Zipp 404 Clincher Front Bicycle Wheel utilizes the go-anywhere, win-anything 58
mm rim depth model and convenience of clincher tires with an aluminum brake
greater strength and reliability, Zipp’s M2CM™ technology fuses the aluminum
hoop to the inner carbon section during the molding process. And still, the 404
clincher features Zipp’s exclusive ABLC™ dimples, VCLC™ vibration-reduction
technologies, and the smooth, stiff and durable 88/188 hubset.
for 2012, the 88/188 hubset has been improved with a 7.5 mm wider bearing stance
and a body shape canted out by 2 degrees for added stiffness and strength. The
fully sealed hubset comes in a stealthy Beyond Black.
Recommended and approved brake pads.
These brake pads have been tested and approved by Zipp for use with their
tubular and all carbon clinchers. Failure to comply with these recommendations
could negate your warranty.
Tangente Platinum Pro
Zipp Tangente cork pads
Bontrager cork pads
Zipp carbon/carbon pads
SwissStop yellow pads
Advanced Boundary Layer Control (ABLC) refers to the patented and instantly
recognizable dimpled pattern found on most of Zipp’s rims. ABLC smoothes airflow
across the rim's surface and is tailored to every model from the 202 to the Sub9
disc. 2009 sees the third-generation of ABLC, with up to 4 times more dimples
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.
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 Zipp’s tubular rims and their
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
88/188 Hub Technology -
Every aspect of Zipp’s 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 Zipp has tested. The wire EDM-cut hub internals are the most precise.
The SHIFT spoke hole technology is the most durable. When it comes to precision
and performance, there's really no comparison.
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