Extremely light weight, superlative reliability, aggressive new graphics and performance enhanced by the new oversize flange: the distinctive traits of a class-beating wheel! Racing 3 proves once again that it is the ideal wheel for all cycling enthusiasts. Reactive, extremely components from the Racing solid, and featuring the technical 1 and Racing Zero, the Racing 3 2-Way Fit™ is confirmed as the wheel that satisfies all two-wheel enthusiasts.
As the name clearly denotes, the rim has the 2-Way Fit™ profile that makes it possible to use both tubeless and standard clincher tires on the same wheel, thereby obtaining the best from both technologies. The rim thicknesses have been reduced externally, with the characteristic milling for lightening developed by Fulcrum, and internally, reducing to the maximum the thickness of the aluminium extrusion so that it is as light as possible but equally strong. Here, too, Fulcrum Dynamic Balance keeps the Racing 3 2-Way Fit™ wheels perfectly stable even at high speed.
Incredible efforts were also made in designing the spokes to reduce every single gram without compromising performance and strength. The 16 steel front wheel spokes are straight, aero and with a variable thickness of 2.2/2/1.5/2, featuring an innovative anti-rotation system that keeps the spokes in an aero position at all times. The rear wheel has a 2:1 Two-to-One™ ratio, (7 2.2/2/1.5/2 on the left- 14 2/1.8/2 on the crankset side) that helps keep force balance on both sides of the wheel. Spokes are straight, aero, made of steel, and with an anti-rotation system.
The oversize hubs have an aluminium body and axle and adjustable high precision bearings for the maximum performance.
Including steel spine and eccentric, lever with drill lightening and aluminum die. The eccentric-closure system allows cyclist to modulate the pressure necessary for heightened sensitivity to find the proper closure for the block. Easy to use, with a material resistant to wear and tear, rust, and pressure.
No two wheels are alike, and no two riders. This is why Fulcrum, in collaboration with professional racers as well as amateur enthusiasts, has identified and developed the five most significant indicators that will allow you to choose the best wheel for your riding style and your needs. On a scale of 1-10 the Fulcrum Racing 3 wheelset has received the following rating:
S. = Smoothness: 8
H. = Handling: 9
A. = Aerodynamic: 8,5
R. = Reactivity: 8
C. = Comfort: 8,5
For an overview of the S.H.A.R.C. classification, fou will find a PDF under attachments.
Note: For Campagnolo 9/10/11-speed or Shimano 9/10/11-speed systems (Shimano 10-speed only with 1 mm spacer which is included with the cassette).
The included quick releases are not suitable for full carbon drop-outs!