 Firecrest Tubular rim- and disc-brake wheels
Zipp’s distinctive 454 NSW wheels now come in tubulars models for rim and disc brakeCourtesy Zipp
Zipp made waves with its 454 inspired-by-humpback-whales shape, and now that Sawtooth rim is available as a tubular for rim and disc brakes