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.
- Hybrid Toroidal aluminum rims
- 10- and 11-speed hub compatible
- Sapim stainless-steel CX-Ray Spokes
- 30mm deep rim profile
- 21.5mm rim bed
- Campagnolo or Shimano/SRAM compatible freehub options
- Rim strips and Zipp steel skewers included