Zipp announced the launch of their new 30 Course disc wheelset today, marking the brand’s first foray into the tubeless wheel segment.
The new wheelset borrows heavily from Zipp’s 202 Firecrest carbon clincher design, albeit at a much more affordable price.
The 30 Course features a 26mm deep aluminum rim that has an internal width of 21mm, which Zipp considers to be ideal for all types of riding conditions.
Zipp’s Product Manager, Jason Fowler, says, “We wanted a super wide rim, so that’s where we started”, he says. “We were also looking at the aerodynamic side, and stability in crosswinds. We had several different depths, and really what it came down to was the 26mm, which hit it from a weight and stiffness perspective”.
In addition to tubeless technology, “gravel grinders” will rejoice over the fact that they’re disc brake compatible as well.
Also, the 30 Course makes use of Zipp’s 77/177D hubs, which are found on the upper-end 202 and 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake wheelsets.
New Course of Action – 30 Course Disc-brake wheelsets
Tubeless-ready. Wide rim width. Zipp’s 30 Course Disc-brake wheelset is ready for everything.
Zipp’s 30 Course Disc-brake wheelset is a category-creating kind of aluminum wheelset. Available in tubular, clincher and tubeless-ready, the 30 Course Disc-brake is a multi-use Speed Weapon engineered for road, cyclocross, gravel and adventure riding and racing. Zipp – with more than a quarter century of technical breakthroughs including developing the first carbon wheel to win at Flanders and Roubaix – is proud to unveil the new benchmark for a durable, high-performance aluminum disc-brake wheelset.
New Aluminum-Rim Technology
Zipp’s first wheelset to be tubeless-ready providing the ability to run lower tire pressures without risk of “pinch flats.”
The 30 Course Disc-brake wheelset, with its external 25mm and internal 21mm rim widths, incorporates design innovations from the Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher profile for low aerodynamic drag, greater stability and predictability in crosswinds. That wider rim platform allows for increased air volume, which spreads the tire casing. That helps increase the contact patch with the ground. The result is improved cornering grip and increased comfort on the road, mud and everything in between.
Sharp new graphics.
New Hub Technology With the 77/177D
Engineered for versatility, durability and simplicity. Same 77/177D hubset used in Zipp 202 and 303 Firecrest Disc-brake wheelsets.
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.
-SRAM XD driver body for 177D available separately.
-All this means the 30 Course Disc-brake provides the versatility demanded by the emerging new era of road (and beyond) riding. This is a race–performance designed wheelset that delivers speed, stability, comfort and the superior power and modulation of disc braking over any terrain.
-Each wheel includes Zipp thru-axle end caps; 1 Zipp skewer; 1 Zipp rim tape 700c X 20mm, and 1 Zipp tubeless valve (clincher). Rear wheel includes 1.85mm cassette spacer 10-speed compatibility. The 30 Course Disc-brake Clincher rear wheel is available with a standard 10/11 speed -driver body for SRAM®/Shimano® or for Campagnolo®.
June 2015 for Clincher
July 2015 for Tubular
Zipp 30 Course Disc-brake Clincher
Front wheel: $445 €465 £355
Rear wheel: $555 €580 £445
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