Zipp 353 NSW Tubeless Disc Brake Carbon Rear Wheel XDR Hub

3.5 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

Zipp's lightest tubeless wheelset yet, is a fast-puncher ready to fight, as a versatile endurance wheelset with a hookless rim profile, it is packed with great technology to get you from A to B fast and confidently.

Zipp's ImPress graphics technology prints graphics directly onto the wheel to allow the rims to do what they were designed to do, this results in better stability.

SawTooth is Zipp's NSW's patented variable 53.58mm rims. It has been developed using biomimicry, the rigorous development process saw wind tunnel, CFD and real-world testing. The result is a rim shape based on natures most elegant design solutions alongside engineering precision that performs like no wheel made before. It is game-changing. No wheel before has been able to simultaneously reduce drag and side force. With the help of fin-shaped Hyperfoil nodes along the inner diameter to the rim that works with HexFin ABLC dimples, there is an improved airflow with both aero-drag reduction and reduced side force at all wind yaw angles.

Zipp's TSE Technology (Total System Efficiency) approaches carbon wheel manufacturing in a way that means the precise rim layup performs faster. Faster because it is lighter, has less rolling resistance, less wind resistance and less loss of energy due to vibrations.

Cognition's Axial Clutch Technology reduces drag by disengaging the hub ratchet mechanism when coasting. Less internal hub drag means a rider loses speed slower when freewheeling. The Axial Clutch mechanism uses magnets, rather than steel springs to move and engage the ratches with unmatched reliability and consistent performance. There are 36 points of engagement that all interlock simultaneously. The result? The most secure freehub mechanism on the market.

Zipp's Hookless Technology provides an optimised rim that is faster and more comfortable. You can see more here. Note: Not all tyres are compatible with Zipp's Hookless Technology, Zipp hookless rims are not compatible with tires that have a higher minimum pressure than 72.5 psi (5 bar). The following tire brands have communicated to Zipp that some of their tubeless models are compatible with Zipp hookless wheels:

  • Continental (Grand Prix 5000 S TR in sizes 700x28, 700x30 and 700x32)<
  • Goodyear
  • Michelin
  • Panaracer
  • Pirelli
  • Rene Herse
  • Schwalbe (Pro One TLE, Pro One TT TLE, One TLE)***
  • Specialized (SW Turbo RapidAir in sizes 700x28 and 700x30)
  • Zipp (Tangente Course G40 XPLR gravel tire)

***Schwalbe TLE tires are currently marked with minimum tire pressure above 73psi (5 bar). Schwalbe has confirmed that their listed tires can be ridden at pressures under 73psi (5 bar) on Zipp hookless rims, according to their current testing.

Our Verdict

Zipp’s 353 NSW Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset is the pinnacle of the pursuit of versatility and speed. This wheelset fuses Zipp’s two most advanced approaches, Sawtooth™ rim profile and TSE™, 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.

Industry Reviews

Cyclist-review

Bringing together its latest wheel technologies, Zipps says the 353 NSW reaches ‘a new pinnacle of versatility & speed combined’.

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rutland-cycling-review-logo

Distinctive rim shape optimises aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability, while the wheelset is Zipp's lightest tubeless model yet.

Read Full Review >

Cycling-Weekly-Industry-Review

Zipp’s 353 NSW is an extremely light and nimble wheelset, which utilises the lower pressures of a tubeless setup to boost compliance.

Read Full Review >

bike-radar-review

Better than five-star performance.

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Key Specifications

  • Size - 700c
  • Rim Construction - Carbon, hookless
  • Hub - Cognition 2
  • Tire Compatibility - Tubeless tires only
  • Rim Depth - 45mm
  • Brake Compatibility - Disc (Center Lock)
  • Driver Body - SRAM XDR
  • Rim (Internal Width) - 25mm
  • Rim Finish - UD Fiber, impress technology
  • Rim Profile - Symmetrical
  • Spoke Length - 266mm
  • Weight - 575g (estimated lightest weight for wheelset configuration: 12mm through axles and XDR body. No tape or valve included in the weight.)

Delivery

Parts, accessories and clothing delivery - FREE over £30

Delivery for parts, accessories and clothing is free over £30 and £2.99 below that. We have a selection of premium delivery services available, including next day, AM, Saturday, timed delivery and local pickup services. Mainland UK only, some remote and off-shore areas or areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge. Delivery options and lead time estimates will be provided in checkout.

Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

Zipp's lightest tubeless wheelset yet, is a fast-puncher ready to fight, as a versatile endurance wheelset with a hookless rim profile, it is packed with great technology to get you from A to B fast and confidently.

Zipp's ImPress graphics technology prints graphics directly onto the wheel to allow the rims to do what they were designed to do, this results in better stability.

SawTooth is Zipp's NSW's patented variable 53.58mm rims. It has been developed using biomimicry, the rigorous development process saw wind tunnel, CFD and real-world testing. The result is a rim shape based on natures most elegant design solutions alongside engineering precision that performs like no wheel made before. It is game-changing. No wheel before has been able to simultaneously reduce drag and side force. With the help of fin-shaped Hyperfoil nodes along the inner diameter to the rim that works with HexFin ABLC dimples, there is an improved airflow with both aero-drag reduction and reduced side force at all wind yaw angles.

Zipp's TSE Technology (Total System Efficiency) approaches carbon wheel manufacturing in a way that means the precise rim layup performs faster. Faster because it is lighter, has less rolling resistance, less wind resistance and less loss of energy due to vibrations.

Cognition's Axial Clutch Technology reduces drag by disengaging the hub ratchet mechanism when coasting. Less internal hub drag means a rider loses speed slower when freewheeling. The Axial Clutch mechanism uses magnets, rather than steel springs to move and engage the ratches with unmatched reliability and consistent performance. There are 36 points of engagement that all interlock simultaneously. The result? The most secure freehub mechanism on the market.

Zipp's Hookless Technology provides an optimised rim that is faster and more comfortable. You can see more here. Note: Not all tyres are compatible with Zipp's Hookless Technology, Zipp hookless rims are not compatible with tires that have a higher minimum pressure than 72.5 psi (5 bar). The following tire brands have communicated to Zipp that some of their tubeless models are compatible with Zipp hookless wheels:

  • Continental (Grand Prix 5000 S TR in sizes 700x28, 700x30 and 700x32)<
  • Goodyear
  • Michelin
  • Panaracer
  • Pirelli
  • Rene Herse
  • Schwalbe (Pro One TLE, Pro One TT TLE, One TLE)***
  • Specialized (SW Turbo RapidAir in sizes 700x28 and 700x30)
  • Zipp (Tangente Course G40 XPLR gravel tire)

***Schwalbe TLE tires are currently marked with minimum tire pressure above 73psi (5 bar). Schwalbe has confirmed that their listed tires can be ridden at pressures under 73psi (5 bar) on Zipp hookless rims, according to their current testing.

  • Size - 700c
  • Rim Construction - Carbon, hookless
  • Hub - Cognition 2
  • Tire Compatibility - Tubeless tires only
  • Rim Depth - 45mm
  • Brake Compatibility - Disc (Center Lock)
  • Driver Body - SRAM XDR
  • Rim (Internal Width) - 25mm
  • Rim Finish - UD Fiber, impress technology
  • Rim Profile - Symmetrical
  • Spoke Length - 266mm
  • Weight - 575g (estimated lightest weight for wheelset configuration: 12mm through axles and XDR body. No tape or valve included in the weight.)

Zipp’s 353 NSW Tubeless Disc-brake wheelset is the pinnacle of the pursuit of versatility and speed. This wheelset fuses Zipp’s two most advanced approaches, Sawtooth™ rim profile and TSE™, 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.

Cyclist-review

Bringing together its latest wheel technologies, Zipps says the 353 NSW reaches ‘a new pinnacle of versatility & speed combined’.

Read Full Review >

rutland-cycling-review-logo

Distinctive rim shape optimises aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability, while the wheelset is Zipp's lightest tubeless model yet.

Read Full Review >

Cycling-Weekly-Industry-Review

Zipp’s 353 NSW is an extremely light and nimble wheelset, which utilises the lower pressures of a tubeless setup to boost compliance.

Read Full Review >

bike-radar-review

Better than five-star performance.

Read Full Review >

Parts, accessories and clothing delivery - FREE over £30

Delivery for parts, accessories and clothing is free over £30 and £2.99 below that. We have a selection of premium delivery services available, including next day, AM, Saturday, timed delivery and local pickup services. Mainland UK only, some remote and off-shore areas or areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge. Delivery options and lead time estimates will be provided in checkout.

Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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