ZIPP 303 Firecrest Carbon Front Wheel Tubular
In recent years, the Zipp 303 wheelset has established itself as one of the most versatile wheelsets under the road professionals. Been on the Tour de France to the Pavés of Paris-Roubaix, with its light weight and its high stability in the won the toughest race in road racing 303rd But even among the cyclocross pros of 303 Carbon Tubular is extremely popular. With its maximum rim width of 28.5 millimeters, the rim provides a perfect support for cross tire with low air pressure. Moreover, the rim is made very flat to avoid damaging the inner tube with carbon copies.
By the bulbous Firecrest rim shape the rim width of the braking surface to the spoke holes remains approximately constant. This form was able to Zipp engineers that the wind resistance between the windward and leeward side of the rim or less balanced. This makes the Firecrest wheelsets even in strong crosswinds rather well. In order to save every watt of pedaling in the fight against the wind, and the 303 patented with zips ABLC Dimpleprofil equipped. Just like a golf ball these indentations are derived by micro-turbulence air flow with less resistance on the rim.
Carbon wheels are not exactly outstanding braking performance and good controllability of brakes known for. By a special carbon matrix at the braking surfaces, however, succeeded in the zip engineers that the rim of Tubulars 303 has a braking performance which is nearly the rim at the level of aluminum. Also make high brake temperatures, as may occur during long downhill stretches, no danger to the rim is.
Spoked the front wheel is radial with 18 Sapim CX-Sprint spokes to zips 77 hub. This makes their optimized flange geometry for high rigidity and durability of the wheel. Furthermore, it provides an excellent bearing seal and adjusting the bearing clearance is no longer necessary.
Zipp that continually optimizes all details of their wheelsets, is also reflected in the revised rims stickers. These have become even thinner in order to adapt better to the dimple design and it was possible to save a few grams of weight.
The impeller may only be used with the following brake linings:
Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo
Zipp Tangente High Performance Cork
Zip tangent Platinum Pro (first version of the tangent pads)
SwissStop® Black Prince
SwissStop® Yellow King
intended use : Road, Cyclocross
Wheels Type: carbon tubular rim for tube tires
Rim height: 45 mm
Maximum rim width: 28.5 mm
Rim width braking surface: 26,45 mm
Spokes: Sapim Cx-Sprint
Hub: zip 77
axle type : 5x100 mm quick release
Color hub and rim: black, UD Carbon
Color Stickers: white, black, green, red, blue or pink
Maximum rider weight: 115 Kg
Weight: 605g (manufacturer)
Scope of supply: Front, quick release, Zipp Evo brake pads, valve extension and manual
Installation: Please use the correct assembly of the instructions manufacturer .
INFO: only available for European + Russian Customers