Fulcrum updated to accommodate Shimano’s 11th sprocket but the latest Racing 5 wheelset promises a little more than merely space for the extra gear...
Product:Fulcrum Racing 5
Price as reviewed:£239.99
Updated to accommodate Shimano’s 11th sprocket, the latest Racing 5 wheelset promises a little more than merely space for the extra gear.
Other improvements of the new design are said to result in an increase in both lateral and torsional rigidity to improve acceleration, while the 100g weight saving should enhance the overall performance.
It’s fair to say we were happy with Fulcrum’s outcome.
The Racing 5 certainly cushioned us well from lumps and bumps on the road, but it was initially hard to determine whether the comfort was sapping the reactivity, which Fulcrum says it has improved.
Once up to speed and rolling at over 15mph, the Fulcrum Racing 5 rolled very well and gave us that zip we’d been looking for. If anything, the 5 was a little noisy but is nevertheless a solid purchase at £239.99 a pair.