Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution wheelsets - clincher

DESCRIPTION

  • 20x24mm aluminum rim structure with a machined braking surface and nipple eyelets
  • Dynamic Balance system with two, oversized (silver) spokes to offset rim joint for a perfectly balanced wheel
  • 2:1 Two-to-One spoke ratio design provides optimized power transfer by balancing and increasing the spoke tension of the rear wheel
  • Stainless steel variable section aero spokes with external nipples (radial front, radial non-drive / 2-cross drive rear)
  • Aluminum hubs with sealed bearings and an oversized (rear) drive-side flange
  • Choose Shimano/Sram 8-10sp or Campagnolo 9/10sp compatible freehub (Shimano/Sram version upgradeable to 10sp DuraAce-specific aluminum body for additional 45g weight savings, use UM-9315)
  • Includes Fulcrum double-pivot/arm QR skewers, rim strips, and owner's manual
  • All black or silver (rim/hub/spokes)
  • 1755g set: 775g-front / 980g-rear

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-5 of 5  
    [Nov 21, 2009]
    Julio
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Smooth bearings
    Solid build
    Awesome value

    Weakness:

    11T shimano lockring incompatible
    Sketchy tire mounting (tube)
    Rim is not machined (mildly irritating, you feel the bump)

    These are perfect training wheels. They roll smoothly and true out of the box. Weight is not crazy heavy, 1800+g. There is some drag on the freewheel when coasting but hopefully that eases in time.
    The only real caveat is mounting tires. It took some work to get my tires to mount round, the bead would not set until I used some baby powder to mount the tubes. Maybe the wide rim bed has something to do with it?

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    [Oct 08, 2009]
    Brian
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    stiff, smooth, true, and durable

    Weakness:

    Not especially light

    Quality wheel at a great price; a great training wheel

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    [May 27, 2009]
    laverymartin
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Reasonably light
    Strong.
    Roll well.

    Weakness:

    Have real trouble getting the tyres off and on when I get a puncture. It's a minor quibble and I only discovered it when I got my first flat last week. Snapped my plastic levers trying to remove the tyre. Bought some metal ones specifically for my commuter now. Not sure if this is as a result of design changes for the "two-way fit".

    Use these wheels on my commuter. They roll nicely - they make a bit of noise on the free-wheel but I think this is just a Campy / Fulcrum thing - the Campy wheels on my racing bike make the same noise.

    [Mar 07, 2009]
    Thomas De Graeve
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    The price / quality (what a combination!)
    The strenght
    The looks (the surely don't look cheap)
    Fast - rolling

    Weakness:

    A lot of sound (but this is not really a weakness)

    Good set of wheels. I bought them in order to equip my bike for the Marmotte of 2009 and they will stay there! They will surely get me over the steepest hills.

    I'm a light rider (64 kilos) and these weels offer me assurance and a safe, steady feeling. In combination with Continental GP 4000 I feel the king of the road.

    The quality you get for that price is almost unbelievable. They are smooth, fast - rolling and more aero than they look.

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    [Aug 11, 2008]
    Dean
    Triathlete

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Fast, Roll really good, Look awesome. Not too heavy

    Weakness:

    None really, but the freewheel is rather loud when coasting.

    I've been using these wheels for around 3 months now and i'm quite immpressed. They are quite lighter than the older fulcrum 5's. They are quite and roll well. And average weight too but you really notice that much. The next test really is how long do the last for?, but for now they are "sweet as".

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    Cosmic elites, Ksyrium ES and SL, Shimano Dura-ace.

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