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Fulcrum Speed 25+ are their Lightest Low Profile Road Wheels

fulcrum speed 25+ road wheels on a bike climbing a mountain
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Like the Red Zone Carbon+ wheels before them, the Fulcrum Speed 25+ get the “plus” upgrade to a lighter rim and premium parts. These changes make them their lightest shallow wheelset ever at just 1,270g.

Designed for both steep alpine climbs and long-distance riding, the 26mm deep rim shouldn’t have any trouble with crosswinds. Interior width is 21mm with a non-drilled rim bed for easy tubeless setup.

closeup details on fulcrum speed 25+ road wheels

The rims’ matte carbon finish comes straight out of the molds like that, requiring no cosmetic layers that add weight. The hubs are a gunmetal gray with laser etched finish, so those aren’t decals creating the graphics and logo.

fulcrum speed 25+ road wheels

Hubs come with their CULT (Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology) bearings with a cup & cone design. Both the ball bearings and the races are ceramic coated for the smoothest possible rolling.

closeup on hubs for new fulcrum speed 25+ road wheels

Inside the rear hub is an all-new freehub body that’s lighter and comes with USB ceramic bearings inside it. It’s available in XDR, N3W, and HG versions.

Prices from $2955-2967 / 2591-2600€, depending on freehub body. Available now.

FulcrumWheels.com

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Tom Wenzel
1 month ago

Are these CenterLocks or “centerlocks”?

Cory Benson
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom Wenzel

Actually, they are AFS, or Axial Fixing System – the Campy/Fulcrum answer to Shimano’s Center Lock standard. But yes, they are compatible with typical centerlock rotors, just using Fulcrum’s own lockring, included with the wheels.

Greg
Greg
30 days ago
Reply to  Cory Benson

Important distinction is that their lockring is external, unlike standard Centerlock. Doing so allows the hub shell bearing to move outboard right to the dropout, increasing stiffness of the overall assembly and lowering bearing loads from lateral rim forces. It’s a better way.

E a
E a
1 month ago

Overpriced and overweight.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
1 month ago

“Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology” cracks me up every time

Cory Benson
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  blahblahblah

It’s a cyclist cult type thing.

Fang Chang bing banger
Fang Chang bing banger
1 month ago

Never had a good pair of wheels from Fulcrum or Campagnolo regardless of price point. Either poorly built for the price, dubious “technology” that is worse than existing designs, or a complete lack of technical documentation to guide the user in maintaining their equipment often all three of these issues.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 month ago

Always 2-3 generations behind

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

This type of comment bafles me. I have had many Campagnolo components, from entry to top level, and my personal experience couldn’t be better. What are you guys doing to you stuff for it to fail?

Fang Chang bing banger
Fang Chang bing banger
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Actually using my gear instead of sitting in the garage on once a week doing the B group ride on it.

Jim Bethell
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

I couldn’t agree more, I’ve been using Campagnolo and Fulcrum wheels for well over 2 decades and have never had a failure. The Quality Control is far superior to the other high end brands out there both Carbon and Aluminum.

Bill Abol
Bill Abol
13 days ago
Reply to  Jim Bethell

LOL

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 month ago

Fulcrum never let’s us down with their narrow rims…

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