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404 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Wheel - Tubeless - 2021
Why We Like The 404 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Wheel
In what may be the quintessential wheel for paved racing events, Zipp’s 404 NSW Carbon Disc Brake Wheel offers up new compatibility with tubeless tires and fresh graphics that enhance visuals and performance. Suppose you are not swayed by the Zipp 454 NSW’s undulating profile and lean a bit more traditional when it comes to wheel shapes. In that case, the unwavering medium-depth of the 404 NSW has a proven legacy of success both locally and on the professional circuit. At 58mm in depth, Zipp feels the 404 optimizes direct headwind aerodynamics and controls side-gusts and heavy crosswinds for the traditionally-shaped design. For fans of the Zipp dimpled pattern, the 404 carries the ABLC Sawtooth pattern forward to help manage airflow around the wheel and provide a more stable steering performance at high speeds and during heavy winds. Fresh graphics use ImPress direct-print technology to improve the function of the dimples for enhanced aerodynamics, Zipp claims.
A primary feature of the 404 is tubeless compatibility, showing Zipp’s commitment to modern advancements in rolling performance and the demands of the modern cyclist. The hooked rim works with traditional tubes; however, with tubeless tires, you can roll lower psi with greater confidence and improve the tire’s contact patch for massive cornering grip. Not to mention, you’ll likely have your rides stymied less frequently by puncture flats.
Zipp laces the 404 to Cognition DB hubs that use an Axial Clutch for reduced mechanical resistance to boost rolling speed and momentum when coasting. Essentially, compared to traditional three-pawl hubs, you’ll roll faster and by slowed down less when coasting. This could be the game-changer when considering the fatigue that builds up during an hour of fast, multiple corner criterium racing, and straining to save energy wherever possible.
- Versatile wheel ideal for crits, road racing, and triathlon
- Mid-depth profile for consistent aero performance in head & crosswind
- Tubeless-ready design with a hooked bead to allow use with clinchers
- Cognition hub offers reduced resistance when coasting
- Fresh graphics support the higher performance of the dimpled profile
- Center lock disc compatible with included lockring
- Compatible with Campagnolo driver body (sold separately)
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