Simply extraordinary. Two-wheel enthusiasts were waiting for the Fulcrum® “aluminium/carbon” wheels and the wait has been rewarded. Indeed the Red WindTM XLR represent the top-of-the-range wheels in this segment thanks to their outstanding performance: the special aluminium/carbon structure combined with the oversize hub and spokes with the DRSC ™ fastening system (Directional Rim-Spoke Coupling) give the wheel incredible responsiveness. Available in the Dark Label and Bright Label version.
This is the Dark Label Version.
CULT™ - Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology™
Behind this project is the exclusiveness of Cronitect® steel; using “Advanced by FAG” technology by Schaeffler Group employed for the bearing races. This is steel which takes resistance to corrosion to the highest level; to the point that, no grease is necessary for lubrication, just a small amount of oil.
The top quality ceramic balls, thanks to the absence of lubricating grease and the precision machining of the cup/cone, allow to drastically reduce the friction coefficient and thus increase the smoothness of the wheel by as much as 9 times compared to standard bearings. An outstanding result achieved by using cutting-edge technologies in the field of materials processing.
The test performed involves spinning the wheel to 500 rpms then letting it decelerate. The test results are amazing: the wheel equipped with CULT™ ball bearings continues its motion for a full 45 minutes, i.e. nine times longer than standard bearings
Fulcrum Road Wheel Features:
RIM PROFILE OPTION - clincher: it allows to use the traditional clincher
INTEGRATED ALUMINIUM/CARBON RIM STRUCTURE - the exclusive coupling system of the aluminium rim and carbon structure makes the rim extremely rigid, it allows for excellent responsiveness levels and durability of the wheel
EXCLUSIVE PRESSING SYSTEM FOR THE RIM IN UNPAINTED CARBON - enables an extremely limited weight and a smooth surface free from imperfections
AERODYNAMIC PROFILE IN STEEL - ensuring the maximum aerodynamic penetration and, thanks to the material employed, lower weight and greater reactivity
SELF-LOCKING OVERSIZE ALUMINIUM NIPPLES - they reduce the peripheral mass of the wheel to a minimum, thus increasing responsiveness. The nipples' self-locking system provides the correct tension of the spokes and does not require any maintenance
ALUMINIUM HUB BODY - gives the wheel a high degree of lateral stiffness and reduces weight to the minimum
OVERSIZED FLANGE ON THE DRIVE SIDE - increases the torsional stiffness, increasing reactivity at each change in rhythm of the pedal stroke
CUP AND CONE BEARINGS - easy ball/bearing adjustment – reduces possible ball/bearing play – precision operation – maintains performance over time
ALUMINIUM AXLE - it reduces the weight of the wheel
QUICK RELEASE - New, completely redesigned and lighter aerodynamic-profile wheel block. Steel spine and eccentric, lever with drill lightening and aluminum die. Eccentric-closure system allows cyclist to modulate the pressure necessary for heightened sensitivity to find the proper closure for the block. Easy to use, with a material resistant to wear and tear, rust, and pressure
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