Fulcrum Red Metal 29 XLR Wheelset

3/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $868.00

Product Description

  • Spokes: 28 front and rear spokes
  • Hubs: oversize, aluminium with 20 mm axles
  • Brakes: disk, 6 ISO bolts

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by TrevT a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2011

Strengths:    These wheels came with a demo bike purchased at Golden Cycles in Littleton. Liked the look of the wheels are they preformed really well. I am 6'3" and 200 pounds so need a strong rim and these were going well until.....

Weaknesses:    the rear hub and free-wheel hub failed. Something that I would not expect after only 6 months of riding 2 times a week. Tried to sort it out with Golden Bike Shop who blamed Fulcrum. They couldn't even get spare parts. Same story from New Zealand Fulcrum distributor. So I ditched the wheel set and purchased Stans ZTR Arches and they are awesome!

Bottom Line:   
I have been 'forced' into buying a new wheel set because Fulcrum and Golden Bike Shop let me down. Never again guys, never again.

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Favorite Trail:   Cannan Loop

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Golden Cycles

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew from Melbourne a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2010

Strengths:    Strength, Colour, Smoothness

Weaknesses:    Rear off side spokes came loose

Bottom Line:   
Within a couple of rides the rear off side spokes were loose and rattling. I took it to the local bike shop and asked them to true it, tighten the spokes and Loctite them. Since doing this the wheels have been great. Interestingly the bike shop thought it was normal and expected - but is it unreasonable to expect for that price that the wheel stays true?
I'm 220lbs and am a strong powerful rider. I have a history of breaking things - cranks, frames etc. Now the teething problems are fixed, I can say the wheels are strong, rigid and the hubs are smooth. The colour is a personal taste thing - I have a few touches of red on the bike so the wheels fit the overall colour scheme.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything bumpy!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle

Similar Products Used:   1st 29er wheels but Mavic and others in 26"

Bike Setup:   Lynskey Ridgeline 29er set up as a rigid single speed. Nuke Proof Carbon Forks, XT brakes, e13 Cranks and B/Bracket, Racing Ralphs fitted with tubes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by simron a Cross Country Rider from italy

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2009

Strengths:    reliable, stay true

Weaknesses:    price

Bottom Line:   
Assembled with no inner tube, standard tires (kenda karma 2.2) and Stan's liquid, they have been so far trouble free and straight as new despite my weight (210lb/95kg).
The bike has been very predictable and easy to control on fast rough terrain descents, braking has no side effects

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Favorite Trail:   colli euganei

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   niner EMD, X9

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