Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

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Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby migrantwing » Sat Dec 01, 2012 13:36 pm

Looking to get some new wheels for when the weather brightens up again. Stuck between Fulcrum and Easton wheels. The 5's look decent, but so do the new Quattro's and Quattro CX (the CX have an extra seal over the bearings). I've done some research, but am becoming overwhelmed with all the reviews, some for, some against these brands. My budget is around £250-300.

Does anyone have any personal experience with any of these wheels, good or bad, who can point me in the right direction.

Currently running OEM Easton Aero's on my Ghost bike at the mo and, although bottom of the pile, have had no problems with them running out of true or spokes breaking etc.

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby freebs » Sat Dec 01, 2012 14:31 pm

Haven't ridden any of these wheels but I have just noticed JE James are advertising the Racing 5's on Bikeradar link for £159.99.

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby migrantwing » Sat Dec 01, 2012 14:58 pm

freebs wrote:Haven't ridden any of these wheels but I have just noticed JE James are advertising the Racing 5's on Bikeradar link for £159.99.


Thanks for that, Freebs! I may just have to treat myself to an early Xmas present :)
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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby Monty Dog » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:30 pm

Fulcrum over Easton purely based on reliability
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby alanparsons » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:48 pm

freebs wrote:Haven't ridden any of these wheels but I have just noticed JE James are advertising the Racing 5's on Bikeradar link for £159.99.


Seen this also, but I have a problem with JE James.
They seem to list every bike part under the sun, then put a little red circle O next to it and put this dislamer in, *Please Note: This is a special order item from our supplier and availability is not always guaranteed. Delivery can be 5 to 14 days.

Has anyone waited the 14 days and had any joy ??

They are also 2012 model wheels so I fear supply is unlikely.

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby mallott » Sun Dec 02, 2012 07:57 am

It's a tactic all the major online players use to get you in the door, it improves their position in the Google rankings.
Most people when seeing It's not available will then go on to see what else they have, because they are super cheap right?

Have you not got a local bike shop?

The chances of getting those wheels from je?
The distributors have no 2012 models left, put it that way!

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby sturmey » Sun Dec 02, 2012 09:51 am

Seen this also, but I have a problem with JE James.
They seem to list every bike part under the sun, then put a little red circle O next to it and put this dislamer in, *Please Note: This is a special order item from our supplier and availability is not always guaranteed. Delivery can be 5 to 14 days.

never bought a thing from them because of this. have come to assume that NOTHING on their website is in stock, as this is generally the case.

tell a lie, I DID buy a 6 speed freewheel from them a few years back- thought I would take a gamble @ £6.99

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby stumpy paul » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:26 am

Get in touch with a chap on this forum with the forum name ugo santalucia.

He has just built me a lovely pair of wheels - novatec hubs / dt spokes 24/28 / velocity rims - a hair over 1500 grams and will knock spots off any of the options you mention for the same price.

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby De Sisti » Sun Dec 02, 2012 18:57 pm

stumpy paul wrote:Get in touch with a chap on this forum with the forum name ugo santalucia.

He has just built me a lovely pair of wheels - novatec hubs / dt spokes 24/28 / velocity rims - a hair over 1500 grams and will knock spots off any of the options you mention for the same price.

Which part of the country is he based?

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun Dec 02, 2012 19:00 pm

De Sisti wrote:
stumpy paul wrote:Get in touch with a chap on this forum with the forum name ugo santalucia.

He has just built me a lovely pair of wheels - novatec hubs / dt spokes 24/28 / velocity rims - a hair over 1500 grams and will knock spots off any of the options you mention for the same price.

Which part of the country is he based?


London...

Great to hear from you Paul... I was waiting some feedback on those... 8)

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Re: Fulcrum 5 vs Fulcrum Quattro vs Easton wheels.

Postby stumpy paul » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:05 am

Sorry Paolo, didn't wish to appear rude :oops: !

I've only had them out the once before the best bike went away for the winter, but I was very happy :D .

I'll send you a better report in the spring..


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