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Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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 £1692 on Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019, that you’re getting the very best you can get for your money. In today’s Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019 review we’re going to look at why it scores 9.0/10 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019 reviews

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Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019 Specification

Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019 specs

Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019
Feature 1

Material: Rim: Carbon; Hub: Alloy

Other Wheels found with this feature: 5

Feature 2

Rim Model: X454NSW

Other Wheels found with this feature: 1

Feature 3

Rim Depth: 53/58mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 4

Feature 4

Rim Inner Width: 17mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 1

Feature 5

Rim External Width: 26.4mm

Other Wheels found with this feature: 1

Feature 6

Rim Surface: ABLC HexFin Technology

Other Wheels found with this feature: 1

Feature 7

Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray

Other Wheels found with this feature: 28

Feature 8

Spoke Count: 24

Other Wheels found with this feature: 41

Feature 9

Spoke Lacing: 2-cross

Other Wheels found with this feature: 2

Feature 10

Max Tyre Pressure: 125 psi

Other Wheels found with this feature: 33

Feature 11

Hub: Cognition

Other Wheels found with this feature: 2

Feature 12

Speed: 11-Speed

Other Wheels found with this feature: 21

Feature 13

Weight: 835g

Other Wheels found with this feature: 4

Spec 1

Colour: Black

Other Wheels found with this spec: 5

Spec 2

Wheel Size: 700c

Other Wheels found with this spec: 1

Spec 3

Option: Shimano / SRAM

Other Wheels found with this spec: 4

Spec 4

Speed: 10/11 Speed

Other Wheels found with this spec: 1



Number of Reviews
Review Score

/ 5

Average score in category: 4.3


  • Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel. The Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher is an evolution in the world of ¬†competitive road wheels. Zipp took inspiration from creatures in nature who ¬†have evolved to the highest levels of speed, control and efficiency. The humpback ¬†whales fast and graceful movement through the water thanks to the edges of its ¬†pectoral fins, combined with the unique texture of shark‚Äôs skin to help it ¬†glide through the water were design features that attributed Zipp’s creation of ¬†the 454 NSW wheel standard Optimised Aerodynamic Drag Reduction. Featuring a wind-tunnel proven, performance enhancing biometric 53/58mm ¬†Sawtooth rim profile, the 454 NSW design provides aerodynamic drag and side ¬†force reduction to levels that other wheels cannot achieve. The AeroBalance and ¬†Hyperfoil fins help slice through the air for optimised efficiency and the ¬†inner diameter of the rim features HexFin ABLC dimples to keep stability and ¬†airflow at its maximum. These technologies work together seamlessly thanks to ¬†their ability to shed air away from the rim surface; it is so successful that ¬†these technologies will feature on all future Zipp wheels Aerodynamic Finesse, Efficiency and Stability. All this added aerodynamic finesse and drag reduction leads to exceptional rider stability and more efficient power transfer to the road. The unique rim profile combats the air vortex, which slows other riders down; the Zipp NSW design saves energy, provides confidence inspiring stability in gusty, strong crosswinds and transfers more power output from the rider to the road than any other wheel on the market Exceptional Ratchet Efficiency. At the heart of this 454 NSW wheel is the Zipp Cognition hub, which is ¬†the ultimate in hub technology. A conventional hub effectively functions like a ¬†drum brake once the rider stops pedalling and begins to coast, the drag caused ¬†by the freehub ratchet and the hub shell is a considerable efficiency loss. The ¬†Cognition hub engages as normal when you‚Äôre putting the power down. However, ¬†when you stop pedalling the ratchets are pulled away from the driver via powerful ¬†internal magnets; it effectively it puts the bike in neutral gear. The moment ¬†you rotate the pedals forward, the ratchet will engage once-more and apply the ¬†power instantly Features: ¬†Material: Rim: Carbon; Hub: Alloy ¬†Rim Model: X454NSW ¬†Rim Depth: 53/58mm ¬†Rim Inner Width: 17mm ¬†Rim External Width: 26 4mm ¬†Rim Surface: ABLC HexFin Technology ¬†Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray ¬†Spoke Count: 24 ¬†Spoke Lacing: 2-cross ¬†Max Tyre Pressure: 125 psi ¬†Hub: Cognition ¬†Speed: 11-Speed ¬†Weight: 835gTechnologies: Cognition: The ultimate in Zipp hub technology. Every time a conventional hub set starts to coast, friction within the freehub ratchet mechanism works like a drum brake to slow the rider down. The drag between hub shell and driver body during coasting is considered as efficiency loss, especially for road wheels. High drag also can significantly contribute to chain-dropping issues. The drag torque drives the cassette clockwise so the chain gets loose on the load side. The solution? The rear Cognition hub with AxialClutch technology reduces drag by disengaging the ratchet mechanism when coasting. It then uses magnets to re-engage once the rider starts pedalling 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 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 ImPress: Zipp‚Äôs ImPress graphics technology prints graphics directly on the wheel, which allows the dimples to do what they were designed to achieve, to control vortex shedding and the rate at which air sheds off the wheel. Managing this is crucial to stability. ImPress graphics also give NSW a distinctive stealthy look. Hexfin 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 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019 at £1692 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019 during our price scan of several cycle retailers, for the amazing price of £1692 which represents a £258.00 or 13% saving against RRP. If you think Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 2019 such a high overall score of 9.0 / 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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.