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Zipp Unveils All New Firecrest and NSW Tubeless Disc-brake Wheel Lineups, SL-70 Ergo

Zipp is rolling out two of the most important wheel lineup-introductions in its three-decade history. For the first time, from our 202 to 808 rim depths, our NSW and Firecrest Disc brake wheels are purpose built for the new era of road riding of wider tires and multi-surfaces:

  • Disc brake specific rims
  • Dimples to edge of rim
  • Wider rim, same weight
  • Tubeless
  • Includes new 303 650b Firecrest Disc brake

NSW wheels now available as Disc-Brake and Tubeless

Zipp is proud to expand its NSW lineup to include disc brake wheels featuring a new rim shape and tubeless compatibility:

Introducing the Zipp 303 Firecrest® 650b Tubeless Disc-Brake

The definition of what’s considered “road cycling” has evolved to include gravel and dirt roads in addition to pavement. At the same time, bikes are evolving to meet the fit requirements of smaller riders. Meeting these two distinct needs was the driving force behind the new Zipp 303 Firecrest 650b Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset.

This new wheelset shares the same proven innovations as the full line of Carbon Clincher Tubeless Disc-brake wheels. The difference is size. A 650b wheel has a 584mm bead seat diameter rim vs. the 622mm diameter of a standard 700c road rim.

Firecrest 202, 303, and 808 Tubeless Disc-Brake wheelsets

The evolution of disc brake-equipped road bikes is creating new pathways for innovation. The result of this evolution is the redesign of Zipp’s Disc-brake wheel lineup to be tubeless compatible with aero and ride benefits from an updated Firecrest rim shape. Zipp is proud to introduce:

New SL-70 Ergo Carbon Handlebar

Light weight, comfort, and strength: the newSL-70 Ergo is the ultimate handlebar for long days in the saddle. The SL-70 Ergo combines the flat bar top shape of the beloved Contour SL bar with numerous modern features sought after by riders and pro bike fitters.

The SL-70 Ergo sports a 70mm reach and 128mm drop. The short 70mm reach has been a popular choice in recent years, as it allows bike fitters flexibility in achieving a comfortable position without sacrificing steering control. The drop now utilizes a variable radius, allowing for multiple hand positions and deeper movement into the drop. As a result, reach to the brake lever is shorter.

Ride photos © Jered Gruber