2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 24, 2013
  • Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM UTC

Zipp 404 Carbon Clincher

The draw: Thrive on any ride

It takes more than an aerodynamic rim shape for a wheel to be fast. It must also handle well, remain stable in unpredictable winds and brake reliably. Zipp’s 404 Carbon Clincher excels at all of these, and is a standout in the wind tunnel as well. Its wide rim not only helps reduce aerodynamic drag, but also reduces road vibration and improves cornering by spreading the tire into a larger form. Whether you want a wheel upgrade for races only or to make everyday rides that much more fun, the Zipp 404 excels in every way.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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