Bikepacking? Unsupported bike races? Breaking free from the limits of tarmac roads? Unpaved tracks, exciting journeys, trails and new horizons...

There are many ways of interpreting something that - far from being a new trend enjoyed by the few - has become a different way of enjoying cycling chosen by many. For some, it represents a new way of putting themselves to the test, while for others, it is an alternative choice that offers a world of new possibilities.

B-Road or "gravel" bikes are all this and more, and the Rapid Red 5 DB wheel has been designed and developed by Fulcrum for this kind of riding.

Whilst developing the Rapid Red 5 DB, Fulcrum's R&D department has brought together all the experience and technical expertise gained while creating racing bike wheels, drawing on this to design a model for use on surfaces other than tarmac. 
Unpaved roads, paths and dirt tracks call for a wider inner channel - 23 mm in this instance - with a low, ultra-resistant 24 mm rim, to cushion blows and deliver superb ride comfort, regardless of the stresses to which it is exposed.

The profile of the wheel enables tubeless ready tyres of between 33 and 46 mm to be fitted, with an extensive range of set-ups that can be adjusted in accordance with the type of tracks to be ridden. The 24 straight-head spokes are supported by a solid aluminium hub, ideal for tackling rough terrain and for taking the slightly higher weights of a bike that is ready to go on a journey.

Get ready to start dreaming about your next trip: check your equipment, get your lights ready, and take all the time you need. Your Rapid Red 5 DB wheels will be your faithful companion, comfortable and reliable, light and precise. 
This, fundamentally, means freedom.

Technologies

F.I.C. Fulcrum Identification Card - 100% Handmade Quality - Right from its inception Fulcrum® has been marked by feature that continues to this day: that is to design, prototype and industrialise all the wheels characterised by the red “F”.
Indeed these take shape inside of the R&D, the leading-edge department that represents the beating heart of the Italian company.
Every single component of the wheel, the materials chosen and the technologies applied are the tangible result of the effort that Fulcrum® makes every day to give you maximum performance and reliability.

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.

AFS Axle System - is the solution developed by Fulcrum® to fix the disc brake to the hub. The constraint granted by the butt area of the release mechanism, greater than in familiar standard ones, makes it possible to obtain greater structural rigidity and therefore more precise and powerful braking.

2Way-Fit Ready (Road)

Specifications

Tyre Type 2-Way fit Ready (for clincher and tubeless ready)
Tyre Size 28"
Discipline B-Road (Gravel)
ASTM Category 2
Weight 1700 g
Rim Material Aluminium
Rim Material Details Aluminum
Profile Height Low
Rim Height 24mm
Rim Width 28mm
Inner Rim Width (Channel) 23mm
Tyre Width From 32 mm to 46 mm
Braking System Disc brake
Braking Surface/Brakes Options AFS
Front Axle Compatibility HH15-100/HH12-100
Rear Axle Compatiblity HH12-142
Front Wheel Spokes 24
Rear Wheel Spokes 24
Spokes: Material Aluminum
Spokes: Profile Rounded, straight pull
Nipples Aluminum
Front Hub Aluminum, Aluminum flanges
Rear Hub Aluminum, Aluminum flanges
Bearings Sealed cartridge bearings
Others Aluminum Axle
Weight Limit 109 kg (Cyclist)
FWB Options HG11, XDr, Optional: Campy
* The "Rapid Red 500" custom model has the same technical features as the "Rapid Red 5" model described here

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