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Fulcrum Racing 5 DB Wheelset - Clincher

Item # FLC000F

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Winter miles await.

Tuck those deep-dish carbon 'cross racing tubulars safely away in the closet and outfit your favorite mud-shedding steed for salty winter base miles with the Fulcrum Racing 5 DB Clincher Wheelset. Built to mesh perfectly with your disc-brake equipped frame, these wheels house tires ranging from 25mm to 32mm to tackle long hours on the pavement, hardpack dirt roads, or gravel adventures with smooth durability.

Fulcrum builds the Racing 5 DB with 27.5mm-deep aluminum rims. They're shallow enough to minimize rotational weight for fast spin-up when the traffic light turns green while still garnering a bit of aerodynamic advantage while grinding out interval sets. Unlike a full carbon wheel, which may feel a bit stiff for everyday training and a bit costly to risk in the winter muck, aluminum provides more radial give between the rough road and your body to smooth out bumps and vibrations.

Nonetheless, the Racing 5 DBs get rolling quickly and hold speed well on flats and descents, all of which is aided by the smooth rolling efficiency of Fulcrum's aluminum hubset. These hubs boast oversized aluminum flanges that improve the spokes' bracing angle for a snappier, more responsive ride. A two-to-one spoke lacing pattern on both the front and rear wheel utilizes 14 spokes on the left side and seven on the right to create an exceptionally strong wheel that resists deflection from the load of disc braking forces. As an added bonus, external spoke nipples at the rim make for easy service and maintenance.

Tech Specs

Rim Material:
Wheel Size:
700 c
Tire Type:
Rim Depth:
27.5 mm
Rim Width:
[bead width] 17 mm, [rim width] 23 mm
Brake Compatibility:
6-bolt disc
Front Axle:
15 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Spoke Count:
21 / 21
Wheel Bag Included:
Claimed Weight:
1,715 g
Recommended Use:
cyclocross, gravel
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Turn my Cross bike to a "Road" Bike

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nice low cost wheelset that fits my cross bike. this allowed me to thin the herd a bit and now I have a cross bike and road bike that only takes up one spot in the rack. This wheels are a bit heavy but are surprisingly stiff and roll nicely

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Why are you trying to sell these wheels for more than $100 over MSRP?

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Can you run these tubeless?

Avg. ride time: 19m per week
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These are listed as thru axle. Do they come with adapters and skewers to allow them to be run as standard QR?

You can find a better price at chain reaction and the answer to your question, also if you have any other questions they will actually answer it unlike backcountry