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Fulcrum releases updated Racing 4, 5 and 6 DB wheels

2 Jun 2021
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The Italian wheel brand unveils update to entry-level aluminium wheels, prioritising reliability and versatility

Price: 
From £339.99

Fulcrum has released updated versions of its Racing 4, 5 and 6 DB wheels, promising greater reliability and versatility in different conditions, gradients and distances.

Initially launched in 2018, the Italian wheel brand says the entry-level aluminium disc brake wheels are designed to bring high performance wheels to the masses.

This update aims to modernise the builds. The new wheels are all tubeless-ready, boasting wider rims and faster freehub engagement.

The brand says it aims to 'provide wheels that ensure reliable performance in different conditions, whether it's finding the right training setup, riding long distances or choosing a second set of wheels to fit your gravel bike'.

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Beginning with the Racing 4 DB wheels, which Fulcrum says have been adopted by Cofidis for their training bikes. The inner rim width has been increased from 17mm to 19mm to fit 25mm tyres, with a rim profile that has been lightened and CNC machined to allow for that change in shape.

These changes, Fulcrum says, mean the Racing 4 DB wheels are great for climbing but they don't lose stability on fast descents.

 

The endurance-primed Racing 5 DBs and versatile Racing 6 DBs have gone through a similar update, going one step further to adopt 20mm inner rim widths to better suit 28mm tyres.

There are also lower profiles all round. The 5's new lower 24mm U-shaped profile is said to improve comfort and save energy. It's also the lightest of the bunch too: Fulcrum says the pair weighs in at 1,660g.

The 6 also drops in depth from 26mm to 24mm and comes in at a claimed 1,780g.

All three models have Fulcrum's 2-Way Fit technology allowing for tubeless or clincher tyres to be fitted, while the 4 and 5 have laser-etched graphics that ensure long-lasting aesthetics.

 

The updates and prices

Racing 4 DB Racing 5 DB Racing 6 DB
Rim Inner width: 19mm, Height: 34mm; 2-Way Fit Tubeless Ready and taped; Extruded and CNC machined; Lasered and stickers Inner width: 20mm, Height: 24mm; 2-Way Fit Tubeless Ready and taped; Lasered and stickers Inner width: 20mm, Height: 24mm; 2-Way Fit Tubeless Ready and taped
Hub Ratchet 36T - 10° Eng. angle - ∅33; HH12 only Ratchet 36T - 10° Eng. angle - ∅33; HH12 only Ratchet 36T - 10° Eng. angle - ∅33; HH12 only; Straight-pull
Weight 1,710g 1,660g 1,780g
Price £449.99 £399.99 £339.99

For more information visit fulcrumwheels.com

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