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Right on Course

Zipp’s 30 Course aluminum rim-brake wheelset engineered for speed, ready for anything

For more than a quarter century, Zipp® has been all about making you faster on the bike. The new Zipp 30 Course rim-brake rewrites our own stringent rules for performance, durability and versatility in an aluminum wheelset. Its wide rim profile and new hubset are engineered to deliver speed, stability and comfort over any surface road bikes are tackling these days… smooth (and rough) pavement, gravel and dirt. The 30 Course rim-brake is available as a tubular and clincher that also is tubeless-ready. This is Zipp’s first rim-brake tubeless-ready wheelset, providing the ability to run lower tire pressures without the risk of pinch flats.

Aluminum Rim Inspired by Firecrest
With external 25mm and internal 21mm rim widths, the 30 Course’s rim shape incorporates design innovations from the Zipp 202 Firecrest® Carbon Clincher profile, resulting in low aerodynamic drag as well as greater stability and predictability in crosswinds. The wider rim platform allows for increased air volume, which spreads the tire casing. This helps increase the contact patch with the ground. The result is improved cornering grip and increased comfort.

Hub of Innovation
The 30 Course also features the new 77/177 hubset, the same now being used in Zipp’s pro-proven 202 Tubular and Firecrest rim-brake wheelsets.

  • Optimized flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim® CX-Ray® spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness without sacrificing weight or robustness.
  • New robust hub platform with distinctive graphics.
  • 17mm axle.
  • For those looking for a wider gear range, or tackling especially extreme terrain, an XD driver body for 177 is sold separately and easily installed to allow for more cassette options including a 10-42. The hubset is designed to swap driver bodies without re-dishing the wheel.

The 30 Course Rim-brake wheelset also includes newly designed quick-release skewers with a wider more ergonomic handle to provide more leverage for opening and closing. When closed, the new lever contours neatly with the frame.

The Zipp 30 Course Disc-brake Tubular and Clincher (Tubeless-Ready) also are available.

Zipp 30 Course Rim-brake Clincher
Tubeless ready
Weight: 1570g per wheelset
Wheel depth: 26mm
Max. width: 25mm
Internal width: 21mm
Spoke count (front): 18
Spoke count (rear): 24
Sapim® secure-lock nipples
Sapim® CX-Ray® spokes
Hubs: 77/177
Available in 10/11-Speed cassette body
Recommended tire width: Greater than 24c
MSRP: $1,000/ €1,045/ £800
Retail Availability: October 2015

Zipp 30 Course Rim-brake Tubular
Weight: 1490g per wheelset
Wheel depth: 26mm
Max. width: 25mm
Spoke count (front): 18
Spoke count (rear): 24
Sapim® secure-lock nipples
Sapim® CX-Ray® spokes
Hubs: 77/177
Available in 10/11-Speed cassette body
Recommended tire width: Greater than 24c
MSRP: $1,000/ €1,045/ £800
Retail Availability: November 2015