Total black! A new look, a new technology, a new way of experiencing the road.With the “Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation” treated surface the aluminum core changes its soul.
A unique touch of elegance and fighting spirit, combining a great look and great performance. This combination totally defines the "Nite's" character, where class and passion for attractive details conceal a competitive spirit to be reckoned with. Superb at a standstill, superb when racing - for those who want to stand out from the crowd.
Rim Dynamic Balance -The concept is simple and elegant: balance the weight of the gasket, with an item of similar weight placed on the exact opposite side.
USB Ceramic Ultra Smooth Bearings - Fulcrum has a long-standing reputation for the extremely high performance of its hubs in terms of smoothness and reliability.
In fact, all the projects are entirely developed in our R&D department and we have put obsessive care into taking care of every detail.
The hubs with USB ceramic bearings (Ultra Smooth Bearings) further enhance the triathlon and road bike wheels’ smoothness and reduce weight and the need for maintenance.
2:1 Two-to-One - When you push on the pedals, the rotational force on the sprocket induces a slackening of the freewheel spokes with a consequent loss of rim tension.
This results in undesirable flex of the whole wheel and an unavoidable loss of energy. Fulcrum has solved this classic cycling problem with its 2:1 Two-to-One Spoke Ratio patent, by doubling the spokes in the critical zones.
DRSC - Directionated Rim-Spoke Coupling - Exclusive rim/spoke coupling system. It allows the rim, spokes, nipples and hub to align properly with the same tensioning value in all areas.
MOMAG - A magnet and lots of ingenuity. This was what led to the patent for the well-tested “Mounting Magnet” system, or MoMag.
Anti-Rotation System - This new system raises the concept of spoking to a new level of performance for road bike and triathlon wheels.
The Fulcrum engineers have redesigned the spokes and the hub housings to create a solid and unmoveable whole. The result is that the spokes
a) will never lose their initial tension, thus keeping the wheel perfectly reactive and centred
b) will remain in the position that have been studied in the wind tunnel tests to ensure the best aerodynamic penetration possible.
F.I.C. Fulcrum Identification Card - 100% Handmade Quality
Traceability - A guarantee of quality
The keyword for our products is: traceable.
If you find a little label attached to any Fulcrum® product, do not remove it. It will provide you a guarantee in case of an ascertained defectiveness of a production batch, and so the component needed or wheel will be traceable.
All this because, devoted to its mission, Fulcrum demands the absolute perfection and safety for its customers.
Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation - The Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation treatment is a process made through electrical discharges that take advantage of heavy materials and free electrolytes.
This process is an advanced oxidation process of light alloys of aluminum, magnesium and titanium. This special project was developed a few decades ago in the Russian laboratories to improve characteristics of the lightweight materials used in the space and military spaces
The Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation process gives the alloy surface very special characteristics regarding hardness and wear resistance.
Wide Rim Tech - Fulcrum’s R&D department, following requests from the competition circuit, has worked to create rims that are wider than before, about 4 mm or more than previously. This technical choice provides an ideal basis for 25/28mm tyres, the sizes currently popular.
This ensures stability, excellent handling and superior comfort.
Cup and Cone - The cup-and-cone bearing differs from the classic cartridge bearing because it works in perfect alignment with the forces involved, weight and thrust from the frame, as the bearings run in a race positioned directly opposing these forces.
Square Milling - For the new Racing Zero’s aluminium rim, we decided to keep the triple-milled structure throughout the profile to minimise aluminium thicknesses. Next, our technicians added 3D milling at the base of the spokes.
This means less material but the same reliability since, in this particular design, the forces are well distributed over the rim.
Triple and “Square” milling enable maximum weight reduction on the rim periphery, producing an extremely responsive wheel.
Differentiated Rim Height - Two different heights for front and back. A bigger challenge in construction, but necessary to achieve the very best.
The lower front wheel improves handling, limiting weight to a maximum and also mass involved when turning and relaunching.
The rear rim is higher and more solid, to transmit all the power to the wheel and increase stability.
Hiegh Strength Aluminum - Special aluminium - the best aluminium wheels require carefully chosen materials. For "High strength Aluminum", Fulcrum R&D uses only the best aluminium alloy 6082, with artificial ageing T6 temper that stabilises the alloy and gives it maximum life and reliability.
Aluminium 6082 has the highest strength of the 6000 series and has replaced 6061 in many applications. It is generally used for high-stress applications.
Plasma Freehub - The Plasma treatment makes the aluminium especially hard and resistant to surface abrasion and wear. This has allowed thickness of materials to be reduced to a minimum, achieving advantages of lighter weight, while maintaining lifespan and reliability.
Oversize Flange - The Oversize Flange was developed from the need to create a system to transmit every watt to the ground without dispersion, stiffening the wheel system where necessary, without having to add spokes or superstructures that increase weight.
The oversize flange uses physics to solve the problem. It increases dishing and enables spokes to be shortened. Doubling the spokes creates a balanced system that is excellent at transmitting torque.
Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Treatment - A completely new technology combined with a very striking total black look with high range specs, including a special braking surface that creates new standards for braking on aluminum road wheels.
The Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation process gives the braking surface a special characteristic regarding hardness and wear resistance.
*Specific blue brake pads should be used with this new model.
Rim - Triple Milling: this special triple milling makes it possible to reduce the peripheral weight of these road bike rims and to increase the reactivity of the wheels.
Differentiated rim height: 26mm at the front to have a good handling; 30mm at the rear to transfer all the power to the wheel.
Hub - Oversize aluminum flange and Two-to-One technology: the doubling of the spokes on the cassette side provides greater torsional stiffness and therefore a greater reactivity at each pedal stroke. This means greater efficiency in the transmission of power to these type of road bike wheels.
The front hub has been redesigned, now it is smaller and lighter than before, smoothness will be ensured by the well-known USB bearing technology.
The cap and cone technology maintains the most efficient angle of contact between the bearings and bearing seat, increasing the smoothness and durability.
Spokes and Nipples - Aluminum spokes and aluminum nipples: thanks to being lightweight they reduce the peripheral mass, the enemy of reactivity.
|Rim Material Details||Aluminium (6082, T6 Pre-Aged), triple milling, Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation treatment, Square Milling|
|Rim Height||Front: 27 mm - Rear: 30 mm|
|Inner Rim Width (Channel)||ETRTO 17C|
|Tyre Width||From 25 mm to 50 mm|
|Braking Surface/Brakes Options||Aluminum braking surface, Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation treatment, milled|
|Front Axle Compatibility||QR|
|Rear Axle Compatibility||QR|
|Front Wheel Spokes||16 (8 left - 8 right)|
|Rear Wheel Spokes||21, Two-to-one (7 left - 14 right)|
|Spokes: Profile||Aero, straight pul|
|Front Hub||Carbon, Aluminum flanges|
|Rear Hub||Aluminum, Aluminum oversize flange|
|Bearings||USB ceramic bearings. Adjustable Cup & Cones bearing system|
|Others||Plasma treated HG freewheel. Aluminum Axle|
|Weight Limit||109 kg (Cyclist)|
|FWB Options||HG11 Campy|