The passion of everyday life, the alarm clock that goes off for your morning training session, those "stolen" hours before dinner and your long Saturday outings with friends: adventure, goals, flow. These wheels are ideal for a variety of different situations, so we put ourselves in the shoes of those who might choose them and asked ourselves: what do these wheels need? 

They're reliable, well-balanced in terms of weight and stiff enough for cyclists to clock up the kilometres with complete peace of mind. With these wheels cyclists can focus on enjoying their surroundings, drinking in the view behind each bend while keeping up with their seasonal schedule. 

Fulcrum's R&D department have studied the market and produced their interpretation, creating Cross Country wheels to meet the demands of today's cycling routes. The wheels are ready to use and feature a wider groove with solid, sophisticated spoking. 

These wheels have a definite wow factor and are a cut above the rest. 


AFS Axle System - The Axial Fixing 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.

One Hub Fits All

2Way-Fit Ready MTB - This procedure transforms Red Zone 500-700 and Red Fire 500 wheels (designed to be used with an inner tube) into Tubeless Ready wheels (i.e. without the use of an inner tube but with the compulsory use of a sealant liquid).

To ensure the correct transformation of the wheels, it is obligatory to respect the procedure explained below, using the following components:

Microspline Freehub - They understand technical evolution as painstaking attention to product development, and it’s one of the cornerstones of all projects that come out of our R&D Department.

The Fulcrum spirit entails a constant effort to pick up and seize on new trends and keep pace with the most advanced technologies available.

This is why we adopted Shimano's Microspline standard as soon as the new racing drivetrains for 12-speed mountain bikes were presented, and will introduce the ground-breaking technology throughout our range.

The Shimano Microspline option will be available on all MTB and E-MTB wheels in the MY2020 catalogue.

At the same time, it will be possible to convert all wheels in the Red Zone, Red Metal and Red Fire range and all previously purchased and used E-MTBs featuring different bodies using a conversion kit comprising body and pivot.


Tyre Type 2-Way Fit ready (for clincher and tubeless ready)
Tyre Size 29"
Discipline Cross country / Marathon
Weight 1815 g.
ASTM Category 3
Rim Material Aluminum
Rim Material Details Aluminum, welded joint
Rim Height Front and rear: 20 mm
Rim Width 28.5mm
Inner Rim Width (Channel) ETRTO 23C
Tyre Width From 2.0” to 2.35”
Braking System Disc brake
Braking Options AFS
Front Axle Compatibility HH15-110 Boost
Rear Axle Compatibility HH12-148 Boost
Front Wheel Spokes 28, Left 14 - Right 14
Rear Wheel Spokes 28,Left 14 - Right 14
Spokes Material Stainless steel
Spokes Profile Technology Rounded, straight pull
Nipples Aluminum
Front Hub Aluminum, Aluminum flanges
Rear Hub Aluminum, Aluminum flanges
Bearings Sealed cartridge bearings
Others Aluminum Axle. One hub fits all.
Weight Limit 109 kg (Cyclist)
FWB Version HG11, XD
  The "Red Zone 500" custom model has the same technical features as the "Red Zone 5" model described here

Compatibility Table


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