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    Fulcrum Red Metal 29 SL and XLR UST

    I was perusing the "New Products" section of the QBP website and notcied a new wheelset? The question mark is due to the fact that I don't know if they've been previously announced here or elsewhere. 6 bolt hubs. At any rate, they are in stock right now...

    Red Metal 29 SL
    Part number WE6073
    MSRP $500

    Red Metal 29 XLR UST
    Part number WE6070
    MSRP $1300

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater
    I was perusing the "New Products" section of the QBP website and notcied a new wheelset? The question mark is due to the fact that I don't know if they've been previously announced here or elsewhere. 6 bolt hubs. At any rate, they are in stock right now...

    Red Metal 29 SL
    Part number WE6073
    MSRP $500

    Red Metal 29 XLR UST
    Part number WE6070
    MSRP $1300
    Fulcrum is Campy's wheel division. Fulcrum road wheels are very high-end.
    I wasn't aware they were diving into MTB.
    Here's a review I just found from bicycling.com

    http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6...6556-1,00.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Fulcrum is Campy's wheel division. Fulcrum road wheels are very high-end.
    Yeah, I almost bought a pair of Racing 5s last week...my road bike was making tons of noise and I thought it was the Ritchey rear wheel I've been riding for a few years. Turns out it wasn't the wheel so I didn't get them. They've had a couple of 26er wheelsets out for about a year...this was the first I'd heard of their entry into the 29er fold.

    Another "true UST" option for 29ers also...albeit a very expensive one.

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    Speedgoat has them. They say the weight for the SL is ~2200 grams. not light.

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    Broken spokes anyone?

    Anyone had problems with these wheels?

    My first set broke a spoke (left rear) after 3 weeks and the second (new!) set 2 spokes (also left rear) broke after 3 days of use.

    Anybody the same problems?

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    I have a set of SL around 1 year and are in perfect condition, like new. Very sturdy wheels, no play in hubs, no loose spokes.

    SL have 2028g, no a weight winnie but no 2200g...

    My next wheelset will be a pair of XL and save 278g and 2 tubes.

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