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404 Clincher

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.

Recommended and approved brake pads

Note: This wheel uses our legacy hybrid-toroidal rim shape and NOT the Firecrest®.


Front wheel $1,035 / €946
Rear wheel  $1,265 / €1,154

Set Weight 1640g
Max recommended rider weight (lbs) 225lbs
Front Wheel
Weight 740g
Rim Used 505
Hub Used 88
Rim Depth 58.0mm
Max Width 22.45mm
Spoke Count 16
Spoke Pattern Radial
Spoke Length 246mm
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Track Adaptable Yes
Dimpled Surface Yes
External Nipples Yes
Rear Wheel
Weight 900g
Hub Used 188
Rim Used 505
Rim Depth 58.0mm
Max Width 22.45mm
Nominal Tire Bed Width 13.72mm
Spoke Count 20
Spoke Length Non-Drive 248mm
Spoke Pattern Non-Drive Cross
Spoke Length Drive 234mm
Spoke Pattern Drive Radial
Max Tire Pressure 125psi
Track Adaptable No
Dimpled Surface Yes
External Nipples Yes Review  July 2009 reviews the new 606 setup with the 404 and 808 wheels.

Dr. Allen Lim and Jonathan Vaughters talk to  March 2009

Ben Edwards of 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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