Zipp 302 DB wheelset review

Zipp 302 DB wheelset review

Zipp is proud to manufacture its carbon rims in Indianapolis, USA, which ensures two things. First, construction quality and quality control are without question, and second, it’s harder to compete with Far Eastern-made rims on price. But, the new 302 makes owning Zipp carbon much more affordable. The carbon clincher rims measure 45mm deep, 16.25mm internally and between 25.6mm at the outer edge and 26.4mm at their widest. They’re built on to Zipp’s 76D/176D Centerlock disc hubs, and come with alternate end caps for quick-release (QR) and thru-axle fitting. I weighed mine, including QR end caps and rim tape, at 807g and 922g, plus 89g for the QR skewers. Compared to the 303 Firecrest, the 302’s rim profile is a little more teardrop than blunt, although it’s still wide, and the outer surface has a smooth unidirectional carbon finish instead of Zipp’s trademark dimples. The rim is shared with the ...

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