FIRST LOOK: ZIPP 353 NSW LIGHTWEIGHT AND TUBELESS READY

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Continuing their visually striking aerodynamic design Zipp’s 353 NSW has been updated to support tubeless technology. Zipp uses a wavy ‘SawTooth’ rim design, which is a patented rim shape that is claimed to simultaneously reduce both aerodynamic drag and side force.

 

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Press release:

353 NSW TUBELESS DISC-BRAKE

Zipp’s 353 NSW Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset is the pinnacle of our pursuit of versatility and speed. This wheelset fuses Zipp’s two most advanced approaches, Sawtooth rim profile and Total System Efficiency Technology, for an all-encompassing approach to performance.

With its undulating 45-mm deep rim shape, the 353 NSW provides speed on every terrain with best-in-class aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability. The 353 NSW is Zipp’s lightest tubeless wheelset yet, making it a fast-puncher ready to fight its way into the breakaway.

Zipp’s use of hookless (straight side) rims in the 353 NSW is integral to achieving our mission of Making You Faster. With hookless, the transition between the tire and the rim is more seamless and aero. Zipp’s hookless rims have more efficient resin distribution, which means lighter wheels. They also are highly durable.

Zipp’s 353 NSW’s Sawtooth rim shape with Hyperfoils optimizes aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability. The Sawtooth design also allows the rim to be structurally strong but light. That will help you snap out of corners and maintain that speed no matter the terrain, especially the steep, punchy stuff.

The 353 NSW utilizes Zipp’s Total System Efficiency, or TSE, approach to wheel design: overcoming specific barriers to speed: wind resistance, gravity, rolling resistance, and vibration losses. The wheelset’s 25mm internal width is ideal for running wider tubeless tires at reduced air pressure for a more efficient ride.

At the center of the 353 NSW is the Cognition V2 Hubset re-engineered with an updated Axial Clutch V2 mechanism for quicker engagement and lower friction as well as improved durability.

TECHNOLOGY:

· Total System Efficiency Technology

· ImPress

· Sawtooth

· Axial Clutch V2

· HexFin

· Hyperfoils

FEATURES:

· Versatile endurance wheelset for the modern road bike with tubeless and hookless rim profile

· Our lightest tubeless wheelset yet, making it a fast-puncher ready to fight

· Optimized tire bed for easy tire installation

· TSE for greater efficiency and reduced rolling resistance

· Sawtooth rim with Hyperfoil nodes and HexFin ABLC dimple pattern for top aero and crosswind-stability performance with an undulating rim depth

· Cognition V2 hubset rolls efficiently whether you are pedaling or coasting. Its Axial ClutchV2 technology reduces drag and lowers friction

· Ships with 12mm front and rear end caps

· Center locking rotor interface. Lockring is included with the wheels

· XDR or SRAM/Shimano driver bodies

· Zipp graphics applied using Zipp’s ImPress direct-print technology

· Campagnolo driver body sold separately

· Lifetime Warranty *Lightest configuration: 12mm through axles and XDR body. No tape or valve included in weight.

STATS

Hub body: XDR or SRAM/Shimano driver bodies
Weight:  Front 580g Rear: 675g
Price: $4,000/ €3,600*/ £3,200*

www.zipp.com

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