Following the success of the 808 NSW, which was ridden to victory at the Pro Men’s Ironman® World Championships and the Elite Women’s UCI Team Time Trial World Championships, Zipp is proud to launch our second wheelset in the NSW Series, the Zipp 404 NSW Carbon Clincher. Our advanced development engineers in our top-secret lab, known as The Nest, have delivered a wheelset with improved braking performance, exceptional aerodynamic efficiency, and unparalleled crosswind stability for our most popular and best-selling rim depth. Like the 808 NSW, the 404 NSW also makes use of our Cognition hubset for increased durability and exceptionally low freehub drag.
No matter where you ride, the 404 NSW is engineered to make that ride faster. With a rim depth of 58mm, the 404 NSW is designed as a do-everything wheelset that is adept at climbing and maintaining speed on the flats; a wheel strong enough to handle the Spring Classics, but light enough to inspire sprints out of corners.
With its advanced aerodynamics, developed using 42 different CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) concept studies and months in the wind tunnel; the 404 NSW’s unrivaled crosswind stability saves watts that would have been spent keeping the bike straight, and provides unequivocal confidence for high speed descending.
When it comes time to slow for a corner, our NSW exclusive Showstopper™ brake track stands ready to deliver the best modulation and shortest stopping distances available, regardless of weather conditions or the length of the descent.
Simply put, the 404 NSW represents the cutting-edge of carbon clincher wheel technology delivered straight from The Nest, where Zipp’s advanced development engineers design the world’s fastest wheels.
Every time a conventional hubset starts to coast, friction within the freehub ratchet mechanism works like a drum brake to slow the rider down. With Cognition’s Axial Clutch™ technology, we’ve reduced this drag by disengaging the ratchet mechanism when coasting. With less internal hub drag a rider can pedal less when drafting in a headwind, achieve higher speeds when coasting in an aero tuck, or opt to stop pedaling a moment sooner before entering a corner and bank that wattage for use exiting the corner. Axial Clutch technology also allows riders to maintain speed through corners that don’t require braking input, thereby increasing corner exit speeds.
Inside the Axial Clutch mechanism we use magnets, rather than steel springs, to move and engage our light weight Metal Injection Molded (MIM) ratchet rings for unmatched reliability and consistent operation. With 36 points of engagement that all interlock simultaneously, there isn’t a more secure freehub mechanism on the market.
Our Axial Clutch freehub mechanism is also compatible with XDR drivers. This gives riders the option to select a 10-42 cassette to assemble a 1x11 drivetrain with an equivalent range to either a compact or standard road double drivetrain.
A star-flanged straight-pull hubshell design on the rear hub distributes the load placed on the hub flange away from the bearings. We’ve also developed a unique scalloped edge hubshell design for our front hub. This scalloped design maintains the bearing bore diameter when high radial spoke tension is applied. Both of these hubshell design elements ensure that bearings quietly stay in place, roll faster, last longer, and provide a laterally stiffer hub. About those bearings, we’ve chosen Swiss stainless steel bearings specially made to our specs to provide the longest lasting, lowest friction performance available.
We’ve employed Zipp’s ImPress™ graphics technology, which prints graphics directly on the wheel, to help allow the dimples to do what they were designed to do – control vortex shedding, the rate at which air sheds off the wheel. Managing this is crucial to stability. Like the 808 NSW, ImPress graphics also give the 404 NSW a distinctive stealthy look while keeping the rim as light as possible.
ABLC SawTooth™ Technology
Our new Sawtooth dimple design consists of 12 nodes that are precisely clocked to start aerodynamic shearing at a rate of 50hz at a rider speed of 20mph. Sawtooth accomplishes this by inducing small sheet vortices that shed at a low magnitude, but at a higher natural frequency, thus decreasing the laminar bubble effect on the aerodynamically shielded side of the rim’s profile to further reduce high yaw drag and improve crosswind stability. That crosswind stability then imparts peace of mind when the weather turns south while saving watts that would have been expended while attempting to hold your line.
When it comes to braking, “good for a carbon rim” wasn’t good enough for the 404 NSW. We wanted braking performance that was better than aluminum rims, and we’ve achieved that goal. Our industry leading silicon carbide Showstopper™ brake track delivers unmatched stopping power and modulation regardless of weather conditions or the length of the descent. With Showstopper™ braking performance, you’ll need to find another excuse not to ride on rainy days.
BORN OF SCIENCE. REALIZED BY HAND.
Zipp 404 NSW was developed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) post-processing software and multiple wind-tunnel trips, including the Aerodynamic Bike Testing Facility at the ARC Wind Tunnel, a short drive from Zipp’s Indianapolis facility. We do this because, as one of our advanced development engineers, Dave Morse, is fond of saying, “The wind tunnel will never be replaced as the gut check for wheel design.” The advanced development engineers at The Nest took that data and created the rim shape that became the 404 NSW.
Zipp 404 NSW rims are laid up, molded, and drilled in the USA by Zipp technicians. Our expert wheel builders then hand lace the rims to our Portuguese-made Cognition hubset using Belgian Sapim CX-Ray spokes and Secure-Lock nipples to ensure precision alignment and even spoke tension. The end result is a handcrafted wheelset that stays fast and true for years to come.
Each Wheel Includes:
• Zipp Tangente titanium black skewer
• Zipp valve extender by Silca
• Zipp individual wheel bag
• Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo brake pads
• Zipp Tangente tube 700c x 20-28mm
• Zipp rim tape 700c x 20mm
- The Best of the Best
- Wheelset Weight - 1555g
- Rim Depth - 58mm
- Zipp's Ground Breaking Cognition Hubset
Products are delivered Australia wide using a Courier Service and the package usually requires a signature upon delivery. Shipping costs are influenced by the size and weight of the product and your location. Exact shipping costs are calculated in the shopping cart and will be added to the order total before checkout.
For best delivery results, please provide an address where a person can sign for your package. If there is no one available at time of delivery, you will be contacted to arrange an alternative for the collection your parcel.
Orders are dispatched within 5 business days and shipping times are estimated at between 4-12 business days depending on your location within Australia. Please be aware deliveries outside of metropolitan areas may take longer.
Exchange, Returns, and Refunds Policy
Refund, Return and Warranty Policy
At Bike Force Docklands we want our customers to be completely satisfied with their purchase.
We therefore recommend you read this Refund, Return and Warranty Policy prior to you making a purchase from Bike Force Docklands, so you are familiar with our policy on refunds, returns and warranty and your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
We also recommend you immediately inspect any goods that we deliver to you or that you collect from the Bike Force Docklands store, to ensure you are completely satisfied with the goods, including that the goods are of acceptable quality, and match the description we have provided to you.
About our Refund, Return & Warranty Policy
This is the Refund, Repair and Return Policy of Bike Force Docklands, and applies where you make a purchase from the Bike Force Docklands store and our online store website.
Change of Mind
Please choose carefully as refunds are not provided where you have simply changed your mind, made a wrong selection or simply found the goods cheaper elsewhere. While online, we recommend you carefully preview any orders before adding them to your shopping cart and proceeding with your order.
Bike Purchases and Change of Mind
Please do your research beforehand and choose carefully. If you are purchasing a bike online or over the phone, please review the geometry of the bike and ensure it is adequate for your requirements before purchase. If you have made a bike purchase and have a "Change of Mind" or made an incorrect selection, under Australian Consumer Law, we do not have an obligation to provide a refund. We may offer you an exchange, store credit to the value of your purchase or charge you a 10% cancellation fee to cover our freight, ordering, building and stocking fee. Note: This "Change of Mind" will not be possible if we have ordered the bike in store especially for you.
We will offer you an exchange of product or store credit, if your product is an item we normally stock in store and if you return the product in it's original condition with original undamaged packaging within 7 days of purchase. Proof of purchase must be supplied. The consumer will pay for all postage (return and exchange) for online/phone purchases. There is an administration fee of $25 applied to all goods exchanged.
For items that is a special order from a supplier (we normally do not stock in store) and is ordered especially for you, we are unable to provide an exchange or store credit unless the item has a manufacturer defect.
Helmets are safety items and we are unable to accept exchange or change of mind for these items except for a manufacturer defect.
If you believe an item is faulty, you may have rights to a remedy under the Australian Consumer Law. However the Australian Consumer Law does recognise that the relevant time period may vary by product (or service) depending on the nature of the goods (or service), the price paid and any representations made about the goods (or service).
Where you believe an item is faulty, it may be necessary for us to send your goods to the manufacturer or their service agent for it to be assessed within a reasonable period of time. If there is a major failure with the item, we may choose to refund, exchange or repair. If the failure is minor, we will repair the item (or, at our discretion, we may replace the item or refund you) within a reasonable time.
Where an item is damaged through misuse, by accident or abnormal use, Bike Force Docklands will not provide a refund, exchange, repair or pay for shipping. Bike Force Docklands will require satisfactory proof of purchase before providing a remedy under the Australian Consumer Law.
All goods supplied by Bike Force Docklands are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. A staff member will assist you with any return or repair. This may include inspecting the goods, arranging for the goods to be sent for repair, or providing you with a replacement. Goods must be returned within the manufacturer’s warranty period.
Goods returned for repair will be assessed and/or repaired within a reasonable time. You may be provided with an indicative repair time, which time may vary due to reasons beyond ours or the repairer’s reasonable control, such as part availability and incorrect fault description.
You may be required to pay labour, assessment and/or freight fees, such as where goods are assessed to have been damaged by misuse or accident, or where your rights under the Australian Consumer Law or any manufacturer’s warranty do not apply. We may provide you with an indicative fee, this fee may vary due to reasons beyond our control.
If any goods that you return are capable of retaining user generated data such as files stored on a hard drive, telephone numbers stored on a mobile phone and songs stored on a portable media player, the replacement or repair of the goods may result in loss of the data. In these circumstances, we recommend you back up data to prevent data loss, and remove sensitive or confidential data, as a party assessing and/or repairing your goods may be required to view data in the course of carrying out the assessment. We will not be responsible for any data loss.
In some circumstances, goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods.
Proof of purchase
Warranty or repair requests must be accompanied by one of the following proof of purchase documents:
Original register receipt, an electronic or photograph will be accepted
Online Tax Invoice (order confirmations will not be accepted)
Original return/exchange receipt/gift receipt
Financial Statement (i.e bank statement, credit card statement)
Goods Damaged in Transit
If you have selected to purchase insurance for products delivered and any of the goods arrive damaged, please contact our store as soon as possible. Damaged goods must be returned in the condition received by you with all original packaging, accessories and/or manuals.
Where Bike Force Docklands considers the goods to have breached a consumer guarantee, any freight costs to return the goods to Bike Force Docklands will be refunded after an assessment of the goods. Freight charges for International shipment is not covered by this policy.
Privacy when making a return
Bike Force Docklands is committed to protecting your privacy. You may be asked to present photo identification so that we can record your name, identification type, identification number and expiry date and verify your signature. Acceptable identification must also include your full name with a future expiry date.
Information collected will be securely stored for a reasonable period of time. It may be used for fraud protection activities and for the purpose of Bike Force Docklands research and analysis. It may be disclosed to state and territory departments upon request, as required by law.
Making a Warranty claim
When returning your product, please make sure you provide the following details:
- your full name, mobile & email address
- copy of your receipt
- photos of the fault or warranty claim
- reason why you are returning the product
- your instructions informing us how you would like the issue resolved
This will ensure the issue is resolved as quickly as possible.