NEW Fulcrum Speed 57 Wheelset

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TLN
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by TLN

rudye9mr wrote:
Wed May 17, 2023 3:27 am
Rsl51 is 1424g (1460 actual) vs 1495g for a 57mm depth and no rim tape required is ok imo.
Other options ?
Same. I'd like to know other sub-1400gm options for 50mm+ wheels with modern width (21+ internal, 30mm+ external).
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TLN wrote:
Wed May 17, 2023 6:01 pm
rudye9mr wrote:
Wed May 17, 2023 3:27 am
Rsl51 is 1424g (1460 actual) vs 1495g for a 57mm depth and no rim tape required is ok imo.
Other options ?
Same. I'd like to know other sub-1400gm options for 50mm+ wheels with modern width (21+ internal, 30mm+ external).
Especially those that are both clincher/tubeless compatible with hooked rims

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by mpulsiv

Ytse wrote:
Tue May 16, 2023 10:21 am
After owning two sets of Fulcrums, I have serious doubts about these wheelsets. Their hub design is abysmal, both of my wheels (Racing Quattro Carbon DB, Wind 55 DB) suffered bearing failures after getting wet in rain or after a simple bike wash (no high pressure washer jet stream directed towards the hubs, just simple mild water + sponge was used). What makes this even worse that even the local Fulcrum dealer confirmed that bearing failures are common in wet weather or after bike wash :). So should you buy Fulcrums, make sure you don't ride them in wet weather and remove them before a bike wash.

Also, my close friend an occasional ride buddy encountered a carbon delamination at the nipple holes on his rear Speed 40 DB that was definitely not caused by a crash - in fact, he managed to ride home and only found out the defect there when he was taking photos of his bike. After removing the tyres, it turned out that no damage is visible from the bead side, not even a single scratch or any visible trace of a hit. Yet, according to Fulcrum, it is not a manufacturing issue and not covered by warranty.

I'd be very careful to buy Fulcrum. In fact, I'd never buy Fulcrum again.

(just for the fact, I'm a happy user of a Campa Bora WTO 60 wheelset, no problem whatsoever, visibly different hub design is used by Fulcrum's parent company)
Your list of Fulcrum wheels have sealed bearing and your WTO has loose ball bearings. Apples and oranges comparision :)
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ChoofWorm wrote:
TLN wrote:
Wed May 17, 2023 6:01 pm
rudye9mr wrote:
Wed May 17, 2023 3:27 am
Rsl51 is 1424g (1460 actual) vs 1495g for a 57mm depth and no rim tape required is ok imo.
Other options ?
Same. I'd like to know other sub-1400gm options for 50mm+ wheels with modern width (21+ internal, 30mm+ external).
Especially those that are both clincher/tubeless compatible with hooked rims
Light Bicycle AR55 flyweight rims, Carbon Ti hubs. Hooked, 21mm/28-30mm, 1338g, ~$1300.

The compromise is the 90kg weight limit on flyweight rims I suppose.

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by TLN

kofsw4 wrote:
Thu May 18, 2023 8:04 pm
ChoofWorm wrote:
TLN wrote:
Wed May 17, 2023 6:01 pm
rudye9mr wrote:
Wed May 17, 2023 3:27 am
Rsl51 is 1424g (1460 actual) vs 1495g for a 57mm depth and no rim tape required is ok imo.
Other options ?
Same. I'd like to know other sub-1400gm options for 50mm+ wheels with modern width (21+ internal, 30mm+ external).
Especially those that are both clincher/tubeless compatible with hooked rims
Light Bicycle AR55 flyweight rims, Carbon Ti hubs. Hooked, 21mm/28-30mm, 1338g, ~$1300.

The compromise is the 90kg weight limit on flyweight rims I suppose.
You can find good number of 21mm Internal wheels available and some can be ultra-light.
Fulcrums are a bit wider at 23mm. Same for RSL51, but those are over 1400.

If some teams are using Reserve with 25.5 internal, I see no reason why wouldn't mere mortals appreciate extra comfort. Oh, and of course no weight limits.
So far RSL 51 or 62 seems like the best option, but it's over 1400.
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by rudye9mr

FFWD 44 Raw on 180exp hubs @1900 now for 1420g
21mm/int/30mm/ext...though still not as wide or deep as the 57s.

Ytse
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mpulsiv wrote:
Thu May 18, 2023 5:56 pm
Your list of Fulcrum wheels have sealed bearing and your WTO has loose ball bearings. Apples and oranges comparision :)
Interestingly, those sealed bearings did not seal properly in rain or wet. :)
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Any actual rider review?
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The 42 speed are just top notch and match everything in terms of efficiency, reliability, weight, wheel conception and so on

Brilliant pair from the brand


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by rudye9mr

Wind 42 and 57 have press releases ..saw it on feed.

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by hannawald

anybody with 57s and real (not claimed) weight?

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by jlok

Anyone? Would like to hear some real world experience / review.
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I have a pair of 57s with Shimano freehub on the way. Once they're here I can weigh them and post the results.

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