Fast Forward F6R Carbon Clincher 240s Wheelset 2014
The F6R wheelset is a carbon/alu clincher wheelset with 58mm deep rims and DT Swiss 240s hubs.
Top Features of the Fast Forward F6R Carbon Clincher 240s Wheelset 2014
- Superstiff High Tensile TC35 Carbon with integrated alu rim
- 58 mm deep rim - DARC™ profile
- Welded (seamless) alloy brake surface
- Wear indicators in alloy brake surface
- FFWD decals under clear coat
- DT Swiss 240s hubs
- Weight: 1830 gram
- Sapim CX-Ray spaken, 20/24H, aero blade (0.9*2.3mm), lightweight, high fatigue-resistance
- DT Pro Lock Brass nipples
- Hand built in The Netherlands
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
This wheel comes with an exclusive wheel bag, quick release skewer and a valve extension.
FFWD DARCtm technology is short for ‘Double Arc’ which refers to the profile of the rim. The revolutionary DARCTM 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.
We 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, we chose durability over ultimate stiffness. In some lay-ups we add some higher modulus sheets to increase stiffness locally.
We 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 Fiber) sheets. A mixture of different angles to resemble a uniform material. Because carbon fiber can handle tension very well, we have to mix up the layers to make the rim stiff and strong enough.
The hubs pictured is a Fast Forward hubs. Crash Replacement Policy If you are unlucky enough to damage your FFWD wheel in an accident or by any means that is not warrant-able 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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I emailed Roland the General Manager of FFWD. I got an immediate and very helpful response that at 103kg all of the F6R's would be fine for my weight, especially this model as it has 28 spokes on the rear wheel. Hope this helps.
Rgds - Phil
That said I run Conti GP4000S 700x23 tyres on mine for training and have no problems with comfort on 5hr+ rides.
Can you shed some light on what alternate wheelset I coudl look at if FFRW are not making this set in shimano anymore?
There's no specific brand or pad recommended for use on alloy by FFWD Wheels.
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