While other manufacturers were "first to market" with the carbon clincher it can be said the Zipp are "best to market" with there new 404 Firecreast carbon clincher.
Years in the making, Zipp have not only tested but developed the new 404 in the wind tunnel and the new 404 comes out ahead of the competition.
The safety of the carbon clincher is also something the engineers at Zipp have mastered, the new 404 passes all US and EU safety tests.
58mm deep all carbon clincher rims made from a thermally resistant material
25.5mm width at the brake track
27.5mm width at the widest part of the rim
Ideal for both 21mm and 23mm clincher tires
Tangent cork brake pads, stainless skewers, rim tape and value extenders included
Sapim spokes with alloy nipples(16 front-radial 20 rear-radial drive, 2 cross non drive)
Zipp 88/188 hubs
Weight 1557 grams for the pair (718g front + 839g rear)