Fulcrum Racing 3

TrekTom Posts: 45
edited May 2009 in Road buying advice
In the market for some lighter wheels, but can't afford to spend anymore than £400.

I've looked at the Fulcrum 3's, and wondered if anyone had any experience.....

Giant Anthem X
Trek 1.7


  • FOAD
    FOAD Posts: 318
    Not used 3's but have 5's currently and several mates have 7's. Love them for the money and seen some pretty tidy reviews of the 3's.
  • wicked
    wicked Posts: 844
    Not very light for the money though? Think 400 big ones could be better spent TBH eastons, kyserium elite or even hand builts.
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • richa
    richa Posts: 1,632
    I have Fulcrum racing 3's and have been pretty pleased with them.

    However, if I was buying again today (I've had 'em 2 years) I would be going for 2009 Mavic Ksyrium Elites. Think that this year they have upped their game and for £360 are right up there... And they are lighter (1550g) than R3's (1605g). They are easier to maintain/service also.

    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/?fn=produ ... goryId=167
  • I have just got a pair of Race 3's and so far am pleased with them. They roll very well, pick up well and appear to be strong.

    And getting them brand new for £200 didn't hurt either :)
    It doesn't get any easier, but I don't appear to be getting any faster.
  • fast as fupp
    fast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    be warned if choosing mavic-their after sales support is non- existent and the build quality of their products can be variable
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • Brian B
    Brian B Posts: 2,071
    I briefly had Fulcrum 3 for about 1 month until all the spoke came loose and I returned them and upgraded to Mavic ES. Stll I think that I was really unlucky and have never heard of the same thing happening since and that was 3 years ago.

    They were great wheels when I had them though and were good for climbing(I went up Mt Ventoux twice on them) and IMO much better than Mavic Elites which I had had previously before getting my F3s. Still I think the new Mavic Elites are now on par with the F3s.
    Brian B.
  • acorn_user
    acorn_user Posts: 1,137
    Campagnolo Neutrons? There are lots of wheels out there now. Far too many really.