Zipp 303 vs 404 Wheelsets


The 303 and 404 are Zipp’s hottest highway wheelsets lineup prior to now decade. Lately, Zipp has revamped the 303 and 404 lineups with new fashions. They now include up to date aesthetics, wider rims, improved hubs, and revised pricing.

The most recent Zipp’s are centerlock disc brake and tubeless apart from a 454 NSW tubular model.

Not like 5-6 years in the past the place there’s just one mannequin of Zipp 303 and 404, there are a number of of them now. And to make issues slightly difficult, the naming has additionally barely modified.

Listed below are the present 2021 Zipp wheels lineup.

  • Zipp 303 S Tubeless
  • Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubeless
  • Zipp 353 NSW Tubeless
  • Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubeless
  • Zipp 454 NSW Tubeless
  • Zipp 454 NSW Tubular

So what’s the distinction between the present Zipp 303 and 404 wheels line up?

There are three fashions every within the 303 and 404 lineups. Among the many six fashions, the 303 S was the primary to be launched beneath Zipp’s rebranding train in Could 2020. Only a few weeks later, the 303 Firecrest was launched and virtually a 12 months later, the 353 NSW was launched in April 2021.

Zipp took a barely totally different strategy with the 404s. As a substitute of getting three separate launches, all three 404 fashions have been launched in late June 2021, simply days earlier than the beginning of the Tour de France. We’re fairly certain the Movistar Workforce riders might be driving these wheels in July.