Zipp's all new 303 Firecrest designed for wider, tubeless tyres

The updated Firecrest is designed for 28mm tyres minimum

zipp 303 firecrest

Hot on the heels of the newly launched 'budget' 303S, Zipp has announced a complete update to one of its most popular wheelsets, the Zipp 303 Firecrest. The overhaul includes a price drop as well as a move to a tubeless only design and minimum tyre width of 28mm.

It's sometimes difficult as a brand to carry on tweaking a popular design to keep it relevant in today's fast paced, trend-led cycling world. Zipp's benchmark 303 Firecrest had become one of the brands most popular wheelsets to date with its ideal rim depth, relatively light weight and top-notch performance characteristics. Taking all this into account Zipp has taken the decision to work on introducing a completely new 303 Firecrest aimed at what Zipp calls the 'modern road bike'.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.