ZIPP 303 Firecrest Carbon Wheelset Tubular
In recent years, the Zipp 303 wheelset has established as one of the most versatile wheel sets among road professionals. From the Tour de France to the Pavés of Paris-Roubaix, with its light weight and its high stability has won the toughest race in road racing on the 303rd But even among the cyclocross professionals is the 303 Carbon Tubular extremely popular. With its maximum rim width of 28.5 millimeters the rim provides a perfect support for cross tire with little air pressure. Even to the rim is made very flat to avoid damaging the inner tube with carbon copies.
By bulbous Firecrest rim shape the rim width of the braking surface to the spoke holes remains approximately constant. With this form, it succeeded the Zipp engineers that the wind resistance between the windward and leeward side of the rim or less balanced. This makes the Firecrest wheelsets easily handled even in cross winds. 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 guided by micro turbulence airflow with less resistance on the rim.
Carbon wheels are not known for their outstanding braking performance and good dosing of the brakes. A special carbon matrix at the brake surfaces succeeded the Zipp engineers, however, that the rim of the 303 Tubulars has a braking behavior, which is almost at the level of an aluminum rim. Also make high brake temperatures, as may occur during long downhill stretches, presents no danger to the rim.
Spoked is the wheelset with front 18 and rear 24 Sapim CX Sprint spokes Straightpull to Zipp 77/177 hub pair. This makes its optimized flange geometry for high rigidity and durability of the wheels. Furthermore, they offer an excellent bearing sealing and adjusting the bearing clearance is no longer necessary. For all the wider translation for use in extreme terrain prefer to an XD Freilaukörper for retrofitting is available.
That Zipp continually optimizes all details of their wheelsets, is also reflected in the revised rim stickers. These have become even thinner in order to adapt better to the dimple design can and it could also be a few grams of weight can be saved. They are available matt white and matt black in the color variants.
The wheelset may only be used with the following pads:
Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo
Zipp Tangente High Performance Cork
Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro (first version of Tangent pads)
SwissStop® Black Prince
SwissStop® Yellow King
intended use : Road, Cyclocross
Tubular rims: wheels type tube mature
Material Rims: Carbon
Finish: UD carbon
Rim height: 45 mm
Maximum rim width: 28.5 mm
Rim width braking surface: 26,45 mm
Brake type: rim brakes
Spokes: Sapim Cx-Sprint
Spokes front / rear: 18/24
Hub front: Zipp 77
axle type forward: for 5x100 mm quick release
Rear hub: Zipp 177
axle type behind: for 5x130 mm quick release
Freewheel: 10-, 11-speed SRAM / Shimano or 9-, 10-, 11-speed Campagnolo
Color hubs and rims: black
Color Stickers: white, black, red, blue, green or pink
Maximum rider weight: 115 Kg
Weight: 1390g (manufacturer)
Delivery: wheelset, quick release, Zipp Evo brake pads, valve extensions and manual
Mounting: Please use the correct mounting of the guidance manufacturer .
INFO: only available for European + Russian Customers