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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 review

We want to ensure that whether you’re spending £10K on a new lightweight race bike, £2 on a cycling water bottle or £975.99 on Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019, that you’re getting the very best you can get for your money. In today’s Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 review we’re going to look at why it scores 9.1/10 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 reviews

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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 Specification

Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 specs

Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019
Feature 1

Hub Model: Cognition

Other Wheels found with this feature: 11

Feature 2

Rim: Clincher (Tubeless Ready)

Other Wheels found with this feature: 2

Feature 3

Rim Width: 26.5mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 1

Feature 4

Rim Depth: 45mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 23

Feature 5

Brake Track Width (center): 26.40mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 1

Feature 6

Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray

Other Wheels found with this feature: 28

Feature 7

Spoke  Count: 24

Other Wheels found with this feature: 1

Feature 8

Spoke Pattern: 2-cross

Other Wheels found with this feature: 18

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: 825g

Other Wheels found with this feature: 3

Spec 1

Colour: Black, White

Other Wheels found with this spec: 11

Spec 2

Wheel Size: 650b

Other Wheels found with this spec: 2



Number of Reviews
Review Score

/ 5

Average score in category: 4.3


  • Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel. Four years of developmental refinements and innovations reflect the drive behind the all-new 303 Firecrest road wheel. Embracing the tubeless-ready change of the industry, Zipp have zeroed in on a wheel that maximises aerodynamic optimisation by moving to an all-carbon fibre rim to utilise air pressure more effectively while keeping the weight of the wheel down. Meanwhile, the increase to the rim width combats rolling resistance and allows for better power transfer and an increase in traction. Hand-built and with repeated wind tunnel testing, you have a front wheel that is prepared for whatever the road can throw at it After four years focussed on incrementally refining the Firecrest rim profile, Zipp bring you a standard-setting breakthrough design. With its tubeless-ready carbon fibre rim, this 303 Firecrest is the perfect gateway for any serious competitor looking to take their ride to the next level. Lightweight and aerodynamic thanks to the refined shape and design of the rim, it includes an increased width for an impressive reduction in rolling resistance and increased stability to complement the additional speed. With frequent wind tunnel testing, this wheel is the perfect solution for any rider who wants the key advantage on race day Breakthrough Cornering. With its innovative Axial Clutch technology, the included Cognition hubset utilises a magnetic mechanism rather than the traditional steel spring to free your bike from automatically braking when coasting. Free of all constraints, this gives your bike an edge with speed even when turning tough corners, allowing you to soar ahead of the competition Zipp ShowStopper Brake Track. Featuring Zipp’s ShowStopper brake track technology, your rim brake will always perform even in the wet or dry. And with ABLC Sawtooth technology, blast through crosswinds without hesitation as your wheel’s layer control manages all incoming forces with ease Features: ¬† ¬†Hub Model: Cognition ¬† ¬†Rim:¬†Clincher (Tubeless Ready) ¬†Rim Width:¬†26 5mm ¬†Rim Depth:¬†45mm ¬†Brake Track Width (center): 26 40mm ¬† ¬†Spokes:¬†Sapim CX-Ray ¬† ¬†Spoke ¬†Count:¬†24 ¬† ¬†Spoke Pattern:¬†2-cross ¬† ¬†Max Tyre Pressure:¬†125psi / 8.62bars ¬† ¬†Dimpled Surface:¬†ABLC SawTooth ¬† ¬†Nipples:¬†Sapim Secure-Lock ¬† ¬†Weight:¬†825gTechnology: Firecrest: With the new proprietary Firecrest rim shape in their 202, 303, 404 and 808 Firecrest wheels, Zipp wheels make a bigger difference in more ways than ever. Not only is Firecrest more aerodynamic than any other rim design, but it also improves handling in crosswinds and overall ride quality 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. ¬†SawTooth:¬†The name given to the Zipp NSW variable depth 53/58mm rim profile. This design is the result of rigorous wind tunnel and real-world testing. The rim shape takes natures elegant design solutions and combines their precise engineering finesse to deliver a wheel that performs like nothing else before. ¬†ImPress: While some brands will sacrifice a little function for form, this technology from Zipp ensures you get a wheel that works as good as it looks. Graphics are printed directly onto the wheel, freeing the dimples to control vortex shredding and maintain your stability to the optimal level 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 at £975.99 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 during our price scan of several cycle retailers, for the amazing price of £975.99 which represents a £209.01 or 18% saving against RRP. If you think Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 such a high overall score of 9.1 / 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 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 Firecrest Carbon Road Rear Wheel 2019 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.