FFWD Blends Matte and Chrome for new F4R Limited Edition Wheels

ffwd fast forward f4 chrome limited edition (4)

FFWD prides themselves on their high end wheels which are hand built in Holland. Already featuring a laundry list of wheel technologies and the best components, FFWD’s latest wheelset seeks to increase desirability even more. That of course means the introduction of a limited edition wheelset. Based on their popular F4R carbon clincher wheelset, the F4R LE is limited to just 250 sets of unique wheels that won’t come cheap…

ffwd fast forward f4 chrome limited edition (1)

As with many limited editions, the differentiating factor of the F4R LE wheelset is the cosmetic treatment. Using a matte carbon rim with stealth graphics under the clear coat, the wheels also use a special chrome DT Swiss 240s hubset. The hubs are laced to the 45mm carbon clincher rims with silver Sapim CX Ray spokes and Sapim brass nipples. The rims continue to make use of FFWD’s DARC or Double Arc aero tech which uses a 22.4mm wide rim with a unique aero profile. They also include the company’s Equal Compression carbon technology and CBT or Confidence Braking Technology which in this case includes a 1.5k carbon structure in the brake track.

ffwd fast forward f4 chrome limited edition (2)

Sold in wheelsets with Shimano/SRAM or Campy 11s freehubs, the 20/24h wheels tip the scales at the same 1485g as the standard F4R FCC wheelset. There are only 250 sets of the wheels available and they’ll run you $2,499, but at least they include a FFWD padded wheel bag, rim tape, valve extenders, skewers, and Swissstop brake pads!

ffwdusa.com

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

8 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Steve
6 years ago

YES! Soooo nice to see silver spokes and hubs. This all black craze is killing me. Are you listening, Boyd and Williams??

Wheel Fan
Wheel Fan
6 years ago

FFWD is located in Zwolle, which is not in one of the Holland provinces but rather in Overijssel. Holland != Netherlands.

Axel
6 years ago

Nice. Silver. Just like parts used to be. Bring back silver. Silver is the kings gold.

LP
LP
6 years ago

Silver hubs and spokes look real good!!

gophersmile
gophersmile
6 years ago

murder it and I’ll buy it

Christian
Christian
6 years ago

@Steve agreed. For me, I prefer black rims and hubs for contrast, but silver spokes and nipples always and forever. Plus, have you ever tried wheelbuilding with colored spokes? It sucks! And black nipples get all marked up during tensioning/truing. Right from the start you’ve got a half-assed looking wheel.

Speshy
Speshy
6 years ago

Agreed. My zip 303s were silver on black and they were awesome!

Jaap
6 years ago

@Christian, start using hex nipples with a nipple driver. Keeps your nipples looking fresh