Fulcrum Racing 5 LG Wheelset With GP4000s II Tyres & Tubes £178.46 delivered @ Merlin Cycles (this weekend only) Also 10% off other fulcrum &mavic wheelsets
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Fulcrum Racing 5 LG Wheelset With GP4000s II Tyres & Tubes £178.46 delivered @ Merlin Cycles (this weekend only) Also 10% off other fulcrum &mavic wheelsets

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Found 31st Jul 2015
Currenlty selling for £209.95 on merlins website but this weekend they have 15% off bringing it down to £178.46.

An absolute bargain for A fulcrum 5 wheelset including two Continental Grand Prix 4000s tyres which are worth £70 alone, a fantastic tyre.

They also have 10% off other fulcrum and mavic wheelsets.

Also £5.04 topcashback or a little less through quidco.
Just ordered myself to replace my stock giant wheels.

DETAILS FROM WEBSITE:

Bundle Deal Fulcrum Racing 5 LG Road Wheelset, complete with Continental Grand Prix 4000s II 23mm road tyres and inner tubes. Wheels sold as front and rear pair with tyres and tubes fitted.

The same qualities that have made the RACING 5 such a popular wheel in the past combine with new elements to make an affordable but race ready wheel.

The new 20 spoke design in addition to the asymmetric rear rim profile offers notable performance increases in terms of both increased lateral and torsional rigidity as well as increased reactivity.

The new design allows for more homogenous spoke tensions and makes for a sturdier, higher performing wheelset that weighs in at over 100 grams less than its previous version.



Features:

Differentiated rim height - 24 mm at the front to provide optimal handling; 27,5 mm at the rear for transmitting all your power to the wheel.
New asymmetric rim profile - Asymmetrical rear rim profile allows for better balancing of spoke tensions between drive and non-drive side, giving better symmetry to an asymmetric component. Increased efficiency and reactivity are sure to be noted.
Double-butted steel spokes with aero profile - Enable maximum aerodynamic penetration.
Oversized hubs - Increase wheel stiffness and reactivity
High grade, top quality steel bearings with cup and cone construction - Reduce friction and ensure consistent performance over time.
Oversized flange on the drive side - Provides greater torsional stiffness, increases reactivity at each change in rhythm of the pedal stroke.
11 Speed but can be used 9 or 10 speed

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Scorching price .... Great wheels for the cash

I installed these last year, and they made a big difference

Fulcrum 5s are a great value set of wheels.

They won't make you much faster though - placebo effect might.

It's all about the engine.

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I'm hoping these with the tyres as well will make some difference to my giant sr2's,looks like a good saving on weight anyway

good wheels just make a nice bike great
lots of bikes out there with great frames and groupsets
but always with weak wheels
these are great

I have a 2015 Giant Defy 1 and am looking to upgrade the wheels and tyres. Could anyone tell me if these would be a good upgrade. I've read the standard Giant wheels and rubber are pretty average. Any advice would be appreciated.

no experience of the wheels but agree the tyres are great!

Seems a great deal.

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Zniz

I have a 2015 Giant Defy 1 and am looking to upgrade the wheels and … I have a 2015 Giant Defy 1 and am looking to upgrade the wheels and tyres. Could anyone tell me if these would be a good upgrade. I've read the standard Giant wheels and rubber are pretty average. Any advice would be appreciated.


Yes these would be a good upgrade, similar wheels to what I'm replacing these with.
Lighter wheels, better tyres
Edited by: "souljacker" 1st Aug 2015

Excellent price considering the tyres you get too

I was eyeing these up yesterday, great budget wheels that look fantastic!

I went with Aksium's for my budget road bike as I don't like the noise that the Campagnolo/Fulcrum pawls make - it's very loud!

I also made the switch from 23mm to 25mm tyres and won't be going back. Saying that though you get the tyres for £30 - I'm sure you could make money on selling them on an auction site...

I now find myself eyeing up the cosmic elite package for £226...

nathb

I was eyeing these up yesterday, great budget wheels that look fantastic! … I was eyeing these up yesterday, great budget wheels that look fantastic! I went with Aksium's for my budget road bike as I don't like the noise that the Campagnolo/Fulcrum pawls make - it's very loud!I also made the switch from 23mm to 25mm tyres and won't be going back. Saying that though you get the tyres for £30 - I'm sure you could make money on selling them on an auction site...I now find myself eyeing up the cosmic elite package for £226...


I upgraded to some Mavic Kyrsium Elite S and got a pair of Fulcrum Racing 3 for my wife and found that the Fulcrums were much quieter pawl-wise than the Fulcrums. I actually like the ticking sound, but my wife doesn't so we were both happy. Back to the original post, then this is a good deal I believe.

souljacker

Yes these would be a good upgrade, similar wheels to what I'm replacing … Yes these would be a good upgrade, similar wheels to what I'm replacing these with. Lighter wheels, better tyres


Agreed. I've had a few Giant road bikes and the stock wheels they come with leave a lot to be desired. Previously upgraded to Shimano RS21 from Merlin and these made a massive difference, so the Fulcrums would be even better I would have thought. Great price as well.

skelto99

I upgraded to some Mavic Kyrsium Elite S and got a pair of Fulcrum Racing … I upgraded to some Mavic Kyrsium Elite S and got a pair of Fulcrum Racing 3 for my wife and found that the Fulcrums were much quieter pawl-wise than the Fulcrums. I actually like the ticking sound, but my wife doesn't so we were both happy. Back to the original post, then this is a good deal I believe.



I was looking at R3's/Zondas originally, but couldn't justify spending £200+ on a set of wheels for a £365 Felt F95

Interesting about the pawls though, as the aksiums I have are quiet and the R7s I just got sold were so loud I assumed (wrongly it seems) that they were all going to be similar with higher models - cheers!

I voted hot.:)

Great deal, although I always use 25mm tyres. Does anyone know the difference between the 2014 Racing 5's and the 2015 Racing 5 LG's? There's about £15 difference, but not sure what that extra gives you.

Original Poster

Not sure to be honest, can't be much difference, possible slight weight difference? Merlin don't list the weight of them

skelto99

I upgraded to some Mavic Kyrsium Elite S and got a pair of Fulcrum Racing … I upgraded to some Mavic Kyrsium Elite S and got a pair of Fulcrum Racing 3 for my wife and found that the Fulcrums were much quieter pawl-wise than the Fulcrums. I actually like the ticking sound, but my wife doesn't so we were both happy. Back to the original post, then this is a good deal I believe.



I have both the Racing 1s and 3s. The 1s are very loud, the 3s are silent. I actually like the the loud pawls as it makes others aware when you're near, it's a bit like a built in bell. X)

This is a great deal. If you're after the tyres, you could probably sell the wheels on eBay and still get the tyres considerably cheaper. I'm a Schwalbe fan, so I won't be pulling the trigger.
Edited by: "Bazza71" 2nd Aug 2015

Taken from crc(where they're £165.99 ATM minus the tyres)

Weights: Front 753g Rear 892g

souljacker

Yes these would be a good upgrade, similar wheels to what I'm replacing … Yes these would be a good upgrade, similar wheels to what I'm replacing these with. Lighter wheels, better tyres


These are about 150 gms lighter than Defy 1 PR2 wheels the tyres and lighter tubes would be a cheaper update.
RIP Cilla.

****!! Just ordered a pair of 4000s yesterday! I would have gone for this if I saw the deal.

Pretty sweet deal.

Not silent hubs but don't sound as noisy as old ones?

https://youtu.be/z22Hf-xA7fk?t=111

Full review there as well.

Not bad but you can pick this wheel-set up for £150 online if you're not bothered about the tires.

Original Poster

luckstar69

Not bad but you can pick this wheel-set up for £150 online if you're not … Not bad but you can pick this wheel-set up for £150 online if you're not bothered about the tires.


Got a link for these at £150?

souljacker

Got a link for these at £150?


He is just saying

souljacker

Got a link for these at £150?


Yes google.co.uk

bisoner

Fulcrum 5s are a great value set of wheels. They won't make you much … Fulcrum 5s are a great value set of wheels. They won't make you much faster though - placebo effect might.It's all about the engine.



I'm a lot faster on these ... I used to get a puncture every other ride with my old wheels - not one puncture since installing these. Saves a good 5-10 mins every other ride ... Chris Froom would kill for a 10 min saving on a stage

Was having a quick shufty at these but tbh i don't think it would make a huge difference on my budget Felt F95......

Zniz

I have a 2015 Giant Defy 1 and am looking to upgrade the wheels and … I have a 2015 Giant Defy 1 and am looking to upgrade the wheels and tyres. Could anyone tell me if these would be a good upgrade. I've read the standard Giant wheels and rubber are pretty average. Any advice would be appreciated.



The Defy 1 is a really nice bike - these would be a little lighter, but you will hardly notice the difference. I would only buy these if your current wheels are shot. May also be worth saving up in the meantime for the Fulcrum 3's.

Original Poster

luckstar69

Yes http://www.google.co.uk


Well my point was you can't get them for £150, try google yourself or share with us where you claim they are £150
Edited by: "souljacker" 2nd Aug 2015

Dang, I was hoping the 15% off was across all merlincycles... I need a new slx groupset :-(

Great deal

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souljacker

Well my point was you can't get them for £150, try google yourself or … Well my point was you can't get them for £150, try google yourself or share with us where you claim they are £150http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/fulcrum-racing-5-lg-wheelset-2015/rp-prod126868Use the 10% off for British Cycling membership and it's less than £150.

Original Poster

skiddlydiddly

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Not really available to most people though is it?

It's available to all people, just join ;-).
Have saved much more than the basic membership in just a few months.

Original Poster

skiddlydiddly

It's available to all people, just join ;-). Have saved much more than … It's available to all people, just join ;-). Have saved much more than the basic membership in just a few months.


Fair enough, handy if you are a member and plan on making a lot of purchases, but not really an option to fork out £20 just to get a £16 discount (_;)

souljacker

Well my point was you can't get them for £150, try google yourself or … Well my point was you can't get them for £150, try google yourself or share with us where you claim they are £150



I spent an extra 15 seconds searching again and found them for £147. Let me know how you get on.

Original Poster

luckstar69

I spent an extra 15 seconds searching again and found them for £147. Let … I spent an extra 15 seconds searching again and found them for £147. Let me know how you get on.


Still refuse to share though eh?

I don't have the time to share links. Its quicker for you to look up, I'm sure you'll manage.

Original Poster

luckstar69

I don't have the time to share links. Its quicker for you to look up, I'm … I don't have the time to share links. Its quicker for you to look up, I'm sure you'll manage.


You seem to have time to post in here, that's how this site works, if you find something cheaper you post the link, not send people on a wild goose chase for something that doesnt exist......If it did you would have no hesitation posting it

souljacker

You seem to have time to post in here, that's how this site works, if … You seem to have time to post in here, that's how this site works, if you find something cheaper you post the link, not send people on a wild goose chase for something that doesnt exist......If it did you would have no hesitation posting it



Ignore them. People like that get off being a dick.

Are these the same?
merlincycles.com/ful…tml?source=aw&awc=3361_1438539440_a7052d146eab1c8e549dfe7ebbe2ae76
£134.95

Original Poster

rev6

Ignore them. People like that get off being a dick.Are these the … Ignore them. People like that get off being a dick.Are these the same?http://www.merlincycles.com/fulcrum-racing-5-clincher-wheelset-2014-63284.html?source=aw&awc=3361_1438539440_a7052d146eab1c8e549dfe7ebbe2ae76£134.95


No they are last years model
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