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Red Zone Carbon+

Red Zone Carbon+

Welcoming the world of “Plus”: the Latest Fulcrum Evolution in MTB Wheel Technology.
Fulcrum’s flagship wheelset for XC and Marathon racing has evolved with the feedback of elite riders. The Red Zone Carbon+ are the result of analyses and specific tests aimed at raising the performance of the Red Zone Carbon to the next level.
This process involved the riders of the Buff-Megamo team who, along with other riders, tested different configurations for a year in race conditions, to find the perfect balance and the maximum performance possible.
The optimal configuration was reached just before the 2023 Cape Epic, with a wheel weighing 1,385 grams, thanks to the use of a mix of resins and FF100 unidirectional high modulus fibres, produced to Fulcrum’s specifications, that maintains and improves all the structural characteristics and implements all of Fulcrum’s best technologies. The Red Zone Carbon+ have improved the handling and reactivity by, respectively, +9.5% and +10%, compared to the Red Zone Carbon.
The iconic and unique shape of the Red Zone Carbon NIP(PLE) FORCE rim has not changed and the MoMag and DSRC (Directional Rim-Spoke Coupling) technologies have also been included. The bearings are always in the cup and cone configuration, but they have been improved with USB™ (Ceramic Ultra Smooth Bearings) ceramic bearings, which increase the smoothness of the wheels and reduce both weight and maintenance. Comparative tests have revealed that USB™ bearings are 50% smoother than sealed bearings.
Price:
EUR 2.177,00 € (XD), 2.190,00 € (MS12)

Features

Tyre type2-Way Fit™ (for clincher and tubeless)
Tyre size29"
DisciplineXC / Marathon
ASTM category3
Weight1385 g
Rim materialFull Carbon
Rim material detailsDirect Inmold Matt Finish (DIMF)
Profile heightLow
Rim heightFront and rear: 26 mm, asymmetric
Rim width33 mm
Inner rim width(channel)28 mm
Braking systemDisc brake
Braking surface/brakes optionsAFS™
Front axle compatibilityHH15-110 Boost
Rear axle compatibilityHH15-110 Boost
Front wheel spokes24
Rear wheel spokes24
Spokes: material
Stainless steel - double butted
Spokes: profileRounded, straight pull
NipplesAluminum
Front hubAluminum, Aluminum flanges
Rear hubAluminum, Aluminum flanges
BearingsUSB™ ceramic, Adj. Cup & Cone bearing system
OthersReal Axle Technology
Weight limit (system)125 kg
FWB optionsXD, MS12