Fulcrum has taken the development work behind their Racing Quattro Carbon wheels and applied that to a new, wider aero wheelset group called WIND. Available in 40mm and 55mm depths for disc brakes, and a rim-brake compatible 40mm depth, they grow the internal width to 19mm, with 4mm thick sidewalls at the bead, for an external width of 27mm. The goal was to give it a seamless shape when riding 25mm and 28mm wide tires, bu they say it’s fine with 23mm tires, too.
The rims use their 2-Way Fit design for tubeless compatibility out of the box, courtesy of their hole-free internal rim bed. The spoke nipples are placed inside the rim and pulled into place magnetically. This minimizes holes in the carbon, which keeps the fibers intact throughout more of the rim for a lighter, stiffer rim.
The wheels are built on CNC-finished alloy hubs and 24 straight-pull spokes, using Centerlock rotor mounts and coming with either Shimano HG11, SRAM XD-R, or (naturally) Campy freehub bodies. They’re made specifically for 12mm thru axles front and rear, no adapters available or necessary. Full specs for all are:
For the rim brake clinchers, the braking surface is lasered to remove any resin, resulting in a higher friction level for better braking in any weather. These will come with QR axles, full specs are:
Front and rear wheels are sold separately, so you can mix and match depths as desired.
Fulcrum Microspline freehub body
Got a set of Fulcrum Racing mountain bike wheels? Now you can upgrade those, or choose a new set, with the Shimano Microspline freehub body for the latest generation XTR, or XT and SLX, groups. The part will fit on all MY2020 MTB and e-MTB wheels, as well as some recent Red Zone, Red Metal and Red Fire mountain bike wheelsets.