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Custom Zipp 404 Firecrest Front Wheel

Custom Zipp 404 Firecrest Front Wheel
Zipp 404 Firecrest clinchers with red Chris King R45 hubs Zipp 404 Firecrest clinchers with DT Swiss 240s front hub Zipp 404 Firecrest clinchers with Chris King R45 hubs and white DT Aerolite spokes
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Zipp Firecrest Aerodynamic Advantage

The Zipp 404 Firecrest rim is a classic in Zipp's arsenal that dates back to the early 1990s. 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.

Zipp's wind tunnel testing confirms that widening the Firecrest rim and changing the sidewall's curvature profile improves aerodynamics, ride quality and stiffness. Without giving up the proven benefits of the toroidal shape, the wider rim shape moves the center of pressure closer to the rider, providing more stable, predictable handling than rims of equal or even shallower depth.

In both tubular and clincher versions, the wider Firecrest design better protects tires and places more rubber on the road while cornering without adding rolling resistance. A wider rim offers greater vertical compliance for control and comfort on rough surfaces while increasing lateral stiffness for sprinting and cornering.

Zipp's solution to heat buildup on carbon clincher brake surfaces during heavy braking is the integration of a heat-resistant resin based on materials used in Formula 1 brakes. Available exclusively to Zipp, this new technology resists heat for more consistent braking performance and tire pressure on long descents. This technology improves heat dissipation so substantially that Firecrest is the only carbon clincher to pass stringent European safety testing without limitations on rider weight or brake pad options. Select your ideal rim, hub, spokes and nipples and we'll custom hand build your world-class Zipp Firecrest wheel.

About Our Custom Builds:

All Wheelbuilder custom handbuilt wheels pass through our exacting quality assurance process, which includes full tension analysis with meters designed, built and calibrated in-house. Modern engineering production methods adopted from automotive and aerospace manufacturing are used to guarantee accuracy during each step of our build process. No detail in our assembly or quality assurance process is left to chance. Learn more about the Wheelbuilder Difference.

Not sure what to choose? Call (626-442-4444) or email us. We're always happy to discuss component options and make recommendations for optimal performance.

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Note: If you would like to further customize your build with a unique combination of white, red, black or silver spokes, please leave us a note in the special instructions field and we will work out the details with you via email.

Includes:

  • Base package price includes Zipp 404 Firecrest clincher rim, DT Swiss 350 hub, black DT Aero Comp bladed spokes, alloy nipples, rim tape, and labor.

Important: Zipp Firecrest rims are supplied with black decals. White, green, pink, red, or blue decals can be added for a surcharge.

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Answered on Sep 13, 2016
The Zipp 202 or ENVE 2.5 with bladed spokes would build into a "lightweight" carbon clincher disc brake wheelset with the weight landing in the 1400-1500g range. Going with a deeper rim such as the 404 or ENVE 4.5 AR would build into a true aero wheelset with the weight being in the ballpark of 1600g - 1700g. Please contact us or visit our road disc brake section of the site for more information: http://www.wheelbuilder.com/custom-road-cx-disc-brake-wheels/

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