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Zipp303 S Carbon Disc Brake Wheel - Tubeless

$625.00 - $675.00

Item # ZIPZ04L

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  • Black, Front, 12x100mm ($625.00)
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  • Black, XDR, 12x142mm ($675.00)
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Item # ZIPZ04L
Description

303 S Carbon Disc Brake Wheel - Tubeless

Throughout Zipp's 30-year history, its pursuit has been speed, with a passionately focused mindset "…to make you faster." With aerodynamics reaching a natural plateau of performance progress, Zipp ushers in a new era with the 303 S carbon wheel that looks beyond air resistance to boost efficiency across the entire wheel-system, giving you "the next chapter of speed." Designed to match with your modern drop-bar bike's increasingly ample frame clearance and the real-world challenges, like gravel washboards and infrequently paved back-roads, the 303 S works to preserve your energy so you can make speed.

An all-new rim design is the key to Zipp's efficiency goals and replaces the 302 in Zipp's lineup. The now hookless tire bead (fitting a minimum of 25mm tires) allows the tire to sit deeper and fatter in the wheel bed, leaving the tire more flush with the rim — oddly enough, improving aerodynamics. You'll feel a more secure tire underneath you that utilizes a short-wide contact patch, improving traction and reducing tire deflection when aggressively diving in and out of turns. Essentially, the tire maintains its shape, corners better, and produces less rolling resistance with the hookless design compared to the previous generation.

Weight savings is another area of focus for the new 303 S. Zipp has dropped 150g, compared to the 302 wheelset. And with high-end modern bikes increasingly tipping over 18lb, this weight reduction is highly advantageous in competitive events.

Keeping you fast on the bike is also about keeping you rolling forward. And if you've experienced even five-miles of bone-wrecking washboard, you know that maintaining forward speed is challenging and uncomfortable on rough terrain. The 303 S allows you to run wide gravel tires (think 50mm) with low psi, thanks to a wide 23 mm inner rim-width, helping the tire absorb the road vibrations and reduce fatigue levels.

  • Endurance and performance lines converge in the all-new design
  • Aerodynamically optimized for road, but can run wide gravel tires
  • Decreased weight improves responsiveness and steep-slope speed
  • Updated graphics are asymmetrical and eye-catching
  • Tubeless and tubeless compatible tire only
  • Zipp continues to expand the capabilities of the modern wheelset

Tech Specs
Rim Materialcarbon (UD fiber finish)
Wheel Size700c
Tire Typeclincher, tubeless
Rim Depth45mm
Rim Width[internal] 23mm, [external] 27mm
Brake Compatibilitydisc (center lock)
Hubs76/176 DB
Front AxleTA 12x100
Rear AxleTA 12x142
SpokesCX-Sprint
Spoke Nipplebrass
Spoke Count24
Max Rider Weight253lb (115kg)
Recommended Usecyclocross, gravel, road cycling
Manufacturer Warrantylimited lifetime
Weight

Actual Weight

Black, Front, 12x100mm
716g
25.26oz
Black, SRAM/Shimano, 12x142mm
835g
29.45oz
Black, XDR, 12x142mm
822g
29.00oz

Claimed Weight

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[front] 1lb 9.1oz (711g), [rear] 1lb 12.9oz
711g), [rear] 1lb 12.9oz (819g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Love them

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 5"
Weight
220 lbs

I was a little scared at first about the hook-less rim but they are amazing.... you can feel the difference from the moment you mount them. and even up top! After so much research, these are going to be the wheels of the future. they also look amazing! I went with 26's and they roll amazing! Zipp will never disappoint you!

>Rating: 5

Best bang for the $$!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Are you in the market for a nice all-around carbon wheelset that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Well, here it is. These are the perfect wheels for your road or gravel bike. You could spend another $1000 dollars of your hard-earned money to save 100g but I think you'd be better off putting that money elsewhere. These are hookless rims so not all tire brands will be compatible. Check with ZIPP before mounting your fav tire brand: https://support.sram.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050355593-What-tubeless-tires-are-compatible-with-Zipp-s-hookless-rims- But that means you can run lower pressures for a nice supple ride. Check out this helpful pressure guide from SRAM: https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure If you have any specific questions about this wheelset let me know!

Are

This might be a dumb question but the website does not specify, when you purchase this is this a pair or individual rims?

Very nice! Goes very well with that frameset.

>Rating: 5

Nice wheels at nice price

UPDATE: I bumped this back to 5 stars. I still think these are great and I still recommend them. Just something to be aware of: The freehub is held on by a friction seal, so you can pull off the cassette and freehub together by lifting up. This is a feature, and not a defect. You will appreciate it when you decide to overhaul or replace the bearings. Just be aware that you cannot simply push the cassette back on, as it will not seat properly. If it ever pops out, remove the cassette from the freehub body. Make sure you locate all 3 pawls, which sit in the lower end of the freehub body and are held in by grease during assembly. They will stick out radially, very slightly past the OD of the freehub body. A rubber seal goes above these pawls, between the freehub body and the hub. To pop the freehub body back on, you maneuver the rubber seal up over the pawls so it is slightly above them. Slide the freehub body onto the hub, urging the pawls into the hub so they engage the ratchet. Then use your fingers to make sure the rubber seal nestles into the ID of the hub, above the pawls. Pop the round endcap in on top. Install the cassette as usual. And then just be careful not to whack the cassette when you mount the wheel onto the bike.

UPDATE:
>Rating:

Hello! The overview states "Tubeless and tubeless compatible tire only"- can you confirm this will work with tubes/clinchers? I see you have clincher stated in the specs but just want to double check. Thank you!