Zipp 303 NSW Carbon Clincher - Front

Product Reference: ZP303NSWCCF
  • Now $1,217.17
  • Zipp 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Front: High performance carbon all rounder
  • Full carbon 45mm semi-deep section aero rim
  • Zipp Cognition front hub
  • Sapim CX Ray spokes with Secure Lock nipples
  • 18 spoke radial lacing pattern
  • ABLC Sawtooth aerodynamic dimpling technology
  • Showstopper resin braking surface
  • 640g weight
 
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Light enough to fly up climbs, tough enough to excel in the cobbled classics, and with the industry's best available braking performance for the most technical descents, the 45mm deep Zipp 303 NSW carbon clincher front wheel is built for a singular purpose: To be fast, everywhere. But the 303 NSW is no ‘race day only' wheelset to be tucked away in a wheel bag until a race number is pinned to the rider's jersey. It's built to take the abuse of everyday training rides. Zipp has achieved this reliability at a lighter weight with a revised carbon fiber layup developed through testing on the famed cobbles of the Arenberg Forest with the world's fastest riders.

Zipp also developed a unique scalloped edge Cognition hubshell design for their front hub. This scalloped design maintains the bearing bore diameter when high radial spoke tension is applied. That means you get bearings that quietly stay in place, roll faster, last longer, and provide a laterally stiffer hub.

The new Sawtooth dimple design on the 303 NSW consists of 12 nodes that are precisely clocked to start aerodynamic shearing at a rate of 50hz at a rider speed of 20mph. Sawtooth accomplishes this by inducing small sheet vortices that shed at a low magnitude, but at a higher natural frequency, thus decreasing the laminar bubble effect on the aerodynamically shielded side of the rim's profile to further reduce high yaw drag and improve crosswind stability. That crosswind stability imparts peace of mind in gusty wind conditions while saving watts that would have been expended while attempting to hold your line.

When it comes to braking, “good for a carbon rim” wasn't good enough for 303 NSW front. Zipp wanted braking performance that was better than aluminum rims and any other carbon rim, and we've achieved that goal. The industry leading silicon carbide Showstopper™ brake track delivers unmatched stopping power and modulation regardless of weather conditions or the length of the descent. With Showstopper braking performance, you'll need to find another excuse not to ride on rainy days.

No matter where you ride, the Zipp 303 NSW Carbon Clincher Front will help you go faster, harder and further than ever before.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 640g
  • Rim Used: X45NSW
  • Hub Used: Cognition
  • Rim Depth: 45mm
  • Brake Track Width (center): 26.40mm
  • Max Width: 28.50mm
  • Internal Width: 17.25mm
  • Spokes: Sapim® CX-Ray
  • Spoke Count: 18
  • Spoke Pattern: Radial
  • Spoke Length: 260mm
  • Max Tire Pressure: 125psi
  • Max Tire Pressure: 8.62bars
  • Track Adaptable: No
  • Dimpled Surface: ABLC™ SawTooth™
  • Nipples: Sapim® secure-lock
  • External Nipples: Yes
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