Why We Like The 302 Carbon Wheel
Engineered for low aerodynamic drag and precise handling in just about any type of riding conditions, the Zipp 302 Carbon Clincher Road Wheel provides the ride that Zipp is known for, at a price that makes carbon quality and performance more affordable than ever. Crafted in Indianapolis, USA, the 302’s slick carbon rim is hand-assembled to Zipp’s 76/176 hubs using Belgian CX-Sprint spokes and brass spoke nipples, which results in a fast, reliable wheel that's tough enough to survive the road less traveled, yet light enough to charge up climbs on the steepest grades.
The 45mm rim depth delivers tried and true aero benefits with high levels of balance and stability, while remaining nimble enough to handle all types of terrain and varying wind conditions. It's tough enough to withstand the rigors of cyclocross and gravel-grinding as well. The 302 also boasts the same rim bed design as Zipp's other carbon clinchers to ensure that tire removal and installation as easy as possible. Then, the 76/176 hubset’s axle end caps and rear freehub are easily removed without tools for quick and convenient cleaning and lubrication.
- Precise, versatile, and top-performing wheel at a value
- Now compatible with tubeless tires out of the box
- Hand-crafted carbon fiber is fast, tough, and insanely light
- Rim depth provides stable, aero, and nimble maneuvering
- Rim bed makes for easy installation and removal
- CX-Sprint spokes keeps the bike fast and makes replacing easy
- Zipp recommends its separately sold Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads