Zipp Reviews and News


Zipp 302 wheels surprisingly affordable


Dream of owning a Zipp wheelset but don’t think you can afford one? Think again.

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2017 Zipp NSW Carbon Clincher Wheels Explained


Offer to buy a roadie any wheelset they want, and many, if not most will ask for Zipp. The Indiana-based company that’s owned by SRAM has been redefining what constitutes a high-end wheel for as long as they’ve been in business, and they show no signs of letting up this year.

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Zipp launches ‘game changing’ 454 NSW carbon clincher


Zipp is trying to reinvent the wheel — literally. This week the Indianapolis-based wheel maker that’s owned by SRAM launched its new NSW 454 carbon clincher wheels that are a radical departure from traditional wheel shapes.

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Zipp Service Course SL70 bars and SL Speed stem review


Check out our take on this great bar for riders who like a hybrid anatomic-compact bend and have medium to large hands, and a lightweight, stiff stem that’s perfect for your carbon race bike.

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SRAM recalls Zipp 88 Hubs, some Zipp QRs


Component maker SRAM has issued recalls for wheels featuring the Zipp 88v6, 88v7, or 88v8 aluminum front hub, and some Zipp quick releases.

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Round up: Hot wheels and traction-enhancing tires for 2016


No. 1 upgrade for your road bike? Hard to argue with benefits of a new set of high-zoot wheels. Lower rotational weight means a faster you going down the road. Most cost effective upgrade? Hard to argue with new tires.

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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016


What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our RoadBikeReview crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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Zipp unveils 30 Course tubeless-ready alloy wheelset


New disc-only, aluminum hoops from well-regarded wheel maker aimed at gravel, adventure and cyclocross riders. Come in clincher and tubular models.

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Zipp unveils thru-axle compatible 202 and 303 wheels


New wheels retain same rim shape as in the past, but now utilize new Zipp 77/177D hubset, which is claimed to improve stiffness, durability, simplicity and versatility.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist


Our favorite wheels for road, gravel, cyclcocross, cross country, enduro and just about everything in between.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin


This week’s sneak peek at the RoadBikeReview test queue centers on the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, the final entrant in our ongoing Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series. We’ll also preview its top shelf build kit from SRAM, Zipp, Challenge and fi’zi:k.

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Hot Wheels: 6 new road wheels that reveal top trends


Three words sum up the current direction of road bike wheel technology: wide, tubeless, disc. Nearly every wheel maker is showing off new wares that piggyback the growing trend toward disc-equipped go-anywhere road bikes.

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First Look: New Zipp 404 Firestrike and Zipp 202 Disc wheels


The high-end wheel maker lifts the lid on two new hoops that are claimed to be faster, more aero and more stable.

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Hot new road products from the Sea Otter Classic


New bars and ‘cross gearing from SRAM, new saddles from Velo and Ergon, and some styling new shades from POC are just some of the new and cool gear spotted at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Review


MSRP: Front wheel-$1,215. Rear wheel-$1,485. $2,700 for the set. Weight Claimed weight, wheelset without quick releases: 1498 grams. Actual weight: 1535 grams; this included rim strips which likely makes up the 37 gram difference. Front wheel: 680 grams (claimed). 690 grams actual with rim strip. Rear wheel: 818 grams (claimed). 845 grams actual with rim […]

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Women’s Reve Tour Take SRAM RED-2012 through Tour de France


SRAM has joined the Rêve tour; the all women’s amateur adventure that will trace the 21 stages and 3479 kilometers of the 2012 Tour de France route one day ahead of the men’s race. SRAM has supplied each of the six Rêve riders with SRAM Red-2012 componentry, including WiFLi specific drivetrain, SRAM Red Quarq power […]

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Sprinting off the line; new ZippCast with Levi


Omega Pharma® – Quick-Step® Pro Cycling sure has sprinted off the line this season. The Belgian-based team already has collected victories in France, Argentina, Qatar and Spain. And those victories have come from an array of riders — Francesco Chicchi of Italy, Levi Leipheimer of the United States, Tom Boonen of Belgium, Zdenek Stybar of […]

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Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team to ride SRAM & Quarq


SRAM TO DRIVE OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK-STEP TRAIN Belgian team to ride SRAM® RED components, Zipp® wheels and Quarq® power meters The Omega Pharma®-Quick-Step® Cycling Team has long been a Classics powerhouse with one of the most formidable palmares in cycling. Their roster includes eventual legends Tom Boonen (BEL), Sylvain Chavanel (FRA), and Zdenek Stybar (CZE), and […]

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Contador Crushes – Armstrong Wins in the Corners


Alberto Contador virtually sealed his second Giro d’Italia victory on Tuesday by decimating his competition in the uphill time trial in Nevegal. This was Contador’s second stage win of the Giro, but places him five minutes ahead of runner-up Michele Scarponi. More than nine minutes now separate the first five places in the Giro. Of […]

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Featured User Review: 2010 Zipp 303 Cyclocross


Featured Review: 2010 Zipp 303 Cyclocross by naisan Price: $1400 at LBS Review Date: August 10, 2010 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: R3, red, quarq, 303s Summary: Feels very light, and are easy to accelerate, which makes them a fun wheel to ride, esp up climbs or in […]

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Zipp Launches New Full Carbon 404 Clincher


ZIPP’S FIRST FULL-CARBON CLINCHER WHEELSET FEATURES NEW AERO PROFILE AND MATERIAL Speedway, Indiana, U.S.A. – Zipp Speed Weaponry has revealed details of the company’s highly anticipated 404 Carbon Clincher, the first deep-profile carbon clincher design to offer the superior aerodynamics, ride quality, strength, and handling of a wide rim body. Available now through authorized Zipp […]

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Sea Otter Classic '09 – Zipp 303


Michael and Andy from Zipp Speed Weaponry talk about the development of the new 303 at the launch of the revised wheelset. The 303 is aiming to be your wheel of choice for harsh rides like Paris Roubaix, or you local cross race. The new 303′s are available now through your local dealer. detailed view […]

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Storck 69er Carbon Tubular Wheelset Pro Review


Storck 69er Wheelset Pro Review – by Steve Cooper The Marcus Storck designed wheelset made by Zipp A perfect 69mm deep dish, dimpled, carbon rim, front and rear Designed and engineered to be faster than 404s and better in the wind than 808s Speed-Blue anodized Zipp hubs Available in 700c, tubular & clincher models Campy […]

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