404: speed limit not found.
Zipp's top-secret R&D department declassifies their second wheelset with the 404 NSW Carbon Clincher. From inside the walls of The Nest, Zipp's best and brightest took what they learned from their masterful 808 NSW creation and imparted the 404 NSW wheels with a 27.8 mm wide profile and an updated ABLC™ SawTooth™ dimpling pattern for even better aero efficiency and crosswind stability. ImPress™ graphics make an aesthetically subtle but significant upgrade performance-wise by printing the logos directly onto the wheel so the work of the aerodynamic dimpling is unaffected unlike with traditional wheel decals.
Zipp made sure to provide ample deceleration capacity to match the NSW 404's increase in speed. Along the outer edges of the rim, you'll find their industry-leading Showstopper™ brake track which incorporates molded-in grooves for consistent wet-weather performance along with extremely strong and abrasion-resistant silicon-carbide particles in the resin. In combination with a rough media-blasted finish, the result is unparalleled braking power and manipulation even in the wettest of weather.
It's not just the rims that passed through The Nest's speed-multiplying program either. The 18 front / 24 rear Sapim CX-Ray spokes are laced to an improved Cognition™ hubset that features uses Axial Clutch™ technology that reduces drag by using a magnet-operated 36-tooth freehub mechanism that disengages when coasting. It also features star-shaped flanges out back along with a scalloped hub shell on the front that serve to reduce the loads placed on the bearings for extended longevity and smoothness.
Claimed weights are 705 g / front, 850 g / rear, 1555 g total. 58 mm rim depth. Rider weight limit is 250 lbs. Includes titanium quick-release skewers, Silca valve extenders, wheel bags, Zipp Platinum Pro Evo brake pads, Zipp 700c x 20 - 28 mm inner tubes, and rim tape.
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I bought these wheels to replace my Roval CLX-64's on my Venge Vias because of braking issues. These wheels stop and now I love my Vias.
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