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Zipp has released new versions of their 303, 404 and 808 range which they claim brings more speed, better braking, greater stability and also reduced weight. See their press release below.

THE NEW LEGACY

Innovation permeates all we do. To that end, Zipp Firecrest Carbon Clincher rim-brake wheels now offer best-in-category aero efficiency and stability – a speed-inducing combination we call AeroBalance – along with greater stopping power at our most popular rim depths:
303 Firecrest (45mm rim depth) – An all-around performer as adept in the mountains as it is on rolling hills, or a field sprint.
404 Firecrest (58mm rim depth) – Our all-time best seller because it’s all about aero, while also being nimble on climbs and corners.
808 Firecrest  (82mm rim depth) – An all-out aero weapon preferred by  triathletes, time trial specialists or any cyclists with the need for speed.
 
These wheelsets feature technologies previously only available in Zipp’s halo-level NSW lineup. This migration of technology allows NSW wheels to be the repository for Zipp’s most cutting-edge designs, which then eventually are shared across the wheel lineup as new NSW wheels are refreshed with new features.
 
NEW FIRECREST TECHNOLOGY
More Speed: Revised rim profile for reduced aerodynamic drag developed by our advanced development team in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Greater AeroBalance: ABLC  Sawtooth Technology, a complex dimpling pattern that helps reduce high yaw drag while improving crosswind stability.
Better braking: Zipp’s ShowStopper textured braking surface delivers unrivalled rim braking performance in wet or dry conditions.
Lighter Weight: At each rim depth, the new Firecrest rim brake wheelset is lighter than its predecessor.
 
Every Firecrest rim is designed and made by hand in Indianapolis. At the center of these wheels is the pro-proven 77/177 hubset. The 177 rear hub is also XDR driver body compatible for use with SRAM 10-42 cassettes 
Firecrest Carbon Clinchers, first introduced in 2010, offer durability for everyday riding and race-ready performance with the ease of use of clinchers:
 
KEY POINTS
• AeroBalance  (low drag/high stability)
• Best in class performance
• Carbon Clincher Technology
• Rim depth options from all around to all-out aero
• Revised ABLC Sawtooth  dimples
• Showstopper Brake Technology
• Race day or everyday training
• 77/177 hubset
• 10 or 11-speed compatible
• Matte Black or White Decals
• Handcrafted in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
 
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• Key technologies adopted from Zipp’s premium level NSW lineup.
• Best in category design for rim-brake road racing and everyday riding with 25mm tires.
• Showstopper brake track includes 317 groves on each side of the wheel that are directional to wheel rotation to increase stopping power and help clear away water from the braking surface.
• ABLC Sawtooth dimples help reduce high yaw drag and improve crosswind stability.
• Built on pro-proven 77/177 hubs with optimized hub flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim CX-Sprint spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness while improving durability
 
303 FIRECREST
Carbon Clincher Rim Brake
• 1,480g wheelset total weight 645g front weight 835g rear weight
• 45mm rim depth
• 18 front spoke count
• 24 rear spoke count
• Sapim CX-Ray spokes
• Sapim Secure-Lock nipples
• 77/177 hubset
• RRP: $3299
 
404 FIRECREST
Carbon Clincher Rim Brake
• 1,615g wheelset total weight 710g front weight 905g rear weight
• 58mm rim depth 
• 18 front spoke count
• 24 rear spoke count
• Sapim CX-Sprint spokes
• Sapim secure lock nipples
• 77/177 hubset 
• RRP: $3299
 
808 FIRECREST
Carbon Clincher Rim Brake
• 1,830g wheelset total weight 830g front weight 1,000g rear weight
• 82mm rim depth
• 18 front spoke count
• 24 rear spoke count
• Sapim CX-Sprint spokes
• Sapim secure lock nipples
• 77/177 hubset
• RRP: $3699
 
 
Contact Echelon Sports P: 07 3457 9900