Now that Zipp has joined the other manufacturers and is now producing the 404 in a carbon clincher model, is there any reason to not own a pair? I have been a big proponent ever since a mate of mine did a full season of cyclocross on his Reynolds, with not so much as a scratch. He was a pretty big rider, and could put out tons of power along with some punishing technical skills. That he did not harm his carbon clinchers several years ago convinced me that the fears many people had were overblown.

My next training wheels will be carbon clinchers.

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