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Zipp Launches 202 & 303 Firecrest Disc-brake Wheelsets

Zipp 202 and 303 Firecrest Disc-brake Feature Versatile New Hubset

After much anticipation, Zipp announced today, the launch of its new 202 and 303 disc-brake dedicated wheelsets.

Overview

Zipp’s category-defining lineup of Firecrest® Disc-brake wheelsets is now even better thanks to improvements at the center of the wheel. All Zipp® 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake and 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher and 303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake wheelsets utilize the new Zipp 77/177D hubset. The result is improved stiffness, durability, simplicity and versatility:

About the 77/177D hubset:

• Bearing preload precision set – that means no pre-load adjustment is needed.


• Improved bearing protection and sealant.
• Includes newly designed quick-release skewers with a wider more ergonomic handle to provide more leverage for opening and closing. When closed,
lever contours neatly with the frame.
• Thru-axle compatible. Comes with thru-axle end caps that can be swapped by hand:
- Front: 12x100mm & 15x100mm
- Rear: 12x135mm & 12x142mm


• Proprietary flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim® CX-Ray® spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness
without sacrificing weight or robustness.


• New distinctive hub graphics.


• 17mm axle


• SRAM XD driver body for 177D available separately

About the 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake

The 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake is a light but strong Speed Weapon perfect for the dawning era of disc-road bikes. Its 32mm deep rim has a max width of 25.4mm make this wheelset with serious aero performance and crosswind stability, all with the performance of disc braking and the benefits of the new 77/177D hubset. To exceed the demands of gravel and adventure road riding, the wheelset is laced using Sapim® brass nipples for increased stiffness and durability in all conditions.

About the 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake
and 303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake

The 303 Firecrest Disc-brake – with a rim depth of 45mm and max-width of 28.5 – provides unmatched speed, stability and durability with the confidence-inspiring performance of disc-braking. Available in Carbon Clincher or Tubular, each wheelset is 35 grams lighter than before. Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) and the Giant Factory Off-Road Team raced Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake wheels with new 77/177D hubset to great success this season, including Power’s 2015 U.S. national championship victory.

Zipp looks at wheel production as a unified process of design, manufacturing and testing, all under one roof in Indianapolis. Process improvements and efficiencies allow us to offer the 202 and 303 Firecrest Disc-brake wheelsets at new suggested prices.

Available in March

303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake
Front wheel $1,050, €935, £800
Rear wheel $1,250, €1,110, £950

303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake
Front wheel $1,100, €980, £835
Rear wheel $1,300, €1,155, £990

202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake
Front wheel $1,100, €980, £835
Rear wheel $1,300, €1,155, £990

 

http://www.zipp.com

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