Racing Zero Competizione
Racing Zero Competizione
19 July 2016
The prestigious Racing Zero family adds a new member and makes improvements across the board.
The Fulcrum Racing Zero has been a cornerstone in performance wheelworks and the universally lauded performance and reliability for which it became so popular pushed the engineers at headquarters to develop several options of this great wheelset. Racing Zero performance became the common denominator between an increasingly larger number of models: firstly, the Racing Zero Nite with its advanced dark finishing treatment that also boosts braking performance, then the Racing Zero Carbon which brought forth what is perhaps the first carbon rim mated to aluminum spokes in the cycling market. There was one Zero, then two. A 3rd was added and now Fulcrum is excited to present the fourth member of the family: RACING ZERO COMPETIZIONE which adds an extreme performance alternative to a lineup already jam-packed with performance elements.
The Racing Zero Competizione takes all of the elements that made the Racing Zero such a fantastic and universally trusted wheel for racing and adds an extra bit of performance normally reserved only for top end carbon fiber models found under World Tour riders. The wheelset that was already considered the gold standard for high end aluminum racing wheels gets an added performance element in the form of CULT ceramic bearings making these wheels every bit as smooth as anything the professional riders have at their disposal. Couple that extreme smoothness (9 times smoother than traditional bearings) with aluminum oversized spokes, MoMAG technology, TWO TO ONE spoke ratio, oversized drive side flange and race optimized rim design and you have a wheelset that should be the envy of most any rider.
One performance characteristic incorporated into the design of this new model is applied to both the Zero and Zero Nite models as well: a completely new and redesigned C17 class rim. Choose any of the three aluminum Zero solutions and you are guaranteed increased handling, comfort and performance thanks to the optimized interface between the C17 rim and larger clincher tire choices. Perfect for 25 and 28mm clinchers this rim creates a more efficient solution on many fronts. Aerodynamically the new C17 and 25/28mm tire combination represents an improvement over the same tires built onto C15 rims. The shape formed by the 25/28mm tire on the new wider base renders the tire and rim one cohesive unit when considering airflow. The C15 rim mated to a 25mm tire takes on a shape reminiscent of a lightbulb, leaving a tiny pocket of air between the tirewall and the rim, thus creating turbulence and drag. The tire/rim interface on the new C17 version eliminates this airpocket and thus creates a more aerodynamic unit. The shape of the tire, created by the new rim, is also more efficient, smoother rolling and safer than the 25/28mm – C15’s shape.
So, whether you choose the Racing Zero in its traditional format, the Racing Zero Nite with the added benefit of a sleek and elegant high performance braking treatment or the all new #fulcrumfast Racing Zero Competizione you can count on riding one step ahead of the competition. Thanks to the historical race-winning pedigree present in each and every model in addition to a fantastic new and more efficient rim design present throughout the lineup you can choose the high performance solution that is right for you with the knowledge that there is no incorrect choice. Fulcrum speed, efficiency and reliability are present in each and every model of the RACING ZERO family and with such a wide range Fulcrum allows you to choose your winning advantage made your way.