This wheelset is tubeless for disc-brake bikes, allowing the ability to run wide tires at lower pressures for race-ready speed on or off the pavement. The 303 S is among our lightest wheelsets, optimized for top aero performance with a 28mm tire but capable of handling gravel tires up to 50mm wide. The 303 S Series borrows design concepts from the higher-level 303 Firecrest Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset to gain speed through increased efficiency. That is achieved by creating a wheel with reduced: Wind resistance, rolling resistance, rider fatigue, and weight.
The key innovation is in the 303 S Series’ rim design. Its 45mm rim depth is the same as its predecessor, the 302 Disc brake. But its rim width is 2mm wider, at 27mm, and its tire bed is a full 7mm wider, at 23mm. That rim platform is designed to be the fastest with a 28mm tire. The wide rim optimizes tire profile to allow lower tire pressure. That helps to reduce rolling resistance and provides a more compliant ride.
The result of all this is a 10 percent watt savings vs. a top peer wheel in total power required to ride 40kph on a smooth flat road with a 28mm tire, according to internal Zipp testing. This groundbreaking wheelset also features all-new cosmetics, setting the rider apart from the pack, and comes at an attractive price.
|RIM CONSTRUCTION||Carbon – Hookless|
|TIRE COMPATIBILITY||Tubeless tires only|
|BRAKE COMPATIBILITY||Disc (Center Lock)|
|DRIVER BODY TYPE||Shimano Road|
|RIM – INSIDE WIDTH||23mm|
|RIM FINISH||UD fiber / Bake-On labels / Matte clear coat|
|SPOKE LENGTH DS||264mm, 266mm|
|SPOKE LENGTH NDS||266mm, 268mm|