Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless Rim Brake

Price Range :: $4,000.00 - $4,100.00
Weight Range :: 1780g

Description ::

If you are looking for a lightweight aero wheelset with low rolling resistance, you could hardly do better than the...


2021, Zipp, 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless Rim Brake

If you are looking for a lightweight aero wheelset with low rolling resistance, you could hardly do better than the Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless for rim brakes. This is the type of wheelset that will be ideal for long rides in the hills where weight matters and the ability of the wheel to remain stable even in gusty descents proves even more important.

This is a tubeless ready wheelset, which makes it not only super high-performance, but also practical. With an internal width of 19mm, the ability to run wider tires will also contribute to the wheelset’s overall practicality, enhancing everything from comfort levels to traction and reducing rolling resistance at the same time. However, arguably, that will not be the first thing you notice about these wheels. On the contrary, the striking appearance will make these magnets to curious fellow cyclists’ queries and raised eyebrows. Never mind. The 454 NSWs look this way for a very good reason. Always looking for new ways to make their wheels faster and more stable, the Zipp engineers looked to how a humpback whale moves through the water, and recognized that the tubercles on its pectoral fins helped to make the whale’s movements faster and more fluid. By combining the Sawtooth rim with Hyperfoil nodes and the new HexFin dimple pattern, the 454 NSW wheels simply slice through the air. The humpback effect enhances the crosswind stability, and creates an undulating 53/58mm rim depth, depending on what point of the hump you measure.

When something simultaneously makes you more aero and less unstable in heavy crosswinds, it really must be considered a complete game changer in wheel fluid dynamics. You’ll be able to haul ass on these wheels, for sure. But you won’t have to worry about the carbon reputation for reduced braking performance. The Showstopper textured brake track, working in conjunction with the specially designed brake pads, offers the same top performance in wet or dry conditions. No need to worry about overheating while braking either since Zipp uses a special resin that is more commonly found in motorsport racing, and which can handle huge spikes in friction-caused heat.

The 454 NSW wheels use the Cognition hub set that employs magnets to engage and disengage the ratchet mechanism. The Axial Clutch technology Zipp has developed reduces the drag of a traditional spring mechanism by disengaging the ratchet completely when coasting. Saving that energy loss due to friction will help you keep your speed up even as you are coasting, which will be a great relief especially on those long, difficult days over rolling terrain. The wheels are sold with XDR or SRAM/Shimano driver bodies, though if you roll with Campy, the Campagnolo driver body is sold separately.

Do you have any big rides deep into the hills planned? Are you looking to improve your ride times and comfort factor? Then have a go on the Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless for rim brakes, and feel how much of an improvement a super pair of wheels can make.

Features: Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless Rim Brake Wheelset
  • Material: Carbon
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Recommended tire size: 25c
  • Brake Type: Caliper
  • Rim: Tubeless ready clincher
  • Rim Depth: 53/58mm
  • Internal Width: 19mm
  • Spokes: Sapim CX-Sprint J-bend
  • Spoke Count: 18 front & 24 rear
  • Spoke Pattern Front: Radial
  • Spoke Pattern Rear: 2 cross
  • Hubs: Cognition
  • Hub Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM, SRAM XD, Campagnolo
  • Front Axle: QR x 100mm
  • Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
  • Decal Colors: Black / Grey
  • Weight: 1780g (no including rim tape and valve weights)
  • Warranty: Lifetime

  • Options:
    • Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless Rim Brake | Black / Grey | Shimano | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/ mm | 0.00
    • Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless Rim Brake | Black / Grey | SRAM | 12spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/ mm | 0.00
    • Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless Rim Brake | Black / Grey | Campy | 12spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/ mm | 0.00


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