Zipp’s 303 Firecrest Tubular rim-brake wheelset offers key innovations for performance-minded cyclists. This is the game-changing wheelset designed to conquer Roubaix and Flanders. Retaining their versatile 45mm rim depth, 303 Firecrest Tubular rims feature construction designs for impact protection. When it comes to pure speed, the 303 Firecrest Tubular 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 Tubular rim-brake is a new versatile and durable hubset, the German-engineered ZR1.
$1076 - $1291
- Zipp graphics and cosmetic identity that scream speed
- Go-anywhere 45mm rim depth tubular pro-proven in the Spring Classics
- New ZR1 hubset 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
- XDR™ or SRAM/Shimano driver bodies
- Ships with QR end caps, quick release skewers
- Campagnolo driver body sold separately
- Showstopper™ textured brake track delivers the best modulation and shortest stopping distances in wet and dry conditions.
Our industry leading Showstopper brake track continues to evolve and improve, providing unmatched stopping power and modulation regardless of weather conditions or the length of the descent.
ABLC Sawtooth dimple design helps manage air flow around the rim, and contributes to create a faster, more stable wheel.
Zipp’s sole mission is to help you go faster. That's why our wheels are race-ready before they're camera-ready. For years, Zipp has used a combination of testing methods – wind tunnel, 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. Instead, the goal now is to reduce aero drag while also minimizing 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 the Sawtooth technology found in the 454 and 858 NSW. Sawtooth accomplishes this with a series of patented fin-shaped Hyperfoil nodes along the inner diameter of the rim that work together with our new HexFin ABLC dimples for improved airflow.
|Hub||ZR1 Rim Brake|
|Driver body type||n/a, SRAM XDR, SRAM/Shimano Road|
|Rim - inside width||n/a|
|Max recommended system weight||250lbs|
|Max tire pressure||125psi|
|Rim finish||UD fiber, adhesive decals|
|Spoke Length DS||256mm, 260mm|
|Spoke Length NDS||256mm, 266mm|
|Weight Based On||Lightest configuration: Quick Release axles and XDR body. No tape or valve included in weight. Front: 588g Rear: 742g|
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