Note: Production of the Zipp 404 650c hybrid clincher ended in June 2012. Zipp will continue to provide ongoing support for this product through our normal sales/service channels.
Our timeless 58 mm rim depth made available in a light, fast 650c version for all sizes of riders who want to run a clincher setup that can tackle any event on any terrain. For 2012, we’re updating the 650c versions of the 404 with our revised 88/188 hubset. The new rear 188 has a 7.5 mm-wider hub stance, and the non-driveside flange has been canted 2 degrees for additional stiffness and reliability. The wheelset is available in a classic Falcon Grey color scheme or the stealthy Beyond Black, featuring black hubs, spokes and logos.
Please use 16mm x 0.5mm x 605c rim tape to make tire mounting easier.
Note: This wheel uses our legacy hybrid-torodal rim shape and NOT the Firecrest®.MSRP:
Front wheel $1,265 / €1,154
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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.