Zipp’s 303 Firecrest Tubular rim-brake wheelset offers key innovations for performance-minded cyclists. This is the game-changing wheelset designed to conquer Roubaix and Flanders. Retaining their versatile 45mm rim depth, 303 Firecrest Tubular rims feature construction designs for impact protection. When it comes to pure speed, the 303 Firecrest Tubular packs a serious punch. It’s lightweight with ABLC Sawtooth Technology, a complex dimpling pattern first developed for our top-level NSW wheel lineup. This technology helps to achieve the optimization of low aerodynamic drag and crosswind stability, which we call AeroBalance. Zipp’s ShowStopper textured braking surface delivers unrivaled rim braking performance in wet or dry conditions. At the center of the 303 Firecrest Tubular rim-brake is a new versatile and durable hubset, the German-engineered ZR1.
Showstopper Showstopper technology uses a molded silicone carbide (SiC) surface brake ring for maximum wet braking performance. The result is a braking performance that is equal to that of an aluminium rim, even in torrential rain. Showstopper technology offers greater wet braking power than any other carbon wheel.