Fulcrum releases the new Racing 3 DB – their most versatile wheelset to date
Fulcrum’s newest addition of its Racing family is an extension of its wide selection of disc brake specific wheel sets. The latest 1660g Fulcrum Racing 3 DB is possibly their most versatile to date
The Fulcrum Racing 3 DB can be used for road racing, it is also great for road endurance and gravel surfaces. Fulcrum say performance doesn’t always require rigidity and a more comfortable and compliant wheel-set translates to more comfortable riding. The Racing 3 DB’s build lets it to be 25% more comfy than the pure road racing specific Racing Zero for example.
The 19mm rim design made from T6 grade aluminium features larger channel of the 2 Way Fit ™ rim, which allows for increased tire sizes. In addition this provides the possibility of running either clincher or tubeless tires (allowing for lower pressures), accepting tires ranging from 23mm up to 42mm.
Fulcrum’s Two to One ™ spoke ratio ensures that what is essentially an asymmetric structures perform in a symmetric and therefore efficient manner. Double the spokes located on the side of highest torque application effectively functions as a brace against torsion and allows power transfer to translate into forward motion.
To ensure that none of its performance attributes are wasted via friction the Racing 3 DB incorporates the micro-adjustment preload system on its cup and cone bearings. A technology that filters down from professional road racing wheels, this system allows riders to fine tune the movement of the wheels with the use of only an allen key.