The Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular Front Wheel is a 58 mm rim profile that has been a classic in Zipp's arsenal that dates back to the early 1990s. These days, the 404 Tubular is still winning races from the Queen K to L’Alpe d’Huez. Now, with the advanced Firecrest aero-rim shape, Zipp's leading all-around performer is an even greater threat to win any race on any terrain. By controlling airflow around the back half of the wheel, 404 Firecrest is faster. That’s because Firecrest moves the center of pressure closer to the steering axis so crosswinds exert less side force on the wheel. The result is a more stable ride. Beyond aerodynamics and stability, the 404 Firecrest’s wider profile offers a slew of other benefits on the road. The upgraded lateral stiffness makes the 404 Firecrest even more responsive to accelerations and more precise when cornering. And its composite structure is designed to absorb impacts by flexing slightly outward – which gives you a comfortable ride and long-term durability. Even with all the improvements from Firecrest technology the 404 Firecrest Tubular’s weight is a light 640 grams. On the climbs, it goes toe-to-toe with shallower, less aero rivals. On the flats, it hangs with deeper, less nimble competitors. If any one wheel can do it all, it’s the 404 Firecrest Tubular Front Wheel.
Firecrest rim profile
Wider rim width
ABLC rim dimples
Zipp 88 hub with Swiss steel bearings
Max recommended rider weight: 250lbs
Decal color: Black (BLK) and White (WHT)
Includes: Zipp QR lever, Zipp brake pads (2), Zipp deluxe valve extender (41mm), Zipp standard valve extender (41mm), Zipp valve extender wrench (2), and owner's manual