- Fast Forward F4R DT Swiss 180 Ceramic Tubular Wheelset
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Fast Forward F4R DT Swiss 180 Ceramic Tubular Wheelset
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|Carbon / Red||Shimano / SRAM 10 / 11sp|
Proven aerodynamics, lightweight design, DT Swiss 180 hubs and ceramic bearings make for a wheelset that rolls nicely and quietly over the tarmac. A great choice for an all-round performance in a race ready wheelset.
Top Features of the Fast Forward F4R DT Swiss 180 Ceramic Tubular Wheelset
- Weight (front): 565g
- Weight (rear): 685g
- Wheelset weight: 1250g
- Rim depth: 45mm
- Rim width: 22.4mm
- Rim type: Tubular
- Spoke count (front/rear): 20/24 Sapim CX-Ray or DT Aerolite spokes
- DARC profile (Yes/No): Yes
- Hub: DT Swiss 180 with ceramic cartridge bearings and redesigned carbon hub shells
- Superstiff High Tensile TC35 Carbon
- 45mm deep rim
- FFWD decals under clear coat
- This wheelset comes with exclusive wheel bags, quick release set, valve extensions & brake pads
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
These (Shimano option) are 11sp compatible wheels, which means, and thanks to the supplied spacer, you can use these on either 10 or 11 speed Shimano/SRAM systems
Carbon - TC-35
Fast Forward (FFWD) use High-Tensile TC-35 carbon for the majority of the lay-up. This gives the rim a very high strength with sufficient stiffness to cope with hard application of the wheels. So, rather than use a stiffer, but more brittle carbon type, they chose durability over ultimate stiffness. In some lay-ups they add some higher modulus sheets to increase stiffness locally.
FFWD actually use multiple layers of different types of carbon. Only the outer layer is made from a 3K weave. Underneath this layer are layers of UDF (Uni-Directional Fibre) sheets. A mixture of different angles to resemble a uniform material. Because carbon fibre can handle tension very well, they have to mix up the layers to make the rim stiff and strong enough.
DARC – Double Arc
FFWD DARC technology is short for ‘Double Arc’ which refers to the profile of the rim. The revolutionary DARC profile improves aerodynamics dramatically by reducing the drag. Air has the characteristic to stick to its surface and by creating a negative arc section the air will be compressed more at the positive section. This will increase the pressure just like on the topside of an airfoil. Increased pressure results in a faster airflow and less resistance on the wheel which reduces the drag. The DARC profile is applied to all F4R, F6R and F9R models!
DT Swiss 180 Hubs (Ceramic Bearings
DT Swiss 180 Ceramic Hubs: High-end hubs with Ceramic bearings and a carbon hub shell to safe 50 grams on the hub set.
CRP - Crash Replacement Policy
If you are unlucky enough to damage your FFWD wheel in an accident or by any means that is unwarrantable even outside the standard 2 year warranty, you may return your damaged wheel to FFWD who will replace your damaged carbon or alloy rim for HALF the regular price plus 50 euro's for new spokes and rebuilding by hand. For more information on this scheme please visit the Fast Forward website.
About the Fast Forward brand
Based in The Netherlands, FFWD Fast Forward ® is a young high-end brand, specializing in high speed wheels. Carbon only. Period. FFWD’s goal is to deliver fast, lightweight and durable wheels to the Road, Cyclocross, Track & Triathlon market. Our primary focus is on outstanding craftsmanship, quality and design. All spoked wheels are laced and hand built in Holland by master wheel-smith Zoran Kabala in Assen. Each set of wheels is meticulously put together, trued to the ‘Mµ’ and released into the world of speed with a unique serial number. Only the best of ingredients (read components) are being used! High Tensile TC35 Carbon rims, FFWD or DT Swiss hubs, Sapim CX Ray or DT Aerolite spokes, Brass nipples together with a lot of intrinsic wheel builder finger skills ensure top quality and long term serviceability.
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