Zipp's continual evolution has taken its disc brake era aero. And it is nothing short of beautiful.
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Road bike technology is ever evolving and as a result so are Zipp. The new 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake wheelset offers cyclists everywhere the opportunity to experience superior braking and stopping power to match the speed and stability of their most popular and versatile 58mm rim depth. Aero has never been so affordable and attainable.
Zipp’s 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake is all about road riding and racing. In use at the highest levels of professional peloton, disc-brakes are poised for growth in road riding and racing and triathlon. The consistency and power of disc brakes provides precision modulation and stopping power, literally at your fingertips.
The 404 Firecrest is where the Firecrest® Revolution began. If you had to choose just one wheel, the 404 Firecrest should be your choice. With a depth and shape proven in all conditions, it’s a classic all-around performer and the standard by which all other wheels are measured. Its 58mm rim depth is a classic all-around performer that has carried athletes to victory in every kind of event and situation. This industry-changing rim shape was the first deep-profile carbon clincher design to offer the superior aerodynamics, ride quality, strength and handling of a wider rim body.
All of that, combined with the performance of disc braking, make the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake an ideal choice for today’s style of road riding and gran fondos with long descents, super technical courses and varied road surfaces. Zipp’s expansion of its lineup of disc-brake wheelsets is at the forefront of a technical renaissance of road cycling.
Firecrest technology, with rims that maintain a near-constant width almost all the way to the spoke bed, is the first aero profile that effectively controls airflow around the back half of the wheel. Firecrest wheels offer stable, predictable handling at every wind angle by moving the center of pressure – what we call aero balance – the focal point of side forces on the rim – to its optimal location near the steering axis. A wider rim built using a proprietary resin system and manufacturing process, increases lateral stiffness for sprinting and cornering yet offers greater vertical compliance for more control, comfort, and durability on rough surfaces.
About the 177D Hub
At the center of the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Disc-brake rear wheel is the durable and versatile 177D hub, which offers options for riders to switch wheels from quick-release to thru-axle without tools. The 177D does not need any pre-load adjustment as it is precisely set and surround by improved bearing protection and sealant. This is combined with Proprietary flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim® CX-Ray® spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness without sacrificing weight or robustness.
Being included with this are:
Zipp's Tangente quick-release skeweers with a wider more ergonomic handle to provide more opening and closing leverage.
Thru Axle end caps that can be swapped by hand: 12x135mm & 15x142mm
Zipp rim tape 700c x 20mm
Zipp core valve extension
Zipp Cycle Components are the producers of wheels, handlebars, cranks and cycle accessories are a manufacturing company located in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and are part of the growing SRAM group. Zipp Speed Weaponry serves a select group of elite companies and athletes, globally located and committed to bicycle and wheelchair competition. Zipp meets the customer's needs for the highest performance, superlative quality components through innovative design and manufacturing utilising the best material and technology available. Zipp is built on mutual respect, delivery on promise and fastidious attention to manufacturing details.
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