While not (yet) disc brake versions like the last Zipp wheel introduction today, these premium wheels are sure to keep you rolling quickly. For those that are looking for some aero gains, but need something more crosswind stable and lightweight, Zipp has added their 303 wheelset to their Nest Speed Weaponry range. The 303 NSW, like the 404 NSW & 808 NSW, is the best of tech that Zipp has to offer in this mid-depth 45mm profile. If it is the ultimate in speed against the clock that you are aiming for, Zipp has something else up their sleeve with a limited edition version of their Super-9 Disc rear wheel, sure to make you look good while going fast. Check out the full details of both after the break…
The new 303 NSW shares tech and a similar build from the rest of the Nest wheels. It uses Zipp’s Showstopper brake track which promises excellent brake power and modulation even in wet and dirty conditions and improved aero benefits with the newest ABLC Sawtooth dimple patterning.
Certainly a premium at $3100 for the 142g wheelset, the 303 NSW uses an updated Firecrest shape of the full-carbon clincher-only rim to build a wheelset light enough for climbing but tough enough for riding the cobbles of the northern Sprig Classics. It uses the same straight-pull Cognition hubs that make up the other NSW wheels, with their low-friction Swiss stainless steel bearings and low-resistance, magnet-driven Axial Clutch freehub.
As for the Canyon//SRAM wheels, for a limited time Zipp will offer their fastest Super-9 Disc wheel in a custom finish in the Women’s WorldTour team livery. The carbon time trialing wheel is made in their Indianapolis factory and uses their ImPress printing tech that prints the graphics directly on the wheel for a light and durable finish that doesn’t affect the wheels’ aerodynamics.
The wide and lightweight carbon clincher is typically paired with a 404 or 808 clincher front wheel for a premium time trial or triathlon setup. And now you can either support the Canyon//SRAM team, fly those distinct Rapha designed colors.
The limited edition Canyon//SRAM Super-9 Disc rear wheel will only be available in a Shimano/SRAM 11-speed version (if you need Campagnolo you’ll have to stick with the plain black version. Or you can always pair a Shimano or SRAM cassette with an otherwise Campy drivetrain now that everyone plays nicely with 11-speed spacing.) The colorful 1155g wheel will be available to buy in May 2016 for $2500/2200€/£1625 throuh regular Zipp distribution channels.