Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher Wheels

Product Code: S3-17619

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The 454 NSW delivers aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability that far surpasses conventionally shaped wheels. Its undulating 53/58mm-deep rim shape takes cues from some of nature’s most elegant design solutions and combines them with engineering precision for unrivalled durability and performance while delivering a level of AeroBalance™ unlike any wheel ever made. It is the ultimate mid-depth wheel for all-around road performance.


Hyperfoil™ Rim depth of 53/58mm Cognition™ hubset Axial Clutch™ technology ImPress™ graphics HexFin™ ABLC dimple pattern Showstopper™ brake track Carbon Clincher AeroBalance Handcrafted in the USA


SawTooth™ is the name given to Zipp NSW’s patented variable depth 53/58mm rims. This patented new rim shape achieves something conventional aero wheels cannot; it simultaneously reduces both aerodynamic drag and side force for the ultimate in AeroBalance™. Sawtooth™ accomplishes this with a series of patented fin-shaped Hyperfoil™ nodes along the inner diameter of the rim that work together with our new HexFin™ ABLC dimples for improved airflow.

The result is Zipp’s highest performing wheelset ever realized with both aero-drag reduction and reduced side force at all wind yaw angles. This is important because higher wind yaw angles are where bike handling is most affected by the wind.

The 454 NSW also features our industry-leading silicon carbide Showstopper™ brake track that allows you to brake later with more stopping power and greater control regardless of weather conditions or the length of the descent 454 NSW® rolls efficiently whether you are pedalling or coasting. Our Axial Clutch™ technology allows the freehub’s ratcheting mechanism to deliver half the mechanical drag of conventional three pawl hubs.


max recommended rider weight 250lbs Front = 690g, Rear = 835g
rim used X454NSW
hub used Cognition Rim Depth 53/58mm
brake track width (center) 26.4mm
max width 27.8mm
internal width 17mm
spokes Sapim® CX-Ray
spoke count Front = 18, Rear = 24
spoke pattern Front = Radial, Rear = 2-cross
spoke length Front = 248mm, Rear DS = 258mm, Rear NDS = 260mm
max tire pressure 125psi, 8.62bars
track adaptable No
dimpled surface ABLC™ HexFin™ Technology
nipples Sapim® secure-lock
external nipples Yes
xdr compatible Yes
11-speed compatible hub Yes


Max recommended rider weight 250lbs Front = 690g, Rear = 835g
Rim Used X454NSW
Hub Used Cognition Rim Depth 53/58mm
Brake Track Width (center) 26.4mm
Max Width 27.8mm
Internal Width 17mm
SPOKES Sapim® CX-Ray
Spoke count Front = 18, Rear = 24
Spoke Pattern Front = Radial, Rear = 2-cross
Spoke Length Front = 248mm, Rear DS = 258mm, Rear NDS = 260mm
Max Tire Pressure 125psi, 8.62bars
Track Adaptable No
Dimpled Surface ABLC™ HexFin™ Technology
NIPPLES Sapim® secure-lock
External Nipples Yes
XDR Compatible Yes
11-speed compatible hub Yes