Note: Production of the Zipp 404 hybrid clincher ended in June 2012. Zipp will continue to provide ongoing support for this product through our normal sales/service channels.
See the Zipp 60 as an alternative wheel set.
The clincher version of the 404 utilizes the go-anywhere, win-anything 58 mm rim depth model and convenience of clincher tires with an aluminum brake track.
For greater strength and reliability, Zipp’s M2CM™ technology fuses the aluminum hoop to the inner carbon section during the molding process. And still, the 404 clincher features Zipp’s exclusive ABLC™ dimples, VCLC™ vibration-reduction technologies, and the smooth, stiff and durable 88/188 hubset.
New for 2012, the 88/188 hubset has been improved with a 7.5 mm wider bearing stance and a body shape canted out by 2 degrees for added stiffness and strength. The fully sealed hubset comes in a stealthy Beyond Black or classic Falcon Grey color schemes.
Please use 16mm x 0.5mm x 700c rim tape to make tire mounting easier.
Note: This wheel uses our legacy hybrid-toroidal rim shape and NOT the Firecrest®.MSRP:
Front wheel $1,035 / €946
TestRider.com Review July 2009
TestRider.com reviews the new 606 setup with the 404 and 808 wheels. http://www.testrider.com/fly.aspx?layout=player&video=100
Dr. Allen Lim and Jonathan Vaughters talk to testrider.com March 2009
Ben Edwards of testrider.com caught up with Dr. Allen Lim and Jonathan Vaughters of Team Garmin Slipstream at the Amgen Tour of California. Find out why riding Zipp Wheels during the Tour can give a rider the equivalant of an extra day of rest!
August 404 Clincher Review October 2008
ABLC™ (Aerodynamic Boundary Layer Control)
Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) refers to the patented and instantly recognizable dimpled pattern found on all of our carbon rims. ABLC smoothes airflow across the rim's surface and is tailored to every model from the 202 to the Super-9 Disc. The third-generation of ABLC has up to four times more dimples than before.
VCLC™ (Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control)
Visco-Elastic Constrained Layer Control (VCLC) uses a vibration-absorbing material sandwiched between layers of rigid carbon laminate in the rim. When the wheel receives an impact from the road, much of the shock is absorbed by the VCLC system, delivering a 10% reduction in vibration.
M2CM™ (Multi-Material Co-Molding)
Multi-Material Co-Molding (M2CM)ensures that Zipp clincher rims are the world's strongest. The process permanently fuses a sub-200 gram aluminum hoop to a carbon structure with the same dimpling as our tubular rims and our patented toroidal bulge, which acts as a leaf spring to reinforce the aluminum during impacts. The spokes lace directly to the carbon body for a fully structural rim that blends the ride feel of carbon with the braking performance of aluminum.
88/188 Hub Technology
Every aspect of our 88 and 188 hubs sets a new benchmark. The standard steel bearings are the roundest in the industry. The 17mm axle is the stiffest of any road hub we've tested. The wire EDM-cut hub internals are the most precise. When it comes to precision and performance, there's really no comparison.