Fulcrum Racing Speed wheelsets - tubular

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

Racing Speed™ wheels are the professionals’ favourites: extremely light, aerodynamic and with excellent resistance to torsion. Only 1,300 grams which take off at the fi rst hint of a spurt on the pedals, thanks to the Fulcrum’s 2:1 Two to One™ Spoke Ratio concept.
Full-carbon 50 mm rim and aluminium hubs with adjustable bearings and aero spokes with differentiated thickness make them an irreplaceable tool in the toughest competitions. Racing Speed™ wheels require the use of special pads.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cervelott a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2011

Strengths:    Light
Aero-very fast
Outstanding quality

Weaknesses:    Expensive

Bottom Line:   
XLR. Very similar to the Bora 2. Extremely light, outstanding quality, wheels spin forever. Immediately noticed at least a 2km an hour increase in speed compared to my Campy Eurus 2 Way Fits. Certainly stiffer than my Eurus but the tubulars seem to soak up road vibration very well. Can't wait to race these. Very light. Front hub bearing needs to be tightened.

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Favorite Ride:   Look 585

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Campy Eurus 2 Way Fit

Bike Setup:   Look 585, Dura Ace
Cervelo P3
Specialized Epic Expert
Lemond Zurich
Rocky Mountain Hammer

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by IC a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, fast, smooth, and light. Best of all, they're very SEXY looking!

Weaknesses:    Price is high. But what you pay is what you get!

Bottom Line:   
Before Fulcrum becoming a brand, I always wanted to get Bora Ultra for my Shimano System. As soon as I found Fulcrum Speed is the cousin of Bora Ultra and comes with Shimano cassette body, there was no question that I was going to get them. At 1300g, this is a dream wheelset for TT and road racing-stiff, light, and fast! Now I've installed ceramic bearing and they're so smooth.....I LOVE THIS WHEELSET! Did I mention they're the most sexy wheelset in the market? Because there is clear coat over the carbon, the reflection is almost like an mirror. Compare to Bora Ultra which is a bit flat finish(w/o clear coat). Even though cost is bit high, you won't regret it after using them.

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Favorite Ride:   Road w/o Cars

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Zipp 404, FSA 488

Bike Setup:   Giant Advance ISP, Dura Ace

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Clark a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2006

Strengths:    Light (very light)
Great Acceleration
Good for TTs and Climbing
Track well on high-speed descents
Look sexy

Weaknesses:    Price is the only weakness I can think of, but I do recommend them if you can afford the $$. Expensive but I gurantee that you WILL go faster

Bottom Line:   
I bought these for a 4-day stage race in Thailand to replace my Corima carbon wheels.
They are stiff yet light and look great. The first time I rode them I was impressed with the way they accelerated (even out of my driveway).
When you get them up to speed, they just seem to keep going. They are great for soloing away as well as jumping and getting you into that breakaway.
They have to be the best "investment" i have made for my bike - a definite and highly noticable improvement.

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Favorite Ride:   Broga Loop, Malaysia

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Similar Products Used:   Campag Bora (not G3)
Corima Aero

Bike Setup:   Pinarello Dogma FP Frame (2006)
Pinerello Onda Fork
Campag Record Carbon Groupset (2005)
Deda Newton Bars and Stem
Fizik Arione Saddle
Look Keo Cro-mo Pedals

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Campagnolo Bora One or Fulcrum Racing Speed (both dark label)

Right Guys/Girls, Its boiled down to 2 wheelsets from about 20... The main reason I'm sticking to Italian, I have a De Rosa... Which would you choose between the Campag Bora One Dark Label and the Fulcrum Racing Speed Dark Label? Im no pro, dont aspire to be dedicate all of my spare time ridin ... Read More »

Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR-Tubulars

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solo speed versus racing in group speed

Just a few months into this and feeling good on a road bike. I'm averaging 17mi/hr over a 20mi ride on rolling hills by myself. How does this equate to riding in a pack? Going as fast as I can down a 1/8 mi hill gets me to 36mi/hr. I outspin my pedals ( Trek 1.2 T 27 speed). So my take is it's not g ... Read More »

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Italian beauty that i bought a while back. Never got time to clean it up. Just cleaned it up today & looks nice. i bought it complete. i only bought the pedals which i believe are c-record & a front tubular tire (eventually im going to buy a rear). my question is what year is it ? im guessing its b ... Read More »

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