Fast Forward (FFWD) has introduced a new version of its RYOT carbon tubeless-ready wheels in a 77mm depth for time trials and triathlon. This adds to the existing 33mm, 44mm and 55mm options.
RYOT77 makes use of what FFWD calls a LAW (Laminar Airflow Wing) Tech aerodynamic rim profile. FFWD says that “the LAW Tech rim profiles are optimised for 25mm and 28mm tyres where air seamlessly flows from the tyre to the rim”.
“Developing a new standard in aerodynamic rim profiles led to the introduction of our LAW Tech rims,” says FFWD. “We worked from scratch with several computer models and wind tunnel tests to compare and prove the results.
“We first launched the new LAW Tech rims in the most popular RYOT44 and RYOT55 models but knew there was demand for an even higher rim. Triathletes and time triallists are searching for that optimal combination of front and rear wheel that will make the difference when every second counts."
Although primarily designed for time trials and triathlon, FFWD says that the RYOT77 is also suitable for aero road bikes, particularly for sprinters. That said, you should opt for a shallower rimmed option if you’re looking for more versatility.
The RYOT77 rims are 21mm wide and tubeless-ready, and the wheelset is available in disc brake format only.
The front wheel is built with Sapim CX Ray spokes while Sapim CX Sprint spokes are used at the rear.
The wheels are available with either the new DT Swiss 240 EXP hub or FFWD’s new Two/One hub.
FFWD claims weights of 800g (front) and 940g (rear) – a total of 1,740g – with the DT Swiss hubs, and 835g (front) and 995g (rear) – a total of 1,830g – with its own hubs.
For comparison, DT Swiss claims 1,837g for its 80mm-deep ARC 1400 DB 80 wheels.
You can buy as a pair or front wheel only. Rear wheels come with either an 11-speed Shimano/SRAM or a 12-speed XDR freehub body.
RYOT77 front wheel with FFWD Two/One hub £599
RYOT77 front and rear wheels with FFWD Two/One hubs £1,474.99
RYOT77 front wheel with DT Swiss hub £699
RYOT77 front and rear wheels with DT Swiss hubs £1,749.99
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.