The classic all-around performer has evolved to increase its stopping power. The 404 Firecrest Tubular Disc Brake wheel is the choice of the victors and will roll you to greatness.
Disc Brake Revolution
Zipp’s 404 Firecrest Tubular 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. As for speed, 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.
All of that, combined with the performance of disc braking, make the 404 Firecrest Tubular 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. Zipp initially developed its disc-brake wheelsets at more shallow rim depths with the 303 and then 202 Firecrest Disc-brake) or use in cyclocross, gravel and mixed-surface road riding. Now, the era of road disc-braking has arrived. Opening up a wider range of tyre selections, disc brakes allow riders to choose tyres for increased comfort, handling and rolling resistance.
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 Zipp 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.
At the center of the 404 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake is the durable and versatile 77D hub, which offers options for riders to switch wheels from quick-release to thru-axle without tools.
About the 77D:
Bearing preload precision set – that means no pre-load adjustment is needed.
Improved bearing protection and sealant.
Includes Zipp Tangente quick-release skewers with a wider more ergonomic handle to provide more leverage for opening and closing. When closed, the lever contours neatly with the frame.
Thru-axle compatible. Comes with thru-axle end caps that can be swapped by hand:
Front: 12x100mm & 15x100mm
Proprietary flange geometry and spoke hole attachment pattern with Sapim® CX-Ray® spokes to optimize torsional and lateral stiffness without sacrificing weight or robustness.
Each Wheel Includes:
2 sets of Zipp thru-axle end caps
1 Zipp Tangente quick release
1 Zipp rim tape 700c X 20mm**
1 Zipp core valve extension per wheel
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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