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Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Wheelset 2013

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Naturally, we chose to launch our groundbreaking Firecrest® and Carbon Clincher designs with our most versatile wheelset, the 404. Its 58 mm rim depth is a classic all-around performer that has carried athletes to victory in every kind of event – triathlons, criteriums, breakaways, field sprints and even Grand Tour mountain stages. 

In fact, our first full-carbon clincher wheelset, the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher, has been described as the most heavily anticipated wheelset of all time. And following two years of development for its revolutionary rim shape and carbon technology, we’re confident that the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher lives up to the hype.

The 404 Firecrest features the the 88/188 hubset, with a 7.5mm-wider bearing stance in the rear hub, and a driveside hub canted by 2 degrees for improved stiffness and reliability. For 2013, the venerable wheelset is available in two decal options, the stealthy Beyond Black or the distinctive Classic White decals. Both decal options feature black anodized hubs, black spokes and black nipples.

Its Firecrest aero profile is the first deep-profile carbon clincher design to offer the superior aerodynamics, ride quality, strength and handling of a wider rim body. Yet the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher weighs just 1,525 grams per set, putting it among the lightest deep-profile carbon clinchers available.

Designed specifically to account for the differences in airflow patterns between clincher tires and tubulars, the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher far exceeds the aero performance of any other clincher wheelset in its class. As Zipp proved with the Paris-Roubaix-winning 303 Tubular, a wider rim offers greater vertical compliance for control and comfort on rough surfaces while increasing lateral stiffness for sprinting and cornering. The same holds true for Firecrest rims with clincher tires. And because the hook beads are farther apart, the tire itself takes on a more stable shape without adding rolling resistance.

Heavy continuous braking on carbon surfaces can cause spikes in rim temperature and tire pressure that impact performance and handling – especially with clincher tires. To solve this challenge, our U.S.-based composites supplier created a new heat-resistant resin exclusively for Zipp. This technology improves heat dissipation so substantially that ours are the only carbon clinchers to pass stringent European safety testing without limitations on rider weight or brake pad options.

Set Weight 1525g
Max recommended rider weight 250lbs
Front Wheel
Weight 700g
Hub Used 88
Rim Depth 58mm
Brake Track Width (center) 24.73mm
Max Width 26.53mm
Clincher Bead Width 16.25mm
Spoke Count 16
Spoke Pattern Radial
Spoke Length 244mm
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Max Tire Pressure 8.62bars
Track Adaptable Yes
Dimpled Surface Yes
Ceramic Bearing Aftermarket
External Nipples Yes
Rear Wheel
Weight 825g
Hub Used 188
Rim Depth 58mm
Brake Track Width (center) 24.73mm
Max Width 26.53mm
Clincher Bead Width 16.25mm
Spoke Count 20
Spoke Pattern Non-Drive Cross
Spoke Length Non-Drive 246mm
Spoke Pattern Drive Radial
Spoke Length Drive 232mm
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Max Tire Pressure 8.62 bars
11-speed compatible hub Yes
Track Adaptable No
Dimpled Surface Yes
Ceramic Bearing Aftermarket
External Nipples Yes











































































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