Fulcrum Racing Zero C17 Clincher Road Wheelset
Fulcrum Racing Zero C17 Clincher Road Wheelset
The gold standard among high-level aluminum road bike wheels. With the unmistakable character that everybody knows well, the absolute ability to transmit your energy on the tarmac, its extreme riding precision. Unrivaled in the peloton, extraordinary performance and high impact aesthetics make these road bike wheel the point of reference for cyclists. Race after race, the Fulcrum Zero wheels have become synonymous with excellence, quality, performance, reliability..
- Rim: Alloy Clincher, 27mm Front / 30mm Rear
- Brake Surface: Alloy
- Front Axle: Carbon, Quick Release
- Rear Axle: Aluminium, Quick Release
- Freehub: Shimano 10-11
- Bearings: USB Ceramic
- Spokes: Aero, Straight Pull
- Count: 16 Front / 21 Rear
- Includes: Skewers, Rim Tape
- Weight: 1518g
Mr Woodman Excellent quality set of wheels, very stiff and responsive. On my first ride with them, I thought that they gave a very harsh ride but after reducing tyre pressures a little from what I used on my previous wheels, they were spot on. and not uncomfortable at all. The stiffness and response is most apparent when pushing on out of the saddle where the wheels feel rock solid. Overall very happy with the wheels. The service and price from Merlin were outstanding.
Charley in California I replaced a worn-out, well-loved set of Mavic Ksyrium SLs with these wheels. Severnty-five miles into riding these new ones, I'm very happy. They ride very smoothly and climb well. The quiet free hub takes some getting used to, especially after those noisy Mavics. Merlin had a great price and shipped quickly to the USA.
greg Better than I expected. These wheels are sweet for aluminum and are stiff, but comfortable at the same time. Spin up very quickly and effortlessly. Was skeptical on buying these over some deeper carbon wheels , but am very satisfied. Lots of aluminum wheels over the years and these by far are the best. Also love the silent freehub.
Andy The first thing I noticed was how *smooth* these wheels are; roll beautifully with the ceramic bearings, and quietly -- minimal freewheel noise. Second thing was their stiffness and efficiency at transmitting power. I did back-to-back rides on the same route (50 miles with a hill in the middle) with my old wheels (Williams S30) and the Fulcrums. The Fulcrums decreased my total riding time by 4:45 mins, and climbing time by 1:00. I never realized how much my old wheels were flexing on the climbs! The wider rims should be stabler for cornering on descents, though I haven't tested the limits yet :) Only slight downside is the stiffness does transmit more road vibration; I normally get occasional numbness in my left hand, but got it a bit more often with the Fulcrums. However, I have recently decreased my tire pressure by 5 PSI, since the wider rims spread out my 25c tires a bit more; this may compensate somewhat. Overall, the wheels are a pleasure to ride. If you are looking for alloy rims, I'd highly recommend them; only caveat is lighter riders might get bounced around more than me (I weigh 155 lbs) and might consider a less stiff/more forgiving wheel such as Shimano C24s.
Mr Ramos Great wheels for the price... Took them out for a spin and can totally feel the difference...Wheels keep rolling and very responsive.
Mrs Aylward Love my new wheels - going like the wind now....
C.Murr Better than expected. Rolls really smooth. Much better than my Mavic wheelset that they replaced.
GEM Great wheels, looking great and rolling well. The service from Merlincycles was excellent and very fast
Richard LOVE my new wheelset. Super quiet rear hub. Ride hard with confidence knowing the wheels are responsive and strong. No speed wobbles going downhill at high speeds.
BA Fast and rigid. Light weight for alloys.
Mr Nikolaou Totally awesome. the difference is huge! excellent pro wheelset!
Mitch Excellent ride. Superior finish. The bearings are silky smooth. A fine wheel set at a reasonable price.
Thomas Great feel. I feel like I took twenty years off but really its the wheels.
AC Great wheels. I am most amazed at how smooth the bearings are.
markyb Super slick service from Merlin and super slick wheels to boot. Just returned from a week in the Vercors, up the Ventoux and Alpe d'Huez where these new wheels rolled more smoothly than stock ones on my Focus Cayo Evo and climb more briskly. As wanted, they're a great upgrade
Kenny Great price, and fast shipping to the US. These wheels are great! They spin super smooth...I can absolutely feel a difference. Wheels are very stiff, and accelerate fast. Cannot go wrong with these wheels! I was a Mavic guy for years. Fulcrum Zeros are a better, higher quality product. NEVER going back to Ksyriums.