Fulcrum Presents The New 2011 XC Wheels: New Red Metal 29 XL
In 2011 the Red Metal 29” will become XL. XL is the abbreviation for Extra Light and expresses the work carried out by the Fulcrum engineers to lower the weight of the already high-performance Red Metal 29” 2010.
Fulcrum believes in the 29” wheel and demonstrates it by creating a new wheel that significantly improves the performance with respect to the previous version.
The rim is new and made more rigid thanks to the new design of the profile and lightened as the result of a special single milling.
The spokes are new to: circular section, in aluminium, straight-head, enabling greater and more durable spoke tensions. This increases the wheel’s performance and keeps it consistent over time. The spoking system is hybrid: for the front, 14 crossed spokes on the left and 7 radial spokes on the right. For the rear, 8 crossed spokes on the left and 16 crossed on the right.
The hubs for the new Red Metal 29’’ XL are available in the QR standard version with THRU-AXLE 15 kit (included) for the front wheel, and in the QR standard version only for the rear.
The weight of the new Red Metal 29” XL is 1750 g, almost 100 grams less than the previous version.
RED METAL 29” XL
THE XC 29 WHEEL GETS LIGHTER
Size: 29’’ – 21C
Material: aluminium, circular section straight-head
Spoking system: Fulcrum 2:1
• Front left: 14 crossed in aluminium a straight-head – circular section
• Front right: 7 radial in aluminium a straight-head – circular section
• Rear left: 8 crossed in aluminium straight-head – circular section
• Rear right: 16 crossed in aluminium straight-head – circular section
Bearings: double seal – reduced friction coefficient
Braking system compatibility: ISO 6-bolt – AFS
Weight: 1750 g
Source: Press Release