The new Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher is something like we have never seen before, evolutionary by nature and inspired by the Humpback Whale. In the natural world, creatures are honed over generations to achieve a competitive edge within their environment. Zipp has adapted that − new shapes and forms that are designed to achieve a higher degree of efficiency and control.
From Zipp …. “This added stability translates into greater rider control, thereby saving energy that is typically expended trying to hold a line in gusting wind. The result is a faster, more confident riding experience whether you are laying down power or descending sinuous mountain roads. Providing extra confidence, Zipp’s industry leading Carbon Clincher technology is durable and reliable, with no heat-related failures.”
The 454 NSW also features their silicon carbide Showstopper™ brake track that allows you to brake later with more stopping power and greater control regardless of weather conditions or the length of the descent. Zipp’s ImPress™ NSW graphics technology, which prints graphics directly onto the rim, reduces weight and helps the HexFin™ ABLC dimples to do their aerodynamic job while elevating the wheel’s visual allure to new heights.
Each Indianapolis-made 454 NSW® rim requires 12 hours to create and represents a true blending of hand craftsmanship and advanced manufacturing techniques so maybe that has something to do with the crazy price.
Included with the Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher
Each Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Clincher 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.
Learn more at Zipp.com and and be ready to cough up $4,000.00 … yeah the decimal is in the right place.