- Fast Forward RA1 Road Alloy Quick Release Set
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Top Features of the Fast Forward RA1 Road Alloy Quick Release Set
- Hollow chromoly axle, very light and safe
- Alloy lever and nut
- Weight F: 41
- Weight R: 45
All Fast Forward wheels include these skewers (except for the F2R DT190 wheels, they include the RC1).
About Quick Release Skewers
Quick release skewers are rods which are threaded at one end, with a cam assembly on the other. This combines to make a lever operated cam system. The quick release mechanism was invented in 1927 by Tullio Campagnolo, who was an Italian bicycle racer. He was frustrated when he needed to repair a flat tyre during a race, the weather had turned cold, and his hands were numb, so he could not operate the wingnuts which retained the wheel. He had been well-placed prior to the puncture, but lost valuable time, so decided to develop a quick release skewer system which enables simple wheel removal in seconds.
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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