Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular Wheelset

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Price RM 5,299.00
Condition Used
Posted 13 Sep 2016
Category Wheelsets
Brand -
Gear Range 11 speed
Tire Mounting Tubular

The Firecrest tag comes from Zipp’s uniquely blunt-nosed, fat-bodied rim profile. This is designed to manage both leading and trailing edge airflow to shift the aerodynamic centre of the wheel back towards the hub, rather than near the front edge like simpler wheels.

This is immediately obvious too, with none of the stubborn ‘tramlining’ effect of typical 60mm wheels and it doesn’t snatch the steering in gusting winds either. You’ll still get shoved sideways by squalls, but it’s very predictable and controllable.

While aerodynamic claims are hard to quantify categorically outside the wind tunnel, heart-rate versus speed comparisons show noticeable average speed gains and they hold speed at much broader wind angles than conventional wheels.

The lightweight rims and 1,286g overall weight mean they’re no slouch when sprinting or climbing either, with no rim rub at maximum power. The fatter profile and wider tyre base also makes the 404s surprisingly comfortable, so not only do they increase speed, they also reduce fatigue.

Tubular tires included

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