Fast Forward Wheels, FFWD, displayed their new Ghost wheelset recently at Bike DealerCamp in Deer Valley Utah this past July. Hand built in Holland, the new Ghost wheelset is a full carbon tubular wheelset, weighing in at just 1098 grams for the set. Light as they may be, they do have a rider weight limit of 85 kg. Developed in cooperation with carbon specialist engineer Valery Fraise, the Ghost wheelset features twelve carbon spokes in both the front and rear wheel. Interestingly, FFWD has designed the wheels with serviceability in mind. A titanium insert both at the spoke hub and at the rim, allows an end user to true their wheels if they ever go out of true or replace a spoke, should the need arise.
Pricing hadn't been formally set, but informally, we've heard these wheels should retail for around the $3800 mark. This set photographed here had just landed in the America, but Oschner, FFWD's North American distributor expects they'll be available at the end of the month.
Jaime from Oschner shows us the new Ghost...
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