The Fulcrum downhill/freeride wheel series will be getting a new addition for 2011: the Fulcrum Red Heat.
The new offering positions Fulcrum to grow in the downhill and freeride worlds, where Fulcrum already has its Red Fire wheelset.
Red Heat is designed as a race-ready wheel that can land jumps with no problems. Fulcrum says Red Heat weighs in at “no more than 2200 grams.” Designed to be used with clincher and tube, Red Heat has a 22 mm-wide rim (class C25) enabling better track and ground grip.
Hubs are oversize, in aluminium alloy, and adopt the thru-axle standard (20 mm/110mm for the front wheel and 12 mm/150mm for the rear) allowing for increased rigidity with more control over the wheel and avoiding possible disc/ pad contact.
There are 32 straight head, reinforced spokes for both front and rear. In variable section stainless steel (Ø 2,2/2/1,8/2). The wheels are simple to maintain thanks to self-blocking nipples and the ease with which spokes can be replaced.
Red Heat is compatible with ISO 6-bolt braking systems.
Fulcrum Red Heat
Pricing: See www.fulcrumwheels.com
Weight: 2200 g
Wheel Material: aluminium
Hub Material: aluminium
Bearings: industrial with double gasket
Tire compatibility: Clincher
Spoke Material: stainless steel with reinforced straight head
Diameter: Ø 2,2/2/1,8/2 mm
Spokes: 32 front, 32 rear
Braking system compatibility: ISO 6 screw