Fulcrum launches two new Red Zone wheelset ready for racing
04 agosto 2017
Fulcrum comes back with two new models aimed at completing the shorter travel off road segment.
On the heels of the introduction of some serious high range solutions for XC and XC marathon last year, Fulcrum comes back with two new models aimed at completing the shorter travel off road segment. Red Zone 5 and Red Zone 7 make up the initial offering segment of the cross country lineup and bring the same reliable, long-standing and trailblazing performance that have made Fulcrum wheels stand on the trail since their inception. Now, with the inclusion of the newest two models of XC wheelsets, there is no reason to ride sub-standard quality and no excuse to not aim for the top step of the podium.
RED ZONE 5
The 29” aluminum Red Zone 5 is a solution with racing in its DNA and competition in its veins. Its 20mm deep, 23C class rim represents a very versatile solution offering compatibility with tires ranging from 2.0” to 2.35” The wider stance of the rim makes for a more efficient tire shape across the board and in doing so renders the complete unit more performance oriented in all situations. Its 2-Way-Fit Ready construction allows the rider to convert the wheel to tubeless with ease by way of the included kit. Its 28, straight-pull, rounded 1.8mm steel spokes front and rear are lace the low profile rim to an equally race tuned hub.
The AFS disc brake standard structure boasts oversized aluminum flanges that were developed in such a way to not only mate perfectly with straight pull spokes but do so in a manner that allows for a more efficient spoke angle. The Red Zone 5’s hubs also represent a very versatile structure. The front hub is produced in HH15 – 100mm format and the rear in HH12- 142 or 135mm. However, the appropriate kit is capable of converting them to either QR or Boost standard. The versatility and long list of performance-oriented solutions of the Red Zone 5 come together in a 1800gr package and make for a highly respectable wheel that brings #fulcrumfast performance to a wider audience
RED ZONE 7
The Red Zone 7 follows in the footsteps of the 5 by offering Fulcrum quality construction and long lasting performance. It represents the access point to the wide range of Fulcrum quality wheels made for off road cross-country use although it performs beyond the competition of the same segment. The 29” aluminum clincher Red Zone 5 is the perfect wheelset for demanding training sessions but feels equally at home underneath the bike on race day. It can be built up for clincher + inner tube right out of the box or, thanks to its 2-Way-Fit Ready construction, can be converted to tubeless via the use of the included kit. The aluminum alloy rim is mated to a precision-machined hub via 28 straight-pull, 2mm, steel spokes in both front and rear wheels.
Just like the Red Zone 5 the front hub is produced in HH15 – 100mm format and the rear in HH12- 142 or 135mm. However, the appropriate kit is capable of converting them to either QR or Boost standard, making this wheelset every bit as versatile as its higher range brethren.
At a mere 1860 grams the Red Zone 7 stands out as perhaps one of the most striking wheels available in terms of quality/price ratio. The phrase entry-level is only applicable if you consider entry as an initial experience with some of the best wheels on the trail. If you are looking to compete in XC or XC Marathon the Red Zone line up is the solution for your competitive needs.