Few wheels can claim the pedigree and speed of Zipp's 404s. These wonder-wheels boast 58mm-deep, dimpled, carbon/aluminum rims for the holy trinity of wind-cheating aerodynamics, gossamer weight and power-boosting lateral stiffness. Plus, Zipp's Multi-Material Co-Molding technology provides extra impact resistance for mile-after-mile durability. And, these top-notch rims are laced to Zipp's precision hubs that boast some of the roundest ball bearings in the industry for maximum speed out on the road. With countless ProTour race victories, world championships and Olympic medals, it's no wonder the 404s are some of the most revered wheels on the planet.
For maximum aerodynamic efficiency, and an incredibly fast ride, all of Zipp's carbon rims have a dimpled outer surface that minimizes drag.
Zipp's Visco-elastic Constrained Layer Control takes away the harsh ride of deep-dish carbon rims by sandwiching a layer of viscous material in between two layers of structural carbon, reducing road vibration by up to 10%, giving you a ride that is both blazingly fast and decadently smooth.
All of Zipp's clincher wheels use their Multi-Material Co-Molding (M2CM) process that seamlessly bonds the aluminum extrusion to the carbon rim for superb braking and extraordinary strength.
In 1988 high-end bicycles were constructed of steel, down-tube shifters were on all the pros' rides and toe-clips were still commonplace. And if it weren't for the advent of one company, Zipp, that very year we may still be riding those same bikes today. The rogue start-up out of Indianapolis, Indiana stunned the cycling industry with two technologically advanced carbon fiber disc wheels that promised to revolutionize the bikes we ride and our concept of speed.
Just two years after their first disc wheels were unveiled, Zipps were piloted to victory in the Hawaii Ironman, which served as the beginning of the incredible relationship between Zipp and triathletes, a group that's notoriously fickle about their components. Zipp wheels are so renowned in tri circles that they were ridden by a record 66% of the field at the 2008 Ironman World Championships.
Zipp is a leader in the road world, as well. Their first deep-dish carbon wheelset, the 400, was released in 1991 and they've since released a series of incredibly aero and light wheels like their hallmark 404 and the super-fast 808. They've also been the main innovators for other modern technologies such as ceramic bearings, carbon cranksets, integrated aero bars and super-light carbon handlebars. These breakthroughs have brought them victories in countless triathlons, national championships, world championships, Olympic medals and monuments of pro cycling like Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, the Tour de France and more.
Zipp's reputation for excellence has made them the choice of many top athletes in every cycling discipline. America's favorite team, Garmin-Slipstream, uses their wheels as well as the Cervelo Test Team of Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre and a large contingent of triathletes like Tim DeBoom and Normann Stadler.
Not only can Zipp wheels and components improve the riding of world-class athletes, but they will add free speed to every one of your rides, too. So come check out our full range of cutting-edge Zipp bicycle wheels and components and experience "speed weaponry."
|Weight (Front/Rear)||700c: 750/865 grams; 650c: 669/786 grams|
|Lacing (Front/Rear)||Radial/Radial & 1-cross|
|Cassette Compatibility||Shimano/SRAM/Campagnolo (cassette sold separately)|