Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 24 spokes 10/11 Speed SRAM Cassette Body Black Decal

Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Rear Wheel 24 spokes 10/11 Speed SRAM Cassette Body Black Decal
Brand: ZIPP
Product Code: ZPWH40441002
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Naturally, Zipp chose to launch their groundbreaking Firecrest® and Carbon Clincher designs with their 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, Zipps 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, Zipp are confident that the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher lives up to the hype.

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 1,615 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.

New for 2014, the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is built with a the latest iteration of our 188 rear hub, the V9, along with new spoke-lacing pattern for the rear wheel - refinements that result in improved stiffness and durability. The new hub was developed in cooperation of superstar sprinter Mark Cavendish of the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team and is in use by other top pro cyclists and triathletes including Pete Jacobs and Mirinda Carfrae.

Cavendish received early hub prototypes in January 2013 and logged 13,000 kilometers (8,078 miles) on continually refined variants, including his stage victories at the Giro d’Italia and the 2013 Tour de France. His feedback helped optimize the hub’s flange geometry, stiffness and weight.The new 188/V9 hub has larger precision Swiss steel bearings for increased durability. Our new “virtual 3 cross” lacing on both sides of rear wheel improves stiffness, achieving 3 cross stiffness in a 2 cross pattern with a new spoke geometry. The 188/V9 has 25 percent more torsional stiffness than a leading competitive hub. This measure of stiffness is crucial for the direct power transfer to the rear wheel for out-of-the saddle sprints and climbs. The new hub also is laterally (side-to-side) stiffer that its rival or predecessor.


  • New for 2014 wheels, our fully die cut matte White and matte Black rim decals are borderless, thinner and lighter.
  • 11 speed compatible
  • This wheelset is not tubeless compatible.
  • Use 20mm rim tape with this wheelset.


Set Weight    1620g   
Max Recommended Rider    250lbs   

Front Wheel

Weight    725g   
Hub Used    88
Rim Depth    58mm   
Brake Track Width (center)    24.73mm   
Max Width 26.53mm
Clincher Bead Width 16.25mm
Spokes  Sapim CX-Ray   
Spoke Count  18
Spoke Pattern Radical
Spoke Length 246mm
Max Tyre Pressure 125psi
Max Tyre Pressure 8.62 bars
Track Adaptable Yes
Dimpled Surface Yes
Ceramic Bearing Aftermarket
Nipples Sapim
External Nipples Yes

Rear Wheel

Weight    895g   
Hub Used    188/V9   
Rim Depth    58mm
Brake Track Width (center)     24.73mm   
Max Width 27.5mm
Clincher Bead Width 16.25mm
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray   
Spoke Count 24
Spoke Length Non-Drive 252mm
Spoke Pattern Non-Drive 2 cross
Spoke Pattern Drive 2 cross
Spoke Length Drive 228mm
Max Tyre Pressure 125psi
Max Tyre Pressure 8.62 bars
11-speed compatible hub Yes
Track Adaptable  No
Dimpled Surface Yes
Ceramic Beading  Aftermarket
Nipples Sapim
External Nipples Yes

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