Red Wind XLR 80

Red Wind XLR 80: what is really impressive is their responsiveness and smoothness you can feel immediately on your road bike.
The most popular wheel depth among triathletes, with an impressive 80mm rim that push you faster towards the finish line.
The Red Wind XLR 80 mm. wheel is entirely hand-assembled by a specialized Fulcrum® technician and it is checked in every tiny detail with electronic instrumentation.
And today Fulcrum® allows you to configure your Red Wind XLR 80 according to your preferences, in the Dark Label and Bright Label version.


tyre typeClincher
tyre size28"
weight1770 g.
rim materialAluminum/Carbon
rim material detailsAluminum and Carbon, 3K fiber
rim height categoryHigh
rim heightFront and rear: 80 mm
rim width20,5 mm, ETRTO 15C
tyre width From 23 mm to 32 mm
braking systemCaliper
braking surface/braking optionsAluminum braking surface, turned
front axle compatibilityQR
rear axle compatibilityQR
front wheel spokes16 (8 left + 8 right)
rear wheel spokes18 (6 left + 12 right), Two to one
spokes materialStainless steel, double butted
spokes profile technologyAero, straight pull
front hubAluminum, Aluminum flanges
rear hubAluminum, Aluminum oversize flange
bearingsCULT ceramic bearings. Adjustable Cup & Cones bearing system
othersAluminum Axle
WEIGHT LIMIT 109 kg (Cyclist)
Road bike rims - Red Wind XLR 80

The rim

Integrated aluminium/carbon road bike rims structure: the exclusive coupling system of the aluminium rim and carbon structure makes these road bike rims extremely rigid, it allows to an excellent responsiveness levels and durability of the wheel.
Exclusive pressing system for the rim in unpainted carbon enables an extremely limited weight and a smooth surface free from imperfections.

Hubs and flanges

CULT ceramic bearings, the maximum in terms of smoothness thanks to the use of special reduced lubricant bearings.
The cone and cup technology with absolute performance: easy ball/bearing adjustment reduces possible ball/bearing play precision operation – maintains performance over time.
Aluminium hub body (gives the wheel a high degree of lateral stiffness and reduces weight to the minimum) with oversize aluminum flange and Two-to-One™ technology to transmit all the power to the ground.
The aluminum axle reduces the overall weight of the wheel.
Hubs and flanges - Red Wind XLR 80
Red Wind XLR 80 - Oversize flange

Oversize flange

Increases the torsional stiffness and reactivity at each change of the rhythm of the pedal stroke.

Spokes and nipples

Aerodynamic profile in steel ensures the maximum aerodynamic penetration and, thanks to the material employed, lower weight and greater reactivity.
Self-locking oversize aluminium nipples: they reduce the peripheral mass of the road bike wheels to a minimum, thus increasing responsiveness.
The nipples "self-locking" system provides the correct tension of the spokes and does not require any maintenance.
Spokes and nipples - Red Wind XLR 80