About Fulcrum Racing 5 LG Clincher Wheelset
The Fulcrum Racing 5 LG is the evolution of this extremely popular wheelset, known for its affordability and its performance as a ‘race-ready’ wheel. The 20-spoke design, in addition to the asymmetric rear rim are now matched with a 17C profile to offer notable performance such as
lateral and torsional rigidity plus increased responsiveness, comfort and handling.
The wider section 17C rim allow the tyre to maintain greater contact area with the ground
The contact area between tyre and asphalt increases considering the same tyre width. For example, a 23mm tyre on a 17C rim has a contact section similar to a 24mm tyre: the smaller tyre weighs less but the wider rim ensures that grip is very similar to that of the wider-sized tyre.
Increased lateral stiffness thanks to the wider rim section - at the moment of lateral inertia the wider rim is able to remain more stable as energy is transferred.
The thicknesses of the rim section have been analysed and calibrated to maintain stability despite being larger than normal. This means a complete optimization of the structure.
Lower tyre wear
Fulcrum Wheels s.r.l. designs wheels and components for racing bikes and distributes them in over 30 countries worldwide. They were based on the idea of three aerospace engineers who are passionate about bicycles. The strong points of this young company include the use of unique patents, ongoing technological research, and the attractive and young-spirited design.