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Back 6.20.2014

Zipp Introduces Two New Wheelsets

Indianapolis, IN USA: First launched in 2010, Firecrest® set a new standard for speed through aerodynamic performance and stability in a bicycle wheel. The mathematically derived rim shape marked a new age in wheel design allowing all of us to go faster, more confidently. Yet, in our relentless pursuit of speed, there is always room for improvement.

Zipp® is proud to introduce our all new Firestrike™ aerodynamic rim design, which draws on the same patented technology used in Firecrest. Packaged in the venerable 404, we have added Showstopper™ brake track technology, tuned our ABLC dimple platform and included a host of engineering advancements to create our highest performing wheelset to date in the 404 Firestrike Carbon Clincher.


Additionally, the 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher is now available with Disc-brake compatibility. In 2013 Zipp brought you our first disc brake compatible road wheel set, the 303 Firecrest Disc-brake.  Since that time the demand for pure road bikes utilizing Disc-brake technology has dramatically increased, and with road cycling weight reduction is paramount.  202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher retains it’s class leading aerodynamics, durability and impact resistance, making this a perfect wheel for everyday training, racing or the occasional gravel road excursion.


Both wheelsets will be available in the coming weeks at your local bicycle shop.