| Fulcrum is closely following Campagnolo. |
The Campagnolo 2009 range can be summarized to the new 11s groupsets, but as well to some more or less important updates on the wheels. The new technologies featured in Campagnolo range are re-used here too.
Racing XLRThe carbon wheels receive three significant updates. First of all, these high-end wheels beneficiate of the CULT ceramic bearing technology allowing very high durability as well as very low bearing resistance since the grease is not required. Second, they are equipped with a new hub whose drive side flange is bigger to optimize the stiffness. The hubs are quite bling bling with their carbon and red/orange anodized shell. Finally, the braking performances of the carbon rims have been improved thanks to a new brake pad compound.
These high-end Fulcrum wheels are named Racing Speed XLR and Racing Light XLR. The weights are respectively 1325g, and 1225g.
2 Way fitThe Fulcrum Racing Zero and Racing 1 are receiving the « 2 way fit » technology which means you can use both a standard tire, or a tubeless tire. The rims height are differentiated: 24mm deep front, and 28mm deep rear. The weights are respectively 1470g, et 1530g.
Racing Torq RRSFinally, a new crankset is released. It is actually an upgrade of the Racing Torq RS. It receives the same upgrades as the most expensive Campagnolo cranksets: CULT ceramic bearings, new harder materials chainrings offereing a longer life.
Racing Torq RRS Crankset
Cranks: multidirectional carbon fibre with unidirectional carbon fibre structure. Fulcrum Hollow Crank Technology
Sprockets: CNC-machined forged aluminium
Toothing: 53/39 - 52/39 - 50/34
Lengths: 170 - 172,5 - 175 mm
Weight: 695 grams (including cups and bearings).
Ultra-Torque oversize cups for oversize bottom brackets
Fulcrum developed special aluminium Ultra-Torque OS cups which have the same bearing seat functions as the already renowned Ultra-Torque cups for standard bottom brackets. These OS cups simply replace the standard cups on frames with oversize bottom brackets.Ultra-Torque OS cups for oversize bottom brackets will be available in versions compatible with 86.5 wide shells and with BB30 bottom brackets. Another positive note: the OS cups weigh 20 grams less than standard cups.
From now on it will therefore by possible to order an Ultra-Torque crankset in versions with standard cups, with OS cups for 86.5 bottom brackets or with OS cups for BB30 bottom brackets.