The model year 2021 and later Zipp 303 S, 303 Firecrest, and 353 NSW disc-brake wheels, as well as the model year 2022 Zipp 404 Firecrest and 858NSW and 454 NSW wheels are compatible with tubeless or tubeless-ready tires unless the tire manufacturer specifically prohibits the use of their products on tubeless hookless (straight side) rims.
This article is a guide. We recommend that riders confirm compliance with the tire manufacturer to ensure proper performance and safety. *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)
- 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)
Notice: Zipp hookless rims are not compatible with tires that have a higher minimum pressure than 72.5 psi (5 bar). Please follow the tire manufacturer’s minimum inflation pressure recommendations marked on your 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.
Zipp hookless rim disc-brake wheels meet the existing industry standards for the dimensions that control tire retention. The tire manufacturer determines their tire’s compatibility with those standards. Zipp is actively collaborating with tire manufacturers within ISO and ETRTO committees to develop clear international standards for tubeless road tires.
*We will continue to update this list as more tire manufacturers communicate hookless rim compatibility.
Watch the video to learn more about Zipp hookless technology: