Spotted: new Fulcrum carbon 29er wheelset weighing 1100g

Lightweight wheels seen on Merida Multivan team bike

A new 29er wheelset from Fulcrum has emerged in a picture released by the Merida Multivan team.

We attended the Merida team launch earlier this year in Menorca where we learned that these new team issue race wheels are believed to be handbuilt carbon tubular or tubeless clincher rims spinning on Cult ceramic bearings. They're also claimed to weigh 1,100g - that's more than 300g lighter than Mavic's Crossmax Ultimates. We don't expect these ultralight wheels to end up in stores this year but they're certainly an indicator of things to come.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
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  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
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