Fulcrum Racing Zeros

by jonnyllew   February 18, 2014  

Hi thinking of buying a set of Fulcrum Racing Zeros.

Any advice/feedback welcome. Are they bulletproof?

Currently using a pair of Mavic Kysirium Elites.

Thanks, Jon Confused

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Fantastic wheels and my 'best set'. Also owned Ksyrium Elites though and the difference whilst isn't night and day is certainly noticeable. Definitely less cross wind issue, seem to hold speed better and pick up quicker when attacking a climb. 2500 miles ish and no truing required, they've taken some big hits too. I'm about to pick up a set of Ksyrium SLS so will be interesting to see how they compare to them but as an upgrade to the Elites?

Yes, definitely. Go for it and go tubeless.

posted by ajmarshal1 [402 posts]
18th February 2014 - 22:14

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Hi AJ,

Thanks for the comment!

I'm sure the ceramic bearings must go some way in making a difference over Elites.

They probably will replace my Elites sadly as I'm buying a De Rosa Merak to go with the Zeros so I'll need the cash.

Interested to hear your thoughts on going tubeless and the reasons? Are punctures easily fixed?

Thanks.

JL

posted by jonnyllew [17 posts]
18th February 2014 - 23:02

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Hi, I haven't ridden them myself but have researched them a fair bit as an upgrade for my new SuperSix Evo. I have however ridden the Racing 3's for 5 years on my Izoard which have been superbly stiff and light and still don't need truing.

I've come across a few posts saying that the Zeros are the same wheels as the Campag Shamal's (Campagnolo own Fulcrum). They certainly look the same in the pictures, and claim pretty much the same weight, although the Shamals have a slightly tighter 3G spoke configuration on the rear. Offhand I wouldn't think that configuration is quite as good (less uniform spread of forces) but there doesn't look to be a lot in it.

I'd say go for whichever has the best balance of colour scheme and price.

(PS. I can't go for the Ksyrium SLS's due to being a 100kg Clydesdale(!!) so the Zero's are about as good as I can find without treading waters of handbuilts)

cheers

posted by frankierae [4 posts]
19th February 2014 - 2:13

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jonnyllew wrote:
Hi AJ,

Thanks for the comment!

I'm sure the ceramic bearings must go some way in making a difference over Elites.

They probably will replace my Elites sadly as I'm buying a De Rosa Merak to go with the Zeros so I'll need the cash.

Interested to hear your thoughts on going tubeless and the reasons? Are punctures easily fixed?

Thanks.

TBH I haven't tried the Fulcrum Racing 1s but if the only difference between those and the zeros is ceramic bearings then they'll be just as good. I wouldn't believe the hype about ceramics. The zero hubs are very good though, no doubt about that.

I have the 2 way fits so can go tubeless or clincher and am running tubeless at the moment although they've been off the bike since october. Yet to have a puncture, improved cornering and just feel more comfortable. Convinced rolling resistance is reduced too but that might be in my mind. Tubeless is just a better all round experience.

posted by ajmarshal1 [402 posts]
19th February 2014 - 8:25

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ajmarshal1 wrote:
jonnyllew wrote:
Hi AJ,

Thanks for the comment!

I'm sure the ceramic bearings must go some way in making a difference over Elites.

They probably will replace my Elites sadly as I'm buying a De Rosa Merak to go with the Zeros so I'll need the cash.

Interested to hear your thoughts on going tubeless and the reasons? Are punctures easily fixed?

Thanks.

TBH I haven't tried the Fulcrum Racing 1s but if the only difference between those and the zeros is ceramic bearings then they'll be just as good. I wouldn't believe the hype about ceramics. The zero hubs are very good though, no doubt about that.

I have the 2 way fits so can go tubeless or clincher and am running tubeless at the moment although they've been off the bike since october. Yet to have a puncture, improved cornering and just feel more comfortable. Convinced rolling resistance is reduced too but that might be in my mind. Tubeless is just a better all round experience.

I have been looking at these 2way fits.

They only fit the Hutchinson Tubeless Tyres dont they??

Are they easy to fit, is the procedure the same as fitting tubeless MTB tyres ??

posted by RoboRider21 [9 posts]
21st February 2014 - 14:04

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