Fast Forward Carbon Wheels

The extensive range of carbon wheels from Fast Forward

The Fast Forward entire range features extensive use of carbon wheel construction, making FFWD one of the top racing wheel manufacturers. They make a range of rim depths to suit most types of cycle racing, with similar specifications and pricing and an emphasis on durability. (The number in the name tells you the approximate depth of the rim in centimetres - for example F4R is a 38mm rim).

Some wheels are also available in the "Control" version e.g. "F4C" with extra spokes for heavier riders (90 -- 95 kg plus), or for a more rigid ride. If there is a carbon clincher wheel available it is labelled with a small "c" e.g. F6R-c. We started below with the lowest profile the first:

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Fast Forward F4R Wheel

Fast Forward F4R Wheel
At a rim depth of 38 mm this is a more versatile wheel, equally suitable for climbing or fast mixed gradient races. Like the previous wheel it uses high tensile TC 35 carbon throughout, except on the clincher version where it is integrated with an alloy rim.

Spokes are split 20/24 front to rear using Sapim CX-Ray Aero blades. Three hubs are available: the FFWD standard hub, the DT Swiss 240s and the ceramic 190. As a result of the deeper rim depth, the FFWD F4R doesn't have a rider weight limit. This wheel is available in the 24/28 spoke "Control" version as well.

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Fast Forward F9R Wheel

Fast Forward F9R Wheel
This is a high-profile tubular wheel at a rim depth of 90 mm in full high tensile carbon and is designed for events where low drag is essential. That covers fast flat road races but more specifically time trials, triathlons and track use, where the F9T is also available with an increased 24/28 spoke count.

The FFWD F9R wheel uses the DARC profile to enhance Aero performance and a 20/24 split of aero bladed spokes. Hubs used are the standard Fast Forward hub, the DT Swiss 240s or the 190 ceramic.

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Fast Forward F5R Wheel

Fast Forward F5R Wheel
This is a 50 mm rim depth carbon tubular road wheel for use where aerodynamic performance is becoming more important in your racing. It's available in regular 20/24 spoke and 24/28 (control model) front to rear splits, depending on the level of rigidity and power that you will need to put in.

The FFWD F5R is only available in tubular version and is a full carbon wheel using TC35 high tensile carbon. Spokes are Sapim CX-Ray Aero bladed and there is a choice of FFWD hubs, DT Swiss 240s or DT Swiss ceramic 190.

It's also available in the F5T version with track hubs.

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Fast Forward F6R Wheel

Fast Forward F6R Wheel
If you need a high profile road race wheel in a clincher for then this 58 mm rim model is ideal. It uses high tensile carbon integrated with an aluminium rim, in FFWD¬タルs new DARC profile that uses a negative arc section to help reduce air drag.

As with the previous model the FFWD F6R is available in the 20/24 or 24/28 "control" versions, using Sapim CX-Ray spokes.

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Fast Forward 5 Spoke Wheel

Fast Forward 5 Spoke Wheel
If you need a time trial or triathlon specific wheel, then these tubular carbon wheels are worth checking. Both feature a 60 mm rim, with wide aero spokes to give aerodynamic performance combined with rigidity.

The FFWD Three is most suitable for low drag flat racing, while the FFWD Five is best for rapid acceleration on account of its high level of stiffness and responsiveness, at a slightly higher weight.

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