Racing5 Evolution wheels have taken such a leap forward that if it were not for the name Racing5, which links them to their predecessors, it would be hard to think of it as a simple evolution of the same model. Let's begin from the most significant parameters for products belonging to this bracket: weight and price.
The scale now shows 1,755 grams - 90 grams less than the 2006 version. And, despite the numerous improvements, price remains the same.
The hubs are completely new: oversized and provided with flanges for blade hammer-head spokes. Smoothness is ensured by sealed high-quality bearings and they have a new single-piece body which incorporates the freewheel body and pawl carrier in a single component with a considerable reduction of weight.
There is a lower number of spokes, and they now have blade hammer-heads of the Aero type and differentiated thickness, 2-1,5-2. Instead of 24 in the front wheel and 27 in the rear wheel in the old Racing5, there are now only 20 spokes in the Racing5 Evolution front wheel and 24 in the rear. There is radial spoking for the front wheel and the patented Fulcrum? 2:1 Two-to-One? Spoke Ratio for the rear wheel. Also unchanged is the presence of Dynamic Balance? which, thanks to two oversized spokes, balances the concentration of the rim joint material during wheel rotation.
The rim is a medium-sectioned one with a height of 24 mm with reinforcing eyelets for the spokes and turned braking surfaces.
Racing 5 Evolution wheels are available in two black and silver colour versions and are compatible with Campagnolo?, Shimano? and Sram? drivetrains.
front: 776 gr
rear: 980 gr
* The weight of the wheels does not include the quick release, and it refers to the lightest configuration.