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Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel review

We want to ensure that whether you’re spending £10K on a new lightweight race bike, £2 on a cycling water bottle or £802.99 on Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel, that you’re getting the very best you can get for your money. In today’s Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel review we’re going to look at why it scores 8.5/10 in our review and why we recommend it over many of the other 737 products in the Wheels category. We’ve started by giving you a top level score for each of the key areas when it comes to reviewing these products, these scores include a quality score, price score, review score and an overall score.










Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel reviews

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Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel Specification

Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel specs

Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel
Feature 1

Hub Model: 177

Other Wheels found with this feature: 9

Feature 2

Rim: Clincher

Other Wheels found with this feature: 8

Feature 3

Rim Width: 26.4mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 2

Feature 4

Rim Depth: 45mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 23

Feature 5

Brake Track Width: 26.4mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 4

Feature 6

Spokes: Sapim CX-Sprint

Other Wheels found with this feature: 14

Feature 7

Spoke Hole Count: 24 Hole

Other Wheels found with this feature: 29

Feature 8

Spoke Pattern: Radial

Other Wheels found with this feature: 20

Feature 9

Max Tyre Pressure: 125psi / 8.62bars

Other Wheels found with this feature: 24

Feature 10

Dimpled Surface: ABLC SawTooth

Other Wheels found with this feature: 11

Feature 11

Nipples: Sapim Secure-Lock

Other Wheels found with this feature: 29

Feature 12

Weight: 835g

Other Wheels found with this feature: 4

Spec 1

Colour: White

Other Wheels found with this spec: 9

Spec 2

Wheel Size: 700c

Other Wheels found with this spec: 8

Spec 3

Option: Shimano/SRAM, SRAM XDR

Other Wheels found with this spec: 2

Spec 4

Speed: 9/10/11 Speed, 12 Speed

Other Wheels found with this spec: 23



Number of Reviews
Review Score

/ 5

Average score in category: 4.3


  • . Packed to the brim with Zipp’s innovative technologies, the 303 is an all-carbon rear wheel clincher that’s lightweight and responsive enough to suit riders of any skill level. A deep 45mm rim offers excellent aerodynamics while also being stiff enough to make for a smooth riding experience. Additionally, a wide rim of 26 4mm means better traction and power over rolling resistance, making this wheel more durable even on rough surfaces Fully Optimised Hubset. This wheel comes with Zipp’s 177 hubset, a favourite of professionals for its ability to pair to with Sapim CX Sprint spokes to offer remarkable torsional stiffness, making for a stable performance that maintains speed for longer Easy to Install. This rear wheel also features an ergonomic quick-release skewer, designed to fit neatly in the frame to aide with aerodynamics while also allowing for easy installation for your bike Features: Hub Model:¬†177 Rim:¬†Clincher Rim Width:¬†26 4mm Rim Depth:¬†45mm Brake Track Width: 26 4mm Spokes:¬†Sapim CX-Sprint Spoke Hole Count:¬†24 Hole Spoke Pattern:¬†Radial Max Tyre Pressure:¬†125psi / 8.62bars Dimpled Surface:¬†ABLC SawTooth Nipples:¬†Sapim Secure-Lock Weight:¬†835gFeatures: Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control (ABLC):¬†The Sawtooth dimple design consists of 12 nodes that are specifically clocked to start aerodynamic shearing at a rate of 50hz at a rider speed of 20mph. Sawtooth accomplishes this by inducing small sheet vortices that shed at a low magnitude, but at a higher natural frequency, thus decreasing the laminar bubble effect on the aerodynamically shielded side of the rim‚Äôs profile to further reduce high yaw drag and improve crosswind stability. Showstopper:¬†Showstopper is a complimenting pairing of a directional, moulded-in, texture with silicon carbide particles suspended in the surface resin. The current media blast process applied to all Zipp rims increases the surface roughness of the brake track providing the rider with consistent and responsive braking. In order to improve this for the wettest of rides, Zipp have introduced a moulded-in groove specifically tuned for the Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro EVO Brake Pad. The grooves have been optimized to interact with the leading edge (relative to the rotation of the wheel) of the brake pad and the four cooling channels. The leading edge of the pad and first two channels efficiently wipe water and debris outward, cleaning and drying the braking surface, while the second two cooling channels have maximum interference with the grooves allowing greater braking force than a smooth rim. The cleaning effects of the groove and pad interaction improve brake feel and consistency even in dry conditions. Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control (VCLC):¬†Using a vibration absorbing material that is compressed between layers of solid carbon laminate on the rim surface. This technology means that when the rim receives an impact from the road, a lot of the shock is absorbed by the VCLC system, resulting in a 10% reduction in road vibration Buy¬†Zipp Wheels & Tyres¬†from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World‚Äôs Largest Online Bike Store.
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No matter what type of bike product your buying, from the simple accessories through to the full setup of your custom built road bike, there are lots of important considerations that you should take into account, especially when you’re shopping online and unable to test the product first. This is especially true when you’re buying products like Wheels.

Our aim is simple, help you get the very best products for your budget. Whether that’s Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel or an alternative, we’ll do our best to find you unbiased, genuine customer reviews to help you make your decision. We’ve found 737 different products in the Wheels category at Chain Reaction Cycles and we’ve also managed to find 135 products from Zipp (although only 101 of the 135 are in the Wheels category).

Our first piece of advice is for you to spend some time really getting to know what it is you’re looking for. An important feature for one person might be totally pointless and irrelevant to you, so get a good idea of what you want and need from your Wheels. Note down this list of key features that your product must have, that way when you’re comparing alternatives you have a starting point to decide whether one product meets your needs or not.

Price is the next and probably one of the most important factors of a purchase, so it’s really worthwhile spending a bit of time analysing the price of Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel and seeing how it stacks up against those offered by different brands or even other alternatives from Zipp. Below we’re going to get into the detail of Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel to help you see how the prices stack up.

We start this price analysis by looking at the price you can expect to pay for Wheels. There are 737 different products available at Chain Reaction Cycles, and of those 737, the average price is £558.70. There’s quite a variance in price in this category too with the lowest priced product we found at £0.01 and most expensive was £3149.99.

The next stage we went on to, was to look at the price of products from the brand: Zipp. The average price was £865.06 and we found that the price varies right from as little as £5 up to £3149.99 with Zipp products.

And finally we thought it would be good to give you an idea of Zipp products that appear specifically in the Wheels category. So you can see that the price of Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel at £802.99 is great value considering the average price of Zipp Wheels is £1121.40 and the price varies from £289.99.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that we managed to find Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel during our price scan of several cycle retailers, for the amazing price of £802.99 which represents a £276.01 or 26% saving against RRP. If you think Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel ticks all of your boxes in terms of quality and features then it’s more than likely going to be a winner bearing in mind the price.

Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel Reviews

Reviews are obviously a key part of the buying process when buying any cycle gear, and that goes for Wheels too. Reading reviews if going to be the closest insight you get into how good Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel is, without actually trying or buying it. Over at Chain Reaction Cycles we managed to find reviews scoring it out of 5. That’s a great result considering the price and quality and the fact that it’s a product made by Zipp. In fact when you consider those points and combine it with the fact that the average review score in the Wheels category is 4.3 and the average score of products from Zipp is 4.4 it’s a steal. And actually, if you look specifically at products from Zipp in the Wheels category the average review score is 4.3.

That’s why you can see it was easy for us to give Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel such a high overall score of 8.5 / 10. It seems to have the perfect combination of features, quality and price making it a great all-rounder.

So our last piece of advice that we can offer is to take your time reading plenty of reviews now, you can see that there are reviews for Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel which score it , so it’s really worth spending a few minutes reading through lots of these to see what the key advantages or dislikes are. It will really reassure you when you come to buying online.

If you do go on to buy Zipp 303 Carbon Clincher QR Rear Wheel or in fact any of the other Wheels, we would love to hear from you. Sharing your views will really help us to write more comprehensive reviews and we will share these thoughts with customers just like you that are looking to read reviews before they commit to buying.