FFWD F4R-C Carbon/Alloy Wheelset with FFWD Hubs - Clincher - black/red/white

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Lightweight Allrounder!

The rims of the F4R wheels are handmade in the Netherlands of High-Tensile TC35 carbon. This gives the rims very high strength with sufficient stiffness. For optimum braking performance and added stability the wheels have a milled aluminum braking surface and a welded rim joint.

The front wheel features 20 radial Sapim CX-Ray spokes and the rear wheel features 24 double crossed spokes to ensure optimum stiffness and a lossless power transmission. The 7075 aluminum FFWD hubs are made by DT Swiss and feature sealed cartridge bearings for a long lasting and smooth run. Compatible with Shimano and Campagnolo 9/10/11s cassettes.

The DARC technology stands for ‘Double Arc’ which refers to the profile of the rim. This will increase the pressure just like on the topside of an airfoil. Increased pressure results in a faster airflow and less resistance on the wheel which reduces the drag.

FFWD use High-Tensile TC-35 carbon for the majority of the lay-up. This gives the rim a very high strength with sufficient stiffness to cope with hard application of the wheels. FFWD actually uses multiple layers of different types of carbon. Only the outer layer is made of a 3K weave. Underneath this layer are layers of UDF (Uni-Directional Fiber) sheets. A mixture of different angles to resemble a uniform material. The different angles interconnect through the resin to make the wheel resistant to all kinds of forces.

All rims are molded with a process FFWD calls ECOM (Equal Compression). This means that the rims are molded with a custom-made air bag that has the inner shape of the rim. This makes sure that the pressure/compression is equal on the entire inner surface of the rim. Result is a practically void less rim section and a smooth wall on the inside of the rim. Without voids, the carbon sheets are completely fused into one system. The rim structure is much better and you can make the rim lighter and stronger.

All FFWD wheels are handmade and tested by the manufacturer, thereby small traces can be caused to the surface.
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Product Name: FFWD F4R-C Carbon/Alloy Wheelset with FFWD Hubs - Clincher - black/red/white
Manufacturer: FFWD
Item Code: FWD120397
Year: 2017
Material: rim: carbon
braking surface: aluminum
hub: aluminum
spokes: stainless steel
nipples: brass
Weight: approx. 1680 gram (per set)
approx. 775 grams (front wheel)
approx. 905 grams (rear wheel)
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Rim height: 45mm
external/internal rim width: external: 22.4mm
Spokes: DT Aerolite bladed spokes
Nipples: DT Pro Lock Brass nipples
Spokes number: FW: 20 | radial
RW: 24 | double crossed
Hub axle system: FW: 9x100mm
RW: 10x130mm
Fitting type of tire: clincher
Fitting for shifting: Shimano/SRAM 9-/10-/11-speed (spacer included)
Campagnolo 9-/10-/11-speed
Included in delivery: inkl. wheel bags, quick releases, valve extensions, rim tape
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FFWD F4R-C Carbon/Alloy Wheelset with FFWD Hubs - Clincher - black/red/white
Delivery time 2-4 daysFreehub Body: Campagnolo 9/10/11-speed
Delivery time 2-4 daysFreehub Body: Shimano 9/10/11-speed
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