- Fast Forward F6R Carbon Tubular Front Wheel
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Fast Forward F6R Carbon Tubular Front Wheel
The F6R carbon tubular front wheel is an aerodynamic wheel for the racer. With a 60mm proven DARC profile rim this is the most chosen wheel for competition riders or the serious enthusiasts. Strong, stiff yet lightweight in its category of carbon wheel.
Top Features of the Fast Forward F6R Carbon Tubular Front Wheel
- Weight (front): 620g
- Rim depth: 60mm
- Rim width: 22.4mm
- Rim type: tubular
- Spoke count (front): 20 Sapim CX-Ray or DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
- DARC profile (Yes/No): Yes
- Hub: Fast Forward
- Superstiff High Tensile TC35 Carbon
- 60mm deep rim with DARC™ profile
- FFWD decals under clear coat
- Hand built in The Netherlands
- This wheel comes with an exclusive wheel bag, quick release set, valve extension and brake pads
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Improved Fast Forward Hub
FFWD Wheels is constantly looking for improvements to offer better quality by searching for or developing the best possible parts. FFWD Wheels cooperated with DT Swiss to start the development of a completely new FFWD hub based on the experience and known reputation of the Swiss hubs. This project resulted in the new ‘FFWD hub by DT Swiss’, a strong and durable hub with Swiss precision to offer an even better price/quality ratio to FFWD wheel sets. The high precision build guarantee smooth running bearings which are protected by press fit end caps which enable to you to service them without any tools.
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!
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.
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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