Fulcrum 650b wheels

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The 650b ‘craze’ is really taking off with bike companies and product manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon. Or is it more of a case of them embracing what could be the future standard in MTB wheel size? Fulcrum haven’t kept this secret in any way, but now their 650b wheels are ready to roll…

Who is ready to make the switch to 650b?
Who is ready to make the switch to 650b?

Here’s the lowdown about the 650b range from Fulcrum:

FULCRUM INTRODUCES 650B OFFERING

For 2013, off road cyclists can feel comfortable in knowing that, whatever standard they choose, they can count on Fulcrum to provide the performance and quality that even the most accomplished athletes have come to appreciate.  With the launch of two new wheels designed around the 650B (27.5”) platform Fulcrum has completed the off road range to include high performance wheelsets in 26, 27.5 and 29 inch versions. The Fulcrum engineering staff has worked diligently to design and produce wheels around this new platform that maintain the same ride quality and dependability that its 26” and 29” brethren have become famous for.

RED METAL XRP 650B 1525g

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The RED METAL XRP 650B is a tubeless wheelset ready for the rigors and extreme demands of professional racing. Weighing in at a mere 1525gr for the pair, the newly added XRP 650B is light enough for the toughest climbs as well as for the quickest accelerations on race day. Performance solutions lies in exclusive technology such as the triple-milled, lightened rim, the oversize carbon fiber hub and thinned straight head steel spokes with the unique Fulcrum Two-to-One™ spoke layout on the front wheel. The rear wheel also boasts a milled rim and lightweight aluminum nipples in an effort to keep otational mass low while maintaining structural integrity. Double seal construction, with one seal directly incorporat- ed into bearings and another in the hub, ensures that these wheels maintain their efficiency over time and can stand up to the most demanding terrains of off road cycling. Available in both 6-Bolt and AFS configurations, the RED METAL XRP 650B is perfectly compatible with any system.

Available also for SRAM XX1.

  •  RIM:TRIPLE MILLED ALUMINIUM with MoMag™ CONSTRUCTION – unique form provides more lateral stiffness. Weight reduction removes rotational weight translating into increased performance.
  • OVERSIZED NIPPLES IN ALUMINIUM – reduce the peripheral mass of the wheel while increasing structural integrity
  •   SPOKES: DOUBLE BUTTED STAINLESS STEEL WITH REINFORCED HEAD - less weight, improved reactivity and stiffness, increased structural integrity
  •   HUB BODY: CARBON CONSTRUCTION - provides a high level of lateral stiffness and reduces the weight.
  •   SEALED  INDUSTRIAL  BEARINGS - exceptional quality and smoothness; high efficiency over time.
  •   FREE WHEEL BODY: TITANIUM - reduces the weight of the wheel while increasing structural integrity. Titanium design doesn’t scar as is often the case with aluminum hubs.
  •  OVERSIZE  AXLE:  ALUMINUM  CONSTRUCTION - 20mm axle makes for sturdier construction while aluminum structure reduces the over- all weight of the wheel.
  • SET OF SYNTACE X-12 135/142MM REAR WHEEL ADAPTORS - the O.L.D. of the 12mm Thru-Axle rear wheel can be increased from 135 to 142 mm.
  • F.I.C. Fulcrum Identification Card
  • 100% Handmade Quality

RED POWER XL 650B 1816g

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The Red Power XL 650B is the 27.5” performance solution available to a wider audience as it offers the same Fulcrum quality as the highest end models in a slightly heavier version. Weighing in at a very respectable 1816 grams for the pair, this new wheel is ready for anything you can throw at it. Double seal construction ensures that these wheels maintain their efficiency over time despite the rough conditions encountered on the trail. With its oversized aluminum hub, lightweight axle and the possibility to use either a traditional quick re- lease or a 15mm QR, this wheelset is perfect for your local race or the long weekend ride with friends.

  • NEW 27.5” MILLED RIM - extremely lightweight. Excellent lateral stiffness and increased reactivity of the wheel.
  • STRAIGHT-HEAD STEEL SPOKES - high spoke tension, maximum stiffness and reactivity.
  • NIPPLES WITH SELF-LOCKING SYSTEM - these maintain the tension of the spokes over time – they do not require maintenance.
  • OVERSIZE ALUMINIUM HUB - permits a higher degree of lateral stiffness and high torque transmission.
  • SEALED  INDUSTRIAL  BEARINGS - exceptional quality and smoothness; high efficiency over time.
  • F.I.C. Fulcrum Identification Card
  • 100% Handmade Quality
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