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The ultimate in clincher versatility.

Speed, ride quality, and durability. These are the characteristics we look for when researching and testing clincher wheelsets. Sure, there is a plethora of choices when it comes to picking a set of new hoops, but narrowing down what's realistic for your personal needs as a cyclist requires a look into what'll actually benefit your style of riding. This was the reason Zipp built its new 30 Clincher Wheels. It's an everyday, do-anything set of wheels for the demanding cyclist who knows that quality should always go hand-in-hand with a solid value.

Zipp used its quarter-century of wheel developing experience to build the new 30s from the ground up. The new wheels were designed with Zipp's proven aerodynamic principles, using what Zipp calls a 'hybrid toroidal' aluminum rim. This means that it bulges out behind the tire for enhanced aerodynamics. The 'hybrid' part essentially means Zipp uses different manufacturing methods than with its 101 clinchers, such as parallel brake tracks rather than sloped ones Like Zipp's other wider-is-better wheel platforms, the 30mm deep rim profile incorporates a relatively wide 21.5mm rim bed for stability, cornering grip, and overall ride comfort.

At the heart of the wheelset is its new hub design, which is 10- and 11-speed compatible. Because the overarching theme of the new wheelset emphasizes reliability, Zipp wanted to engineer a hub that was built to take a beating and keep on spinning as smoothly as the day the wheels arrived from the factory. To create such a hub, Zipp formed the shell from ultra-strong and lightweight 7075 T-6 aluminum. Stainless-steel bearings were then housed within the hubs, ensuring years of silky-smooth riding. Additionally, Zipp built the hubs with a 'precision set' design, meaning no pre-load adjustment is required -- simply fasten the quick-release skewers and hit the tarmac.

To ensure the wheels were able to handle the toughest road surfaces, Zipp laced the 30s with legendary Sapim CX-Ray spokes. These stainless steel ovalized spokes are far and away the best in the industry. They're lighter than most round butted spokes, and the coining process used to produce their aerodynamic shape makes them stronger and very durable. They are anchored to the rims with Sapim alloy nipples. With 18 spokes up front and 20 in the rear, the wheels are plenty stiff for racing yet still provide a comfortable ride.

The Zipp 30 Clincher Wheels are available in Black with White decals. You'll need to select between Campagnolo or Shimano/SRAM compatible freehub options. They come with rim strips and Zipp steel skewers.

Tech Specs

[rim] aluminum, [hub] aluminum
Rim Width:
[max width] 21.5 mm, [brake track width] 20.4 mm
Rim Depth:
30 mm
Front Hub:
Zipp 122
Front Hub Type:
Rear Hub:
Zipp 249
Rear Hub Type:
quick release
Sapim CX-Ray
Spoke Nipple Material:
Front Spoke Count:
18 radial
Rear Spoke Count:
20 radial drive side, 2-cross non-drive side
Brake Compatibility:
caliper brakes with Zipp approved pads
Rotor Compatibility:
Front Weight:
765 g
Rear Weight:
890 g
Complete Set Weight:
1655 g
Recommended Use:
road training and cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years
Actual Weight:
White, Front: 770g

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What is the recommended maximum rider...

What is the recommended maximum rider weight for these wheels?

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Hey thanks for the question,
Zipp has recommended the maximum rider weight for these wheels is 250 pounds. If you have any additional concerns, contact me at

disculpa mi ignorancia, el valor es por...

disculpa mi ignorancia, el valor es por el par. y son compatibles con cualquier tipo de juego de cambios. GRACIAS.

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Hola - no, esto es para cada rueda, delantera o trasera - por lo que el par ser�a $ 849.95. Trabajar� con 10 o 11 centros de velocidad. :)