||21 Feb 2017
XL is the abbreviation of Extra Light and expresses the work carried out by the Fulcrum engineers to lower the weight of the already high-performing Red Metal 29" 2010. The new wheelset weighs 1750 g, almost 100 grams less than the previous version. The rim of the Fulcrum Red Metal 29 XL Tubeless Wheelset is new and more rigid thanks to the new design of the profile, and lightened as the result of a special single milling.
The new circular section aluminium straight-head spokes enable greater and more durable tensions, increasing the wheels performance and keeping it consistent over time. The spoking system is hybrid: for the front, 16 crossed spokes on the left and 8 radial spokes on the right; for the rear, 8 crossed spokes on the left and 16
Welded joint / no-hole rim bed / hermetically sealed valve
Fulcrum Custom Hubs / 100mm Front, 135mm Rear
2.8mm oversized aluminium
21h front, 24h rear
2:1 Hybrid Spoke Ratio. Doubling spokes on the critical side makes it possible to reduce the unit load borne by each spoke as the spokes themselves are no longer subject to the mechanical stress resulting from differing forces. Overcoming this drawback, the spokes will be able to transfer the forces exerted at the rear by the pedalling force and at the front by the torque of braking, giving the front wheel previously unknown stability. 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 spokes on the right
QR Standard version with 15mm Thru-axle kit (included) for the front wheel, and in the QR standard version only for the rear
6-Bolt International Standard
New patented Fulcrum QR mechanism (included)
1750g (pair, without skewers)
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