The Zipp 404 Carbon Clincher is the first all-carbon wheel set from the company. This newly developed rim set was originally patterned from Firecrest. Zipp designed this new wheel set to deliver a 1557g wheel set with a 58mm rim. The full profile has a high radius curve that can be adjusted to the width of the rim from 25.5mm to a 27.5mm braking track which is also its widest point.
Spending two years on creating this product, Zipp Technical Director Josh Poertner claimed this to be something that people are looking forward to. So far this is also one of the biggest leap they had even taken this year.
The Carbon Clincher is wider and has a less tapered shape that its tubular 404 which gives a great improvement on the aerodynamics of the rear wheel. This is also stiffer than the regular ones thanks to the extra width in the rim design. A heat-resistant resin is made as a base to fight brake-induced heat on the break surface.
So if you want something versatility and good performance, then the Zipp 404 Carbon Clincher is definitely a good choice for regular riders, triathletes and road racers of all ages.