Fulcrum E-Metal 5 29" 2 Way Fit-Ready AFS Boost wheelset

An entry level Fulcrum E-MTB product, dedicated and evolved and featuring high-level technical solutions inherited from her big sisters.
The most multi-purpose of articles, the E-Metal 5 embraces all the technologies developed for the E-MTB specific world in a set that can truly change the look of your E-MTB.

Pedal-assisted bikes often become a means for expanding your personal horizons, offering you a new MTB experience. E-Metal 5 is the perfect way for you to enjoy this world, with a good dose of attitude.

This has been made possible thanks to wide contact with the ground in the form of a 30 mm well, a solid, responsive rim with differentiated heights featuring In-frame technology on the rear wheel, to ensure an excellent elastic response. 

Maximum precision steering and enviable equilibrium allow the bike to become one with the terrain, helping the rider to cycle better, one bend after another.


Features

  • Tyre type: 2-Way Fit Ready (for clincher and tubeless).
  • Tyre size: 29".
  • Discipline: Trail / Enduro.
  • Rim material: Aluminum.
  • Profile height: Front: 23.5 / Rear: 18.5 mm.
  • Rim width: 35 mm.
  • Inner rim width(channel): 30 mm
  • Tyre width: From 2.0” to 2.8".
  • Braking system: disc brake.
  • Front axle compatibility: HH15-110 Boost.
  • Rear axle compatibility: HH12-148 Boost.
  • Front wheel spokes: 28, Left 14 - Right 14.
  • Rear wheel spokes: 28, Left 14 - Right 14.
  • Spokes material: Inox bluing.
  • Spokes profile: Rounded 2.0 mm, straight pull, reinforced head.
  • Nipples: Brass, self-lock.
  • Front hub: Aluminum, aluminum flange.
  • Rear hub: Aluminum, aluminum flange.
  • Bearings: Sealed cartridge bearings.
  • Aluminum Axle.
  • Weight limit: 150 kg (system).


Technologies

2-Way Fit Ready
The evolution of tubeless in a rim for racing or mountain bikes.
Fulcrum rim profile ensures perfect compatibility with tubeless-ready tires after quick easy transformation.
They have combined the advantages of tires without inner tubes, lower rolling resistance and better ground grip on bends—in other words, improved steering, true response and increased comfort.
The transformation calls for tape and tubeless valves, and a sealant must be used.

Asymmetric rim
The asymmetry is designed to improve rim tension, balancing the forces from brakes and sprocket cassette.

Differentiated profile delta for e-mtb
The front and rear wheels of a mountain bike have two very distinct roles. While they both must must roll in an efficient manner the front wheel is tasked more with rideability and handling while the rear must carry more weight and transfer power from the drivetrain.
The increased weight, added power and more extreme forces represented by the E-MTB only serve to make great design for the specific needs of each wheel all the more necessary. As a result, Fulcrum E-MTB wheels incorporate specific profiles for front and rear.
The front rim is more rigid and aids in maneuverability while the rear rim (with lower in profile) is flatter and reinforced to deal with the larger impacts in a more efficient and comfortable manner.
Asymmetrical: this is a well know solution for Fulcrum, and it is also confirmed for the E-Mtb project.
The asymmetry makes it possible to leverage on the inclination and length of the spokes to optimise the forces coming from the cogset and from the disc brake during the braking operation. This makes it possible for all elements to work together and create the ideal balance.

In-frame
The wheels are the contact element with the ground, where the shocks from the ground first discharge.
When the suspensions work at maximum capacity, the frame collects and distributes the stress, the system is subjected to really high forces.It is during jumps, when we go over potholes, or take bends at high-speed, during the most exiting moments, and the more thrilling downhills that we demand the most from our bike.
The wheel-tyre system, in this respect, must guarantee stability during repeated stress. At the same time, our engineers certainly could not guarantee this by adding material: weight must always be low, to keep the ride pleasant and reactive.
It was decided to develop an internal support architecture, a bridge insert positioned diagonally, so that it can counter the front shocks.
By leveraging the structure geometry, the load is distributed on the whole rim, preventing thus excessive compression.
The maximum result with the minimum weight load: this detail allowed a 10% side rigidity increase and a 14% increase on the vertical one, changing thus drastically the overall performance.

Specific nipple housing
7% more reliable.
Such a small part, yet so important. The nipples and their housing are one of the most important element that are taken into account during the design of a wheel.
During the development of the new E-Mtb Fulcrum rims, a lot of work was put into this aspect. The housing has been re-designed and now it makes it possible to eliminate completely the nipples' hard work.
Thanks to a special housing, with side guides on both sides, the nipple sets on a stable base, perfectly in position, oriented towards the spoke.
This makes it possible to make the distribution of the tensions in the rim more even, creating thus perceptible benefits in terms of effort and rigidity: this prevents misalignments under stress and, as a consequence, deformation to the structure.

Reinforced head spokes
13% more resistant.
For the new E-Mtb Fulcrum range, only oversize spokes, with a specific reinforcement design on the heads, will be used: this makes it possible to have the best quality of response to stress both in terms of resistance and in terms of transfer of the propulsive power.
The technical refinement does not stop here. Changes were made to the profile too, which in some versions is variable.
An elaborate section, which varies from 2.2 mm of the head to 2/1.8mm in the thinnest point, makes it possible to save the very important grams without affecting performance.

Reinforced freehub system
4X more reliable.
Attention to detail was also paid to the freewheel body system, which is the point of junction and transfer of the driving force from the cogset to the wheel body.
The drastic increase of power and jerks, due to the intervention of the motor, made it necessary to use a freewheel body with tempered steel dedicated gears, which are able to withstand a breaking tension by 30% greater.
The laboratory analysis observed the behaviour of the individual ratchets on cycles greater than one billion of uses: the carburised steel ensures an estimated lifetime that is 4 times longer compared to the Ergal model used for the non-E-Mtb models.


Included

  • x2 Tubeless valves.
  • Valve tool.
  • Rim tape.
Real weight 716 g Front wheel spokes 28 Rim width 21c Rim material Aluminium Hub material Aluminium Rear wheel real weight 1244 g Front wheel real weight 1065 g