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Zipp30 Course Disc Brake Road Wheel - Clincher

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30 Course Disc Brake Road Wheel

'Tis the season for mud, dirt, snow, and visions of disc brakes on cyclocross courses. Unfortunately, not all of us have the cash flow for those carbon disc tubulars we've been drooling over as we prep for 'cross season, so we're in danger of being stuck lamenting another year on flat-prone clinchers. This year, Zipp steps in to save the day with the 30 Course Disc Brake Clincher Road Wheel. Headlining as Zipp's first-ever tubeless-ready clincher wheelset, this set of aluminum hoops boasts a heap of Zipp awesomeness paired with the flat-resistance and low-pressure options of a tubeless setup. This flexible combination tackles cyclocross, gravel, or road rides with a much more budget-friendly price than its carbon fiber siblings.

The rim profile on the 30 Course is heavily influenced by Zipp's carbon 202 rim, clocking in just 8mm shallower than the 202 at 26mm. Zipp claims that borrowing shape and design from the 202 gives the 30 Course better stability in crosswinds than other rims of similar depth. Its wide stance easily accommodates a range of tire widths to accommodate different riding styles and surfaces. The wider rim also gives tires a solid platform to increase stability by reducing the side bulge effect found in tires mounted to narrower rims. You'll zoom across the course with confidence that these wheels will carve through grassy switchbacks with ease and propel you to the next set of barriers.

At the center, Zipp uses the same hubset found in this year's carbon lineup. Its 77 hub anchors the front wheel and its 177 hub sits in the rear. Featuring a new platform and graphics for 2016, these hubs boast increased bearing protection over their previous versions and are ready to roll without any pre-load adjustment. The rear hub is compatible with a separately sold XD driver body to allow for a wider cassette range of up to 10-42t if you're stepping up to SRAM's one-by 'cross drivetrains. Driver bodies can be swapped out without having to re-dish the wheel. Each wheel includes an updated quick release skewer with a widened handle that provides leverage when installing the wheel and clean lines as it sits close to the frame when closed. For additional versatility, both hubs are thru-axle compatible with a quick, tool-free swap of the end caps.

The Zipp 30 Course Disc Brake Clincher Road Wheel can be set up as tubeless, or run with traditional tubes. Each wheel comes with Zipp thru-axle end caps, a quick release skewer, 700cx20mm rim tape, and a Zipp tubeless valve. The rear wheel comes with a 1.85mm spacer for compatibility with 10-speed cassettes and is available with either a Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 11-speed compatible freehub body. Zipp recommends a maximum rider weight of 250lb for these wheels.

  • Zipp's first tubeless-ready clincher wheelset for all-road riding
  • Rim profile offers better stability in crosswinds
  • Includes thru-axle end caps, qr skewer, rim tape,and valve.

Tech Specs
Rim Material
Wheel Size
700 c
Tire Type
clincher, tubeless
Rim Depth
26 mm
Rim Width
[external] 25 mm
Brake Compatibility
6-bolt disc
[front] 77D, [rear] 177D
Front Axle
12mm, 15mm
Rear Axle
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Sapim CX-Ray
Spoke Nipple
Sapim Secure Lock external
Spoke Count
24 / 24
Max Rider Weight
250 lb
Wheel Bag Included
Recommended Use
cyclocross, road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[front] 770 g, [rear] 880 g, [complete set] 1,650 g

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    >Rating: 5

    Rim Brake Version - Initial Review

    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I’ve been running Zipp 202 Carbon Clinchers (rim brake) on my Cross/Gravel bike for about 10 years, alternating with 303’s. Those 202’s have been through the wringer and after having rebuilt the hubs (these are the older V7’s) one too many times and now living here in the PNW I decided to go to aluminum hoops again. Never have had any braking issues in the wet really but until I decide to retire my current cross/gravel rig and go to disc brakes it seems back to aluminum is the way to go. I did a fair amount of research and this Zipp 30 Course seemed one of the best options, though I have to say it seems higher end aluminum/rim brake wheels are getting harder to find. Being a devoted Zipp guy I pulled the trigger on a set. Mounted up the same Schwalbe G-Ones (700x35) that i was running on the 202’s, same Vitoria latex tubes (I’ve not had great experience with tubeless setups frankly) and off we go. One of the reasons I stay with Zipp is that I run primarily Schwalbe and Continental tires and am always able to mount and de-mount tires without levers. This is much nicer in the garage and for sure a lot better out on the road or trail when it’s cold, raining, and you are covered in mud. So off on a 60k gravel ride that I’ve done frequently that includes some short road sections and a couple of steep climbs. The 30 Course seems to have retained the excellent 202 ride quality while at the same time these feel stiffer when climbing and accelerating hard. That may be that my old 202’s are a bit tired and the spoke tension is lower but I suspect it’s got more to do with the new hub set. I’ve had several hub failures over the years and although I’ve always been a big Zipp fan I think one of their biggest advancements in the last few years is hub design. These latest hubs look and feel much more robust and look easier to maintain. So out of the box, 5 stars, now I’ll go beat on them for a while and see how they hold up. One of the reasons I’ve stuck with Zipp carbon rims is I’ve never had one fail, never broken a spoke, and never had one go out of true. We’ll see how these 30 Course do.

    Can you plz tell me what a 35mm tires actual width is in these wheels ? Are they closer to an actual 40mm width or true 35?


    How about a rim inside width?


    Is there a centerlock version of this? I don't want to have to use an adapter..

    Those are only available for 6-bolt rotors.


    The text says that these are thru axle compatible, which implies to me that they come as regular quick release 100mm front, 135mm rear. However, the tech specs at the side state that the axles are thru axle with the rear being 142mm. Which is correct? I have a 2015 Niner RLT (bought through CC) and I want to upgrade the wheels. My RLT is quick release though, not the thru axle of the later models. I am wondering if these wheels will work. TLDR: Are these quick release?


    Is the XD option for the rear hub the road version (XDR)?

    Hi Jonathan- yes, these are with the XDR freehub.


    Is this price for the wheelset or one wheel?

    Hey JTM - The price is one wheel, these Zipp 30 are sold individually. Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in ordering this wheel or with any additional questions. - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead