The new Racing 5 DB wheels are the perfect choice for endurance bikes.
The lower aerodynamic resistance and decreased stiffness, achieved with the lower 24 mm U-shaped profile, makes them the ideal technical choice for long rideswithout having to worry about climbing, rain or wind, with a consequent saving in energy and increased comfort.
In this case to the aluminium rim has seen an increase in the inner channel width, up to 20 mm from the previous model’s 17 mm, and the addition of theinnovative 2 Way Fit system, to comfortably fit 25-28 mm tyres, both clinchers and tubeless (tubeless tape installed and valves included).
The aesthetics have undergone the same intervention as the Racing 4 DB model, with the new laser etched graphics, ensuring the long life of their striking design.
Anti-Rotation System – This new system raises the concept of spoking to a new level of performance for road bike and triathlon wheels ( and mtb too)
The Fulcrum engineers have redesigned the spokes and the hub housings to create a solid and unmoveable whole. The result is that the spokes:
a) will never lose their initial tension, thus keeping the wheel perfectly reactive and centred
b) will remain in the position that have been studied in the wind tunnel tests to ensure the best aerodynamic penetration possible.
F.I.C. Fulcrum Identification Card – 100% Handmade Quality -Right from its inception Fulcrum has been marked by feature that continues to this day: that is to design, prototype and industrialise all the wheels characterised by the red “F”.
Indeed these take shape inside of the R&D, the leading-edge department that represents the beating heart of the Italian company.
Every single component of the wheel, the materials chosen and the technologies applied are the tangible result of the effort that Fulcrum makes every day to give you maximum performance and reliability.
Traceability – A guarantee of quality. The keyword for our products is: traceable. If you find a little label attached to any Fulcrum product, do not remove it. It will provide you a guarantee in case of an ascertained defectiveness of a production batch, and so the component needed or wheel will be traceable.
All this because, devoted to its mission, Fulcrum demands the absolute perfection and safety for its customers.
AFS Axle System – The Axial Fixing System is the solution developed by Fulcrum to fix the disc brake to the hub. The constraint granted by the butt area of the release mechanism, greater than in familiar standard ones, makes it possible to obtain greater structural rigidity and therefore more precise and powerful braking.
Disc Specific Rim
Assymetric Rim – The asymmetry is designed to improve rim tension, balancing the forces from brakes and sprocket cassette.
2Way-Fit Ready (Road)
|Tyre Type||2-Way Fit Ready (Clincher/Tubeless ready)|
|Rim Material Details||Aluminum|
|Rim Height||Front and rear 24 mm|
|Rim Width||25 mm|
|Inner Rim Width (Channel)||20 mm|
|Braking System||Disc brake|
|Braking Surface/Brake Options||AFS|
|Front Axle Compatibility||HH12-100|
|Rear Axle Compatibility||HH12-142|
|Front Wheel Spokes||24, Left 16 – Right 8|
|Rear Wheel Spokes||24, Left 8 – Right 16|
|Spokes: Material||Stainless steel|
|Spokes: Profile Technology||Rounded, straight pull|
|Front Hub||Aluminum, Aluminum flanges|
|Rear Hub||Aluminum, Aluminum flanges|
|Bearings||Sealed cartridge bearings, adjustable|
|Others||Lasered + Stickers|
|Weight Limit||120 kg|
|FWB Version||HG11, XDR, N3W|
|The “Racing 500 DB” custom model has the same technical features as the “Racing 5 DB” model described here|