Are Zipp 404 worth the money?

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?

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 size tires fit a Zipp 404?

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. Unless you’re a bigger rider, by which Zipp means anyone over ~190lbs (~86kg), at which point they think you’ll be faster with a 28mm tire…

How much do Zipp 404 wheels weigh?

Zipp 404 Firestrike Aero Wheels Get a Little Sleeker and Smoother

Wheel Depth Weight
Bontrager Aeolus 7 TLR D3 70mm 1565g (claimed)
Reynolds 58 Aero 58mm 1580 (claimed)
Enve 6.7 60mm front, 70mm rear 1591 (claimed)
Zipp 404 Firestrike 58mm 1620g (claimed), 1644g (my scale)

Are Zipp wheels any good?

A joy to ride and at a reasonable price. Being hookless and optimised for a 28mm tubeless setup might be a downer for some, but if you’re fully converted to wider tyres and liquid over tubes, buy these ones.

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.

What is the rim depth of Zipp 404?

With a rim depth of 58mm, the 404 NSW is designed as a do-everything wheelset that is adept at climbing and maintaining speed on the flats; a wheel strong enough to handle the Spring Classics, but light enough to inspire sprints out of corners.

How wide is Zipp 404?

Hub Used: 88 Front / 188/V9 Rear. Rim Depth: 58mm. Brake Track Width (centre): 24.73mm. Max Width: 26.53mm.

Can you make Zipp 404 tubeless?

Zipp has revamped its entire clincher line up – 202, 303, 404, 808 in both Firecrest and NSW spec – to be tubeless ready and disc brake compatible.

Are Zipp 404 tubeless compatible?

Zipp’s legendary speed weapon, the 404 Firecrest, is better than ever. This go-to rim-brake wheelset is, for the first time, tubeless ready. That means you can run reduced tire pressure for reduced rolling resistance and increased cornering grip and compliance without the risk of pinch flats.