Zipp 303: The Movie

Website film tells the story of Fabian Cancellara's Paris-Roubaix winning wheels

by Mat Brett   December 7, 2010  

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Like wheels? Like shiny carbon stuff? Course you do. Zipp have produced a short video on their website to tell the story of their versatile 303 from initial product design to their part in Fabian Cancellara’s win at Paris-Roubaix earlier this year. The 303 became the first carbon wheel ever to be ridden to victory across the cobbles of the Hell of the North.

Okay, it’s a promotional tool for Zipp, but 303: Resurrection is an interesting little film in a Discovery Channel kind of way. Lasting 16mins, it tells you about the hurdles the designers had to overcome to get the wheels through the infamous pavé of the Arenberg Forest unscathed, and explains the technology behind the finished product.

Although 45mm deep front and rear and designed with aerodynamics as another key concern, the 303s weigh in at just 1,171g the pair (manufacturer’s figure) and have won a mountain stage of the Tour de France under Cervélo’s Heinrich Haussler.

Check out the vid at


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Do they mention that one of Cancellara's 303s broke in the Arenberg forest sector?

(This may not be true. Only one source reported it.)

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1401 posts]
8th December 2010 - 15:07