Are Zipp 404 worth the money?

Even if it might seem pricy if you’re on a tight budget, Zipp’s 404 Wheelset has proven to be great value over time. The flawless combination of rigidity, strength, and aerodynamic performance make these wheels ideal to be used in most weather and road conditions.

Is Zipp 404 good for climbing?

One good thing about Zipp 404 is that they are a very good all rounder. Mark Cavendish used them for sprinting. You can use them in time trials, you can use them in hill climbs.

What size tires fit a Zipp 404?

Zipp 404 Firecrest actual weights & widths The big change on this latest model of 404 wheels is the move to a wider, straight-side (meaning “hookless”) rim bed that’s optimized for 700x25mm tubeless tires.

Are Zipp wheels faster?

From his tests, the rider discovers: With conventional wheels, he can ride 20 minutes at an average speed of 41.12 kph with an average power of 379 watts. With the Zipp 808 NSW aero wheels he rides 51 minutes at an average speed of 41.13 kph and average power of 344 watts.

Are Zipp 404 Hookless?

Zipp’s use of hookless (straight side) rims in the 404 Firecrest is integral to Making You Faster. With hookless, the transition between the tire and the rim is more seamless and aero.

What is the difference between Zipp NSW and Firecrest?

Zipps says the 404 Firecrest wheelset is 370g lighter, 4 watts faster and £720 cheaper, while the 454 NSW is more than 450g lighter, 10 watts faster and £370 cheaper.

How much do Zipp 404 wheels weigh?

The Zipp 404 Firecrest wheels combine a relatively light weight (1,428g, measured) with a 58mm deep rim. The result is a wheelset which delivers a real boost when riding at speed – but that also is responsive to accelerations and a rapid climber. It’s a fantastic all-rounder and is a great choice for most terrains.

What is the difference between Zipp Firecrest and NSW?

How wide are Zipp 404?

With a 40mm-deep, 25mm-wide (internal) rim, it’s a wheel that excels at road, gravel riding and even cyclocross. So why would you need the 404 wheels? Well, Zipp suggests these are the ones to go for if flat-out, fast road riding is your thing.

What does NSW stand for on Zipp wheels?

Nest Speed Works
The Nest operation inside Zipp’s Indianapolis facility in Indiana, USA, is capable of making everything from rapid prototypes to full ride-ready wheelsets. The NSW designation stands for Nest Speed Works. While the 808 is very much a specialist wheelset for TT and tri duties, the 404 is more of road racing wheel.

Where are Zipp wheels made?

Zipp Firecrest rims are embossed with Zipp’s oval “Z” logo. The carbon on the inner diameter of most all Zipp rims is embossed with “Handmade in Speedway, Indiana” or “Handmade in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.”