All-rounder, Endurance, Training, Sporty… the words that can be used to describe this model are infinite. It is a wheel that has always been chosen as the ideal mid-range solution and has heaps of character.
With Racing 3 you can't go wrong and this is still the case even though all aspects have been updated.
The first and more important new feature is the aluminium rim (T6 Pre-aged) for traditional brakes with a 17 mm groove and featuring new shapes and harmonious milling in line with the outer edges, without adding any superfluous weight and creating a highly pronounced central supporting structure.
This is a sturdy and comfortable wheel ideal for long distance cycling thanks to the enhanced shock absorption guaranteed by its aerodynamic steel spokes. It also has a extremely smooth rolling action thanks to the bottom bracket cup technology which is a guarantee in itself.
Reliable and ultra-stylish there is no need to compromise with this wheel.
It is suitable for two types of cyclists: those who use it for training and don't want to compromise on a quality cycling experience and passionate cyclists who go out for long rides and place importance on the versatility and comfort that the aluminium structure and steel spokes on this model are able to offer.
Rim Dynamic Balance (RDB) - The concept is simple and elegant: balance the weight of the gasket, with an item of similar weight placed on the exact opposite side.
2:1 Two-to-One - When you push on the pedals, the rotational force on the sprocket induces a slackening of the freewheel spokes with a consequent loss of rim tension.
This results in undesirable flex of the whole wheel and an unavoidable loss of energy. Fulcrum has solved this classic cycling problem with its 2:1 Two-to-One Spoke Ratio patent, by doubling the spokes in the critical zones.
Directionated Rim-Spoke Coupling (DRSC) - Exclusive rim/spoke coupling system. It allows the rim, spokes, nipples and hub to align properly with the same tensioning value in all areas.
MOMAG- A magnet and lots of ingenuity. This was what led to the patent for the well-tested “Mounting Magnet” system, or MoMag.
Anti-Rotation System- This new system raises the concept of spoking to a new level of performance for road bike and triathlon wheels.
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.
Fulcrum Identification Card - 100% Handmade Quality (F.I.C.) - 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 - 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.
Wide Rim Tech - Fulcrum’s R&D department, following requests from the competition circuit, has worked to create rims that are wider than before, about 4 mm or more than previously. This technical choice provides an ideal basis for 25/28mm tyres, the sizes currently popular.
This ensures stability, excellent handling and superior comfort.
Cup and Cone- The cup-and-cone bearing differs from the classic cartridge bearing because it works in perfect alignment with the forces involved, weight and thrust from the frame, as the bearings run in a race positioned directly opposing these forces.
Differentiated Rim Height - Two different heights for front and back. A bigger challenge in construction, but necessary to achieve the very best.
The lower front wheel improves handling, limiting weight to a maximum and also mass involved when turning and relaunching.
The rear rim is higher and more solid, to transmit all the power to the wheel and increase stability.
High Strength Aluminum - Special aluminium - the best aluminium wheels require carefully chosen materials. For "High strength Aluminum", Fulcrum R&D uses only the best aluminium alloy 6082, with artificial ageing T6 temper that stabilises the alloy and gives it maximum life and reliability.
Aluminium 6082 has the highest strength of the 6000 series and has replaced 6061 in many applications. It is generally used for high-stress applications.
Oversize Flange- The Oversize Flange was developed from the need to create a system to transmit every watt to the ground without dispersion, stiffening the wheel system where necessary, without having to add spokes or superstructures that increase weight.
The oversize flange uses physics to solve the problem. It increases dishing and enables spokes to be shortened. Doubling the spokes creates a balanced system that is excellent at transmitting torque.
Rim- Milled rim: this machining makes it possible to reduce the peripheral weight of these road bike rims and makes the wheels extremely reactive.
Differentiated rim height: 25 mm at the front to have a good handling; 30 mm at the rear to transfer all the power to the wheel.
Hubs - Oversized hub body in aluminum, provides a high degree of lateral stiffness and reduces the weight to a minimum.
Oversize aluminum flange: 9% more torsional stiffness. Greater reactivity to each change in pedaling time and more efficient power transmission to the wheel.
Bearings - Top quality steel balls with cup-and-cone bearings system: reduces friction and provides top performance.
The cup-and-cone system makes it easy to adjust the bearings.
Spokes and Nipples - Double-butted steel spokes with aero profile enable maximum aerodynamic penetration.
Anti spoke rotation system which keeps the spokes consistently in the position of maximum aerodynamic performance.
- Tyre Type: Clincher
- Tyre Size: 28"
- Weight: 1560g
- Rim Material: Aluminum
- Rim Material Details: Aluminum (6082, T6 Pre-aging), R2-milling
- Rim Height Category: Low
- Rim Height: Front: 25mm, Rear: 30mm
- Rim Width: 22.5mm, ETRTO 17C
- Tyre Width: From 25mm To 50mm
- Braking System: Caliper
- Braking Surface/braking Options: Aluminum Braking Surface, Turned
- Front Axle Compatibility: QR
- Rear Axle Compatibility: QR
- Front Wheel Spokes: 16 (8 Left + 8 Right)
- Rear Wheel Spokes: 21 (7 Left + 14 Right), Two To One
- Spokes Material: Stainless Steel, Double Butted
- Spokes Profile Technology: Aero, Straight Pull
- Nipples: Aluminum
- Front Hub: Aluminum, Aluminum Flanges
- Rear Hub: Aluminum, Aluminum Oversize Flange
- Bearings: Cup & Cone Bearing System, Adjustable
- Others: Aluminum Axle
- Weight Limit: 109kg (Cyclist)
- Fwb Version: HG11, Campy