Zipp’s 30 Clincher gets you where you’re going faster. Zipp’s decades of aero excellence went into designing a distinctive aluminum rim that saves an estimated 42 seconds over 40km compared with a standard box-section rim in common wind conditions (See aero chart lower left).* That’s aero efficiency you can take to the pain bank -- in races, gran fondos, gravel adventures, and training rides.
But the 30 Clincher is more than fast. You’ll feel the 30’s aero efficiency on the open road and also its nimbleness in spinning up to speed. Zipp’s refinement and verification of the 30 included 14,000 miles of on-the-road testing. The result is a wheelset that’s durable, stiff, smooth rolling… and affordable.
The 30’s 21.5mm wide tire bed enhances cornering grip and increases ride comfort. Its 30mm deep hybrid-toroidal aluminum rim exceeds the aero performance of many deeper “V” section carbon rims at half the depth. The 30’s width between the clincher hook beads allows for increased air volume in the tire to lower the chance of pinch flatting. This overall performance is the result of trickle-down technology from Zipp wheel design to produce a teardrop-shaped rim with parallel brake track and proven aero benefits (See rim profile image lower left).
At the center of the 30 is the light, smooth and tough new hub -- which is 10 or 11-speed compatible. The hub shell is formed from ultra-strong and lightweight 7075-T6 aluminum. Sapim CX-Ray spokes maintain stiffness required for efficient power transfer. External nipples better support each spoke as it exits the rim. Stainless steel bearings with a protective polymer design that aids in lubrication help ensure years of smooth riding. This hub is precision set, so it requires no pre-load adjustment.
Ships with quick-release skewers and rim strips. Brake pads not included.
Black matte rim, black hubs and spokes, Classic White decals.
This wheelset is not tubeless compatible.
Use 18mm rim tape with this wheelset.
* Aerodynamics calculation methodology: Time and watt savings are calculated using a top-selling aluminum race wheel as the baseline and assuming a power output of 300 watts and a speed of 30mph (48kph). If you’re going slower, the time savings are greater, as you’ll be riding for a longer time. Aero savings reflect rider-on-bike testing, not wheels-only testing. All numbers are calculated at a 10° wind angle to approximate the most common real-world riding conditions. Tests are conducted using 21mm Vittoria® tires; Zipp Tangente tires can save an additional 3-9 seconds, or 1-3 watts.MSRP:
30 Among Bicycling's Dream Hoops September 2014 [pdf]
Quote: “The curved sidewall profile is more aero than a box time. The smooth, machined braking surface provides confident stopping in all conditions. The aluminum rim and hub laced with Sapim spokes are relatively light but also durable enough for gravel and broken pavement.”
Peloton Magazine impressed with 30 wheelset March 2013
Peloton Magazine praised the Zipp 30 Clincher for its performance, and for its durability and affordability. "The 30 may see Zipp finally crack the one peloton that has eluded them for so long, the peloton that rolls out from the bike shop and stops at the coffee shop."