Zipp Firecrest 404 Carbon Tubular Rear Road Wheel 2013"Stiff", "fast" and "light", are the words that futilely try to describe the feeling you get, and the performance you receive, from the Firecrest 404s. The Zipp Firecrest 404 carbon wheel set has become synonymous with the highest levels of road and triathlon performance. Now, the 2013 Zipp 404s are compatible with Shimano's 11-speed Dura-Ace 9000 gruppo.
The tubular version offers several advantages over the clincher Firecrest 404. The tubular wheel set is a touch lighter than the clincher by 170 grams. The tires you chose will likely be lighter, adding to the overall weight reduction, and tubulars tend to have less rolling resistance thanks to the ability to run a higher tire pressure. Oh, and you can say goodbye to annoying pinch flats as well.
The Zipp 404 Firecrest features the 88/188 hub set, with a 7.5mm-wider bearing stance in the rear hub, and a drive side hub canted by 2 degrees for improved stiffness and reliability. 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.
Following two years of development for its revolutionary rim shape and carbon technology, Zipp is confident that the 404 Firecrest Carbon Tubular lives up your aspirations. It is the first deep-profile carbon tubular design to offer the superior aerodynamics, ride quality, strength and handling of a wider rim body. Yet the 404 Firecrest Carbon Tubular weighs just 1,355 grams per set, putting it among the lightest deep-profile carbon tubulars available.
- 58mm rim depth for maximum aerodynamics
- 1,355 grams per set
- Zipp's venerable 188 hub
- Compatible with SRAM/Shimano 9/10/11 speed
- Rear wheel only
Zipp Firecrest 404 Carbon Tubular Rear Road Wheel 2013
- accessories included:
- SRAM/Shimano 9/10/11
- Zipp 188
- lacing pattern:
- Radial drive, cross non-drive
- rim height:
- rim width:
- skewers included:
- spoke count:
- Sapim CX-Ray stainless steel
- tire size:
- tire type:
- 735g, 1355g set