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Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubeless Rim Brake Wheelset
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Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubeless Rim Brake Wheelset

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Versatile Endurance Wheelset for the Modern Road Cyclist — 303 Firecrest

Zipp's 303 Firecrest Tubeless Rim Brake wheelset is an all-around wheelset for a new era of road riding. It's rich in heritage yet loaded with innovations. It's as adept in the mountains as it is on rolling hills, windswept farm lanes, or ferocious field sprints.

This wheelset features a 19mm internal width and is tubeless ready. That means you can run lower tire pressure for greater cornering grip and compliance with reduced rolling resistance without the risk the pinch flats. When it comes to pure speed, the 303 Firecrest Tubeless 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 Tubeless rim-brake is a new versatile and durable hubset, the German-engineered ZR1.


  • New Zipp graphics and cosmetic identity that scream speed
  • New ZR1 hub is engineered in Germany with better seal design for improved durability and quicker response with 66 points of engagement
  • Built with Sapim CX Sprint J-bend spokes
  • Tubeless ensuring secure performance even when ridden at lower tire pressures
  • Versatile 45mm rim profile that's fast, stable and versatile
  • ABLC Sawtooth™ dimple design helps manage air flow around the rim, and contributes to create a faster, more stable wheel
  • Showstopper™ textured brake track delivers superior modulation and shortest stopping distances in wet and dry conditions
  • XDR™ or SRAM/Shimano driver bodies
  • Ships with QR end caps, quick release skewers
  • Campagnolo driver body sold separately
  • Hook bead, allowing you to run a tube-type tire or a tubeless specific tire.

  • FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you.

    Open Box - This product has one or more Open-Box units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). Open-Box units are brand-new and contain all standard parts and accessories. The full manufacturer warranty applies.

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    Wheel Size: 700C/29 (ISO 622) 

    Rim Material: Carbon w/ Hooks 

    Tire Type: Tube-type or Tubeless Tires 

    Rim Depth: 45 mm

    Rim Width: 19 mm

    Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake 

    Hubs: ZR1 DB hub 

    Axles: QR 

    Claimed Weight: 1530 g

    Rim Profile: Symmetrical 

    Rim Finish: UD fiber, adhesive decals 

    Rim Diameter: 622 mm

    Shimano/Sram 10/11sp

    Wheel Features: Tubeless Ready 

    Mfg PartNum: 00.1918.531.000/00.1918.532.000 


    Mfg PartNum: 00.1918.531.000/00.1918.532.001 

    Wheel Features: Tubeless Ready 

    Mfg Warranty: 72 Mo. Parts & Labor

    Warranty URL: https://www.sram.com/en/zipp/campaigns/warranty

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    Reviewed 12/12/2022
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Albuquerque, NM
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    2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Good but not great on the road

    SO...long-time customer of BikeTiresDirect. I did not buy these wheels from them, but from my LBS at the start of COVID. I have to say they are a let down. That is on Zipp, not BikeTiresDirect. The best feature is they are tubeless and the second best feature is they support reasonably wide rubber. Other than those two features...they are lacking for any real performance. My point of comparison: cheap, clincher carbon wheels of similar depth from a no-name Chinese brand (possibly Taiwan), from 2014-2015! Those 50mm rims handle better than the Zipp's in the wind (I live in a very windy, mountainous area of the US). Those cheap Chinese wheels accelerate better, and hold their speed better. I have raced the Zipps, and feel faster on the cheap Chinese wheels. The Zipps have been back to the factory twice due to broken spokes with the nipples deposited in the internal realm of the rims. The cheap 2014-2015 Chinese wheels have never needed a repair. They have never been serviced. They just keep turning and burning. I think the Zipp 303 rim brake wheels make nothing more good training wheels. And hey, they are tubeless, so more comfort and fewer flats. But they cost me 2.5 times the $ than the cheap Chinese wheels. One can do way better than these Firecrest 303s. Sorry to have offered you a downer of a review, but it is honest.

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    Reviewed 1/30/2022
    by Duckberry
    Cycling Enthusiast
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    5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

    Have these on my gravel bike with Rene Herse Snoqualmie Pass (44mm) tires set up tubeless. My first ride with them I nabbed a bunch of PRs. They are light, responsive, I guess a little aero, and just pretty much awesome. The hubs engage instantaneously, the sound is nice (not too loud, not too soft), and did I say they are light? My bike flies up hills with these wheels. Can't comment on durability as I've only got 500 miles on them, but so far so good.

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    Reviewed 10/12/2020
    by Gabriel
    Los angeles
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    0 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

    Nice look and perfect for every ride..

    Fast delivery and handled with care.

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    Reviewed 9/21/2020
    by Gabriel C
    los angeles
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    0 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Great upgrade

    i love the new design 303.. very responsive

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    Reviewed 9/14/2020
    by gabriel
    los angeles
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    0 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Excellent wheelset

    I'm using zipp 202 for a while n switch to 303 and it felt great and responsiveness is excellent

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    Reviewed 10/18/2022
    by Jeff S
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Rhode Island
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Easy Setup On A Fast Wheel

    Bought these as a wider gravel wheel and an aero road wheel for 28mm plus tires. Have carbon wheel experience with several versions of Reynolds Assault and Attacks. I liked them... but the Zipps are SOOOO easy to set up, the hookless rim with Panaracer gravel or Pirelli road tubeless tires. After struggling so much with the Reynolds over the years, these are pure pleasure. Hookless has changed my mind about the hassel of tubeless. Now I have no problem going back and forth from gravel tires to road. The 303 Firecrests are light and climb well, responsive, and comfortable. In hilly New England gravel rides they are an asset. 500 + miles so far, no issues and trust it will stay that way. Make sure you check your front thruaxle size to insure the hub inserts shipped with wheels (15mm?) are the right size for your bike. I needed 12mm and had to order them after the wheels arrived. Cheers!

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