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Commited to innovation: the 404 Firecrest® Carbon Clincher wheel by Zipp
The Zipp Firecrest® wheel now has even more aero efficiency and aero stability - a combination that Zipp calls AeroBalance™ - and even better braking performance. The Firecrest Carbon Clincher wheels have been equipped with technologies that were previously reserved for the NSW premium line.
Firecrest Carbon Clincher wheels have been available since 2010 and they have always stood for everyday and competition suitability. After their revision, they now have a renewed rim profile and the ABLC™ SawTooth™ technology, which reduces crosswind susceptibility. In addition, the Zipp Showstopper™ braking surface provides unsurpassed braking reliability in all situations. At the heart of the wheels is the trie´-and-tested 77/177 hub set.
Application: Road, Triathlon & Time Trial
Wheel Size: 28"
Tyre Type: clincher
Number of Spokes: 18 (front), 24 (rear)
Brake Type: rim brake
Tubeless System: none
Technical Information - Rim:
Type: Zipp Firecrest
Dimensions (ETRTO): 17-622
Inner Width: 16.5 mm
Outer Width: 25 mm
Depth: 58 mm
Valve Hole Diameter: Presta (6.5 mm)
Rim Material: carbon
Technical Information - Front Hub:
Type: Zipp 77
Over Locknut Dimension: 9 x 100 mm quick release
Axle Diameter: 17 mm
Bearings: steel (61803)
Body Material: aluminium
Technical Information - Rear Hub:
Type: Zipp 177
Over Locknut Dimension: 10 x 130 mm quick release
Axle Diameter: 17 mm
Bearings: steel (61903)
Body Material: aluminium
Freehub Body Material: aluminium
Technical Information - Lacing:
Front Lacing Pattern: radial
Rear Lacing Pattern: 2-cross
Spoke Type: Sapim CX-Sprint
Spoke Size: 248 mm (front), 260 mm/258 mm (rear l/r)
Spoke Material: stainless steel
Nipple Type: Sapim secure lock
Nipple Material: aluminium
Weight Limit: 115 kg total weight*
Air Pressure (max.): 8.6 bar
Recommended Tyre Width: 25 mm
- Firecrest rim wheels with NSW technology for optimum AeroBalance
- SawTooth profile with ABLC indentations for reduced crosswind susceptibility
- Showstopper brake flank for brake power enhancement and water displacement
- a 77/177 hub set with particularly high durability and improved bearing protection
- aluminium axles
- perfectly suited for everyday and racing use with 25 mm wide tyres
- with black or white decals
- handmade in the USA (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Through the pioneering use of software to analyse numerical fluid mechanics and the power of a super computer, Zipp is able to understand exactly what makes wheels go fast. Zipp then tests the most promising rim shapes in the wind tunnel and on the road. This process led to the Firecrest rim technology, which allows the airflow and centre of gravity of the wheel to be controlled more effectively, resulting in better aerodynamics, better handling in crosswinds and a better riding experience.
Showstopper technology uses an encapsulated brake track with silicone carbide (SiC) surface for maximum braking performance when wet. The result is a braking performance that is in no way inferior to an aluminium rim, even in torrential rain. Showstopper technology offers more braking power when wet than any other carbon wheel.
This patented rim shape achieves what conventional aero wheels cannot: it simultaneously reduces aerodynamic drag and lateral wind forces, providing the ultimate AeroBalance. In addition, the ABLC recesses ensure improved air flow. The result is lower aerodynamic drag and reduced lateral wind forces at any angle of attack. This is important because the steeper the wind angle, the larger the influence on the handling of the bike.
28" front 9x100: sold out
Manufacturer Part Numbers: 00.1918.381.000 (white), 00.1918.381.001 (black)
28" rear 10x130 Shimano:
Freehub: Shimano Road
Note: Assembly of 8-/9-/10-speed cassettes on Shimano Road freehub bodies requires a 1.85 mm spacer.
Manufacturer Part Numbers: 00.1918.382.000 (white), 00.1918.382.001 (black)
28" rear 10x130 Campa: sold out
Manufacturer Part Numbers: 00.1918.382.007 (white), 00.1918.382.008 (black)
28" rear 10x130 SRAM XD:
Freehub: SRAM XDR
Note: A 1.8 mm spacer is required to mount XD cassettes on an XDR freehub.
Manufacturer Part Numbers: 00.1918.382.013 (white), 00.1918.382.014 (black)
Only available to European & Russian customers.
- 1 x Zipp 404 Firecrest Clincher wheel (front or rear)
- 1 x Zipp quick release
- 1 x rolls of Zipp rim tape
- 1 pair of Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads
- 1 x Zipp valve extender with tool