Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Aero Tubular Rear Road Wheel 2015
Save 29% on the 2015 303 Firecrest Rear Wheel by Zipp!
Zipp 303 Firecrest Aero Rear Wheel
The 303 carbon rear tubular wheel is light, utterly dependable and aerodynamic. In 2010 it became not only the first carbon wheel to win a major cobbled classic, it won the two biggest classics: Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. Firecrest (R) Carbon Tubular Rim Weight: 735g Hub Used: 188/V9 Rim Depth: 45mm Brake Track Width (centre): 26.45mm Max Width: 28.50mm Nominal Tyre Bed Width: 17.98mm Spoke Count: 24 Spoke Length Non-Drive: 264mm Spoke Pattern Non-Drive: 2 cross Spoke Pattern Drive: 2 cross Spoke Length Drive: 262mm Track Adaptable: No Dimpled Surface: Yes External Nipples: Yes Product Data Weight (g): 735 Cyclocross: Yes Wheel Size: 700c (622) Rim Depth: Mid Road: Yes Zipp's exploration of the 303's wider rim led to the Firecrest (R) technology. And now that development has come full circle with the 303 Firecrest. The new wheel features Firecrest's signature shaping designed to optimize both halves of the wheel, which creates a rim that is significantly faster and also much easier to handle in crosswinds. At just 1,310 grams, the weight of the new 303 is virtually unchanged from its predecessor and remains one of the lightest carbon wheelsets anywhere. Its 45mm deep rim outperforms much deeper rims with a traditional V-shaped cross-section. And yet, because Firecrest technology allows us to manipulate the wheel's centre of pressure, the new 303 handles like a box-section rim. It's ultra-stable, and suitable for even the windiest days. And because the 303's new 26.45mm-wide brake track (at centre) has been optimised for wider tyres, the ride quality is better than ever.
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I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!
Tags: 10 speed, 11 speed, Carbon, Rear
Wheel Size: 700c
Colours: Black, White