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2015 Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel

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2015 Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel

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Zipp started their Firecrest line with the 404 Carbon Clincher. For good reason. By going to the all-carbon design, they shed weight. By going with Firecrest, they improved aerodynamics and stability. This is the wheel that Zipp engineers believe more people should be riding. The aerodynamics are so good they compete with much deeper wheels, and the weight competes with much shallower wheels.
It's a natural for triathletes. It's a smart call for road racing. And it's just plain fun for anyone who likes to show the wind a thing or two about riding fast.
The 58mm deep rim features a blunt end and a max width of 26.53mm, to make this firmly a wide-body rim. The width works both for aerodynamics, where the curve of the rim comes close to matching the curve of the tire, making the leading and trailing edges nearly identical, better controlling airflow around the rim, particularly in crosswinds. The width also works for reducing rolling resistance, as the wider contact patch is shallower and the tire turns better with a shape that's closer to a U than a bulb.
Cool fact about the external spoke nipples. When they are on the trailing edge, the wind flow is such they are invisible to the wind.
This year, Zipp redesigned their 188 rear hub. Taller flanges, larger bearings, the left flange moved out a bit. They also changed the spoke pattern to 24 cross-two. The net change is lateral stiffness that is 25% greater than the competition's deep dish wheel,   For you, this means the wheel drives harder, rides straighter when out of the saddle, and carves turns better.
The wheels are delivered with quick release skewers, brake pads, rim strips,  valve extenders, and Zipp Tangente butyl road inner tubes. Remember to use only carbon-specific pads with your carbon rims, and never run them with aluminum rims. Zipp has taken innovation in their system to a new level with these tubes, which feature an aluminum, rather than brass, valve core. Lighter, better machined, and possessing a removable valve core. It also improves the balance of the spinning wheel. The wheels are not designed for compatibility with tubeless systems.
The Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is where the Firecrest revolution began.

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