Zipp engineers have optimized the biomimicry-derived 454 NSW for the ultimate in all conditions braking control—disc brakes. The 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Disc-brake offers cyclists the greatest AeroBalance with the superior modulation and stopping power of disc brakes.
Zipp engineers studied the environment around them for instances of how nature solved similar problems of speed, control, and efficiency for the next generation of Zipp wheels. Think of a humpback whale’s fast but graceful movements thanks to the special features on the leading edge of its pectoral fins, or the unique micro texture of a shark’s skin, which gives it the ability to glide effortlessly through the water.
These structures inspired Zipp advanced development engineers to systematically apply biomimicry to solve the complex challenge of designing a wheel that reduces both aerodynamic drag and side force.
1615 gram wheelset weight
765 gram front wheel weight
850 gram rear wheel weight
Rim Depth: 53/58mm
Internal Width: 17mm
External Width: 27.72
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray J-Bend
Front Hub: Cognition Disc 100mm x 9/12mm
Rear Hub: Cognition Disc x 135mm/142mm
Hub Compatibility: XDR, 10 speed, 11 speed
Tubeless Compatible: Yes