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2018 Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Bike Wheelset 1625g

2018 Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Bike Wheelset 1625g

Price :
$2,100.00
Quantity :  
  • 2 Units in Stock

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2018 Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Road Bike Wheelset 1625g

If perfection is the standard, then the 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher wheelset delivers everything you could ask for, including a heritage forged in the Spring Classics. At the center of the 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is the 77/177 hubset, an innovation that results in improved stiffness, durability, simplicity and versatility.

Zipp’s original 303 Tubular made history by becoming the first carbon wheelset to win cycling’s two most famous Cobbled Classics, Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. Its wider rim provided extra durability, and improved aerodynamics. That wider rim also led to the development of our revolutionary Firecrest® technology, and now the revolution continues with the inclusion of the 77/177 hubset – best-in-class durability and improved bearing protection with no pre-load adjustment needed.

Optimized flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim® CX Sprint spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness and robustness.
Includes newly designed quick-release skewers with a wider more ergonomic handle to provide more leverage for opening and closing. When closed, lever contours neatly with the frame.
Robust hub platform with distinctive graphics.
For those looking for a wider gear range, or tackling especially extreme terrain, a XDR driver body for 177 is sold separately and easily installed to allow for more cassette options including a 10-42. The hubset is designed to swap driver bodies without re-dishing wheel.
Zipp’s Carbon Clincher technology preserves the aerodynamic advantages of the 303 Firecrest’s tubular brother, while adding the convenience of a clincher tire. And at just 1,625g, it’s light enough to climb up the steepest gradients with ease as a go-to all-around wheelset.

The Firecrest shaping optimizes the aerodynamic profile of both the front half and the back half of the wheel. In addition, Firecrest moves the center of pressure of the wheel backwards, giving the 45 mm-deep rim the crosswind stability a box-section rim. At the same time, the 26.4 mm-wide brake track (at center) allows the clincher tire to take on a wider, more stable shape without compromising rolling resistance. It’s faster, simpler, and more stable.

The new wheels retain all the small details that make Zipp wheels what they are. Exposed spoke nipples sit in the aerodynamic shadow of the rims, keeping serviceability simple without compromising speed. And our signature ABLC™ rim dimples squeeze every last second of performance possible.

Each 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher wheel comes with Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, Zipp Integrated Valve Extender with valve-core wrench, rim tape and quick release.

Product note:

The rear 303 Firecrest may present some fitment issues for a small number of older road and triathlon frames, including 2012 Specialized Tarmac SL4 and Specialized S-Works McLaren Venge. The clearance between the chainstay and the rim may not be adequate to avoid contact between each other when ridden under load.

Max recommended rider weight (lbs)    250lbs

Front Wheel
Weight 725g
Hub Used 77
Rim Depth 45mm
Brake Track Width (center) 26.40mm
Max Width 28.50mm
Spokes Sapim® CX-Sprint
Spoke Count 18
Spoke Pattern Radial
Spoke Length 260mm
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Max Tire Pressure 8.62bars
Track Adaptable No
Dimpled Surface Yes
Nipples Sapim® Secure Lock
External Nipples Yes

Rear Wheel
Weight 900g
Hub Used 177
Rim Depth 45mm
Brake Track Width (center) 26.40mm
Max Width 28.50mm
Clincher Bead Width 17.25mm
Spokes Sapim® CX-Sprint
Spoke Count 24
Spoke Length Non-Drive 272mm
Spoke Pattern Non-Drive 2 cross
Spoke Pattern Drive 2 cross
Spoke Length Drive 270mm
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Max Tire Pressure 8.62bars
11-speed compatible hub Yes
XDR Compatible Yes
Track Adaptable No
Dimpled Surface Yes
Nipples Sapim® Secure Lock
External Nipples Yes

Available in Matte Black, Matte White, Matte Red, Matte Pink, Matte Blue, Matte Green. Colors outside of Black and White may take additional time to get from Zipp.

Wheels come with SRAM/Shimano or Campagnolo freehub specify at checkout.

Let our knowledgeable staff answer any questions you may have about the entire line of Zipp products.

Velo Mine customer service phone 217.679.2356 - text 217.827.1173 - email ben@velomine.com



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