CMPTZN: an exclusive range that grows with the Speed 40 DB
Fulcrum’s exclusive CMPTZN line has been expanded to include the Speed family.
Now the SPEED 40 DB are also available in the black label version, to not only increase the performance of your bike but also to make it aesthetically unique.
Cutting edge technology, experience garnered in the racing world and a passion for details are the ingredients that you need to develop a product that can amaze even those used to riding the pinnacle of technological evolution, like the professionals of Team Cofidis.
This is our approach and with the new Speed 40 and Speed 55 CMPTZN DB wheels we wanted to bring together the technological achievements of our R&D department with a unique and eye-catching design. Whether you’re toeing the line of a Granfondo, sprinting for the KOM on your local hill or making your riding companions envious, the new Speed CMPTZN DB wheels have been designed to provide the most exacting cyclists with the same levels of performance that Fulcrum reserves for World Tour athletes.
As soon as you set your eyes on them you can see why the Speed CMPTZN DB are different. The new models share the same Black Label graphics of the Racing Zero CMPTZN family. The look is decidedly racing, without getting stuck in superfluous details. The elegant and minimalist design not only gives the wheels a unique and timeless look, but also saves weight, no small matter considering that with top of the range wheels, every gram counts.
The innovations are not limited to the total black graphics. The true challenge lay in trying to improve the superlative Fulcrum Speed 55 DB, launched in April 2020, with which the Speed CMPTZN DB wheels share certain technical aspects, such as the full carbon rim with “Twill“ finish and the 2:1 spoke pattern. But this time we wanted to optimise a top of the range product, by improving its rolling resistance and lightness. The obvious choice was our CULT™ bearings that, thanks to highly corrosion resistant steel races and ceramic bearings, allow us to save weight (10 grams less than the Speed 55 DB) and achieve unequalled levels of rolling resistance. Being able to lubricate the bearings with a drop of oil instead of grease, as well as the machining precision of the bearings, reduces friction and increases their performance levels by up to nine times compared to traditional solutions, with a saving of up to 3.5 watts per pedal stroke. In other words the new Speed CMPTZN DB let you reach faster speeds with less effort, the ideal solution for those looking for absolute performance. Along with the considerable improvement in terms of mechanical performance, the new hubs of the Speed CMPTZN DB have also undergone a matt black restyling, to complement the black on black graphics of the rims.
Versatility is another key aspect of the Speed CMPTZN DB. The new models are available in the 2-WAY FIT version, which lets you choose whether to run them tubeless (for lower rolling resistance and greater puncture resistance) or with clinchers (for traditionalists). The inner rim width of 19 mm gives you additional freedom in terms of the tyres that can be fitted, although the true racing pedigree of these wheels becomes apparent with 25mm or 28mm tyres.
The Speed CMPTZN DB wheels are the result of constant feedback from the racing world. By working in synergy with Team Cofidis we have been able to design a set of off the shelf wheels that use the same technological solutions developed specifically for Elia Viviani and used in competition by the sprinter from Verona, such as, for example, including CULT™ bearings. Because #fulcrumfast is not just our vision, but the choice of true champions.
- Tyre type: 2-Way Fit Ready (for clincher and tubeless).
- Tyre size: 28".
- Discipline: Road.
- ASTM category: 2.
- Rim material: Carbon.
- Front axle compatibility: HH12-100.
- Rear axle compatibility: HH12-142.
- Front wheel spokes: 21, Two-to-one (14 left - 7 right).
- Rear wheel spokes: 21, Two-to-one (7 left - 14 right).
- Spokes material: Aluminum.
- Spokes profile: Aero,straight head.
- Nipples: Aluminum.
- Front hub: Carbon, Aluminum oversize flange.
- Rear hub: Aluminum, oversize aluminum flange.
- Bearings: Ceramic CULT bearings.
- Plasma treated HG freewheel. Aluminum Axle.
- Weight limit: 120 kg (comprising cyclist, bike,equipment and luggage).
Tubeless technology was first used by the auto industry , then by motorcycles and now has reached the cycling industry. After its debut with mountain bikes the moment has come to "put it on the road", and that's what Fulcrum propose to do. They've developed 2-Way Fit™ technology to ensure the perfect compatibility of tubeless rims with normal clincher types and tubes. 2-Way Fit™ wheels are perfectly multipurpose for tackling every situation.
Thanks to a special impression in the valve area, the tubes are fitted with the maximum precision while keeping the tube perfectly stable inside the tyre. Housing the valve for tubeless tyres is also risk-free, with the unquestionable advantage that there are never any air infiltrations caused by non-ideal positioning when fitting. The advantages are indisputable: the tests have highlighted an unique increase in smoothness. Because there is no tube, the friction caused by rubbing against the tyre is eliminated, while the perfect adherence of the tyre to the rim prevents the dispersion of energy.
Tubeless tyres do not suffer from sudden deflation when punctured which is a great advantage in safety terms. There is also no risk of snake bites as there is no tube to rupture.
Cult - Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology
Behind this project is the exclusiveness of Cronitect® steel, using “Advanced by FAG” technology by Schaeffler Group employed for the bearing races. This steel is resistent to the corrosion of the highest level until the point that no grease is necessary for lubrication, maybe just a small amount of oil.
The top quality ceramic balls, thanks to the absence of lubricating grease and the precision machine of the cup and cone technology, allow to reduce the friction coefficient drastically and then increase the smoothness of triathlon and road bike wheels by as much as 9 times compared to standard bearings.
An outstanding result achieved by using cutting-edge technologies in the field of materials processing.
RDB™ Rim Dynamic Balance
The concept is simple and elegant: balance the weight of the gasket, with an item of similar weight placed on the exact opposite side.
2:1 Two to One
When you push on the pedals, the rotational force on the sprocket induces a slackening of the freewheel spokes with a consequent loss of rim tension. This results in undesirable flex of the whole wheel and an unavoidable loss of energy. Fulcrum® has solved this classic cycling problem with its 2:1 Two-to-One™ Spoke Ratio patent, by doubling the spokes in the critical zones.
2:1 Two to One Spoke Ratio
A system that is as simple as it is effective, the result of the ingenuity of Fulcrum® engineers and attentive observation of the results of the tests performed on the wheels on a daily basis.
These tests made it possible to understand that the forces that act on the sides of the wheels, and therefore on the spokes, are extremely different; but what’s more, the differences between the front and rear wheels are also evident and significant. The front wheel, in fact, has to remain stable even during braking of the disk on the left side, and the rear wheel, in addition to the sprocket set, has to compensate for the traction of the force on the chain side.
DRSC™ - Directionated Rim-spoke Coupling
Exclusive rim/spoke coupling system. It allows the rim, spokes, nipples and hub to align properly with the same tensioning value in all areas.
MoMag™ - Mounting Magnet
What is MoMag™? A magnet and lots of ingenuity. This was what led to the patent for the well-tested “Mounting Magnet” system, or MoMag™. How does it work? The nipples, once inserted inside the rim via the valve hole, are “guided” to the point of connection with the spoke by means of the magnet. This simple but ingenious system makes it possible to have a wheel without holes on the upper bridge, but with spokes tensioned by traditional nipples! Advantages: No holes on the rim means that the rim is uniform at every point, free from stress points or zones of weakness and, for the clincher profiles no rim tape is required, to the benefit of weight reduction. The advantages are immediately clear: greater rim lifetime, greater resistance to fatigue, the possibility to give the spokes greater tension, and greater stiffness which, in terms of performance, mean greater reactivity and acceleration. But that’s not all. The advantages also include extremely quick and simple maintenance and spoke replacement. All to the benefit of cyclists who choose Fulcrum®.
This new system raises the concept of spoking to a new level of performance for road bike and triathlon wheels ( and mtb too).
The Fulcrum® engineers have redesigned the spokes and the hub housings to create a solid and unmovable whole. The result is that the spokes:
a) will never lose their initial tension, thus keeping the wheel perfectly reactive and centered;
b) will remain in the position that have been studied in the wind tunnel tests to ensure the best aerodynamic penetration possible.
F.I.C. Fulcrum Identification Card - 100% Handmade Quality
Right from its inception Fulcrum® has been marked by feature that continues to this day: that is to design, prototype and industrialize all the wheels characterized by the red “F”.
Indeed these take shape inside of the R&D, the leading-edge department that represents the beating heart of the Italian company.
Every single component of the wheel, the materials chosen and the technologies applied are the tangible result of the effort that Fulcrum® makes every day to give you maximum performance and reliability.
Traceability - A guarantee of quality
The keyword for Fulcrum's products is: traceable.
If you find a little label attached to any Fulcrum® product, do not remove it. It will provide you a guarantee in case of an ascertained defectiveness of a production batch, and so the component needed or wheel will be traceable.
All this because, devoted to its mission, Fulcrum® demands the absolute perfection and safety for its customers.
AFS Axle System™
The Axial Fixing System™ is the solution developed by Fulcrum® to fix the disc brake to the hub. The constraint granted by the butt area of the release mechanism, greater than in familiar standard ones, makes it possible to obtain greater structural rigidity and therefore more precise and powerful braking.
Wide Rim Tech
Fulcrum®’s R&D department, following requests from the competition circuit, has worked to create rims that are wider than before, about 4 mm or more than previously. This technical choice provides an ideal basis for 25/28mm tyres, the sizes currently popular.
This ensures stability, excellent handling and superior comfort.
Undrilled Rim Bed
No holes on the bridge connector means that the rim is uniform at every point, free from critical areas subject to stress.
The advantages are immediately clear: less weight, longer lasting rims, greater resistance to fatigue, the possibility of giving the spokes more tension and more stiffness which, in terms of performance, means improved responsiveness and acceleration.
Cup & Cone
The cup-and-cone bearing differs from the classic cartridge bearing because it works in perfect alignment with the forces involved, weight and thrust from the frame, as the bearings run in a race positioned directly opposing these forces.
Disc specific rim
Fulcrum® is one of the first wheel manufacturers on the market to offer two completely different rim profiles from disc to conventional brake. So, no adaptation, but a rim conceived based on years of design experience. Not requiring a braking track, Fulcrum®’s R&D department designed a completely new profile, aimed at saving every single gram of weight and at improving aerodynamic efficiency. Its greater width makes it a perfect fit for tyres of 25/28 mm upwards.
In line with their aim to save every possible gram of weight and to choose the most advanced technological solutions, the R&D department has developed a seamless carbon hub.
The fibre selected is woven at 90 degrees, for enhanced balance of torque when pedalling.
The Plasma treatment makes the aluminium especially hard and resistant to surface abrasion and wear. This has allowed thickness of materials to be reduced to a minimum, achieving advantages of lighter weight, while maintaining lifespan and reliability.
The Oversize Flange was developed from the need to create a system to transmit every watt to the ground without dispersion, stiffening the wheel system where necessary, without having to add spokes or superstructures that increase weight.
The oversize flange uses physics to solve the problem. It increases dishing and enables spokes to be shortened. Doubling the spokes creates a balanced system that is excellent at transmitting torque.
Monoblock hub for Disc
The rear hub of a top-quality disc brake wheel is a technical problem to be solved. Fulcrum®’s R&D department found itself facing a fundamental choice: on which side to put the oversize flange of the Two-to-one™ system? Disc or sprocket side? Without question - must stay on the sprocket side.
To combat the loss of braking power from flex and torque of the connector between the two sides of the hub, a special one-piece system has been devised with internal stiffening ribs.
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.
- 2x Wheel Bags.
- x2 Tire levers.
- x2 M-055 tubeless valves.
- User Guide.