Zipp’s 303 Firecrest Tubeless rim-brake wheelset is an all-around wheelset for a new era of road riding. It’s rich in heritage yet loaded with innovations.
It’s as adept in the mountains as it is on rolling hills, windswept farm lanes, or ferocious field sprints. At Zipp, we never rest on laurels. This wheelset features a 19mm internal width and is tubeless ready. That means you can run lower tyre pressure for greater cornering grip and compliance with reduced rolling resistance without the risk the pinch flats. When it comes to pure speed, the 303 Firecrest Tubeless packs a serious punch. It’s lightweight with ABLC Sawtooth Technology, a complex dimpling pattern first developed for our top-level NSW wheel lineup. This technology helps to achieve the optimization of low aerodynamic drag and crosswind stability, which we call AeroBalance. Zipp’s ShowStopper textured braking surface delivers unrivaled rim braking performance in wet or dry conditions. At the center of the 303 Firecrest Tubeless rim-brake is a new versatile and durable hubset, the German-engineered ZR1.
Showstopper - Their Industry leading silicon carbide showstopper brake track continues to evolve and improve , providing unmatched stopping power and modulation regardless of weather conditions or length of descent.ABLC Sawtooth
- Zipp's sawtooth dimple design consists of 12 nodes that are specifically clocked to start aerodynamic shearing at a rate of 50hz at rider speed of 20mph.Sawtooth accomplishes this by inducing small sheet vortices the shed at low magnitude , but at higher natural frequency , thus decreasing the laminar bubble effect on the aerodynamically sheilded side of the rim's profile to further reduce high yaw drag and improve crosswind stability.
ABLC(Aerodynamic Boundry Layer Control) - Aerodynamic Boundry Layer Control(ABLC) refers to the patterned and instantly recognisable dimpled pattern found on all of our carbon rims. ABLC smooths 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 time more dimples than before.
Aerobalance - Zipp's sole mission is to help you go faster.That's why our wheels are race ready before they're came camera ready.For years Zipp has used a combination of testing methods - windtunnel ,CFD computer simulations , pro athlete evaluations , on road testing, and the RollingRoad ride simulator-to refine aero performance to new levels of excellence.Over the decades of innovation , our engineers have learned to look beyond just focusing on simply reducing aero drag while minimising the effects of crosswinds on handling.This optimizing of aero efficiency and crosswind stability became known internally at Zipp as AeroBalance.The approach began with Firecrest technology and has been advanced with the introduction of the NSW lineup, especially with sawtooth technology found in the 454 and 858 NSW.
TSE Tecnology - Zipp's TSE technology (Total System Efficiency) was developed by our engineers in the Nest Adavanced Development Lab in Indy.
Zipp now offers a Lifetime Warranty on Zipp Wheels, Rims & BSS for product defects plus a Lifetime Impact & Damage replacement policy which covers all damage while riding
New Zipp graphics and cosmetic identity that scream speed
New ZR1 hub is engineered in Germany with better seal design for improved durability and quicker response with 66 points of engagement
Built with Sapim CX Sprint J-bend spokes
Tubeless ensuring secure performance even when ridden at lower tyre pressures
Versatile 45mm rim profile that’s fast, stable and versatile
ABLC Sawtooth dimple design helps manage air flow around the rim, and contributes to create a faster, more stable wheel
Showstopper textured brake track delivers superior modulation and shortest stopping distances in wet and dry conditions
XDR or SRAM/Shimano driver bodies
Ships with QR end caps, quick release skewers
Campagnolo driver body sold separately
Size (Wheels) 700c
Rim Construction Carbon
Tyre Compatibility Clincher Tubeless Ready
Brake Compatibility Rim
Driver Body Type SRAM XDR, SRAM/Shimano Road, n/a
Rim - Inside Width 19mm
Rim Finish UD fiber, adhesive decals
Rim Profile Symmetrical
Weight Based On Lightest configuration: Quick Release axles and XDR body. No tape or valve included in weight. Front: 688g/ Rear: 842g
About The Brand
Zipp is renowned for its high quality, meticulously engineered composite wheelsets that enjoy the enviable status as the gold standard when it comes to rolling stock on your road bike.