The E-MTB movement has gone from a small niche in the market to a market almost in and of itself. With the number of pedal-assisted mountainbikes on the trails growing exponentially a specific task force within the Fulcrum R+D department set forth to find solutions specific to the unique needs of an E-MTB wheelset. While the engineers of the E-MTB frames have been successful in producing bikes that look very similar to their leg-powered counterparts, the demands they place on drivetrains and wheels are distinctly different. With this in mind Fulcrum set forth to produce an entire line of E-MTB wheels that address the specific needs of the pedal assist off road bike while guaranteeing the performance and reliability that has become synonymous with the brand.
Increased bike weight and a great deal more force generated by the drivetrain translates into increased speed, stronger impacts and overall greater forces to contend with. These more extreme riding dynamics make a stronger and more resilient structure necessary but to do so without adding excessive weight would make for products that set the standard for both riding experience and solid construction.
Every single part of each wheel in the Fulcrum E-MTB line-up was designed specifically to ensure resistance to stronger impacts, to transfer the extreme power from such powerful drivetrains in an efficient manner and to do so in a lightweight yet sturdy package that allows for a reactive and agile riding performance without rival.
Fulcrum’s E-MTB wheels are available in two rim profiles:
– 35 mm wide E-FIRE for Enduro and more gravity orientated riders (available in 27.5”/650DB only)
– 30 mm wide E-METAL designed for most Trail riding situations (available in both 29” and 27.5”/650DB)
The E-METAL range includes two levels of wheelsets.
The premium level 3 with welded rim joint for added strength, 1.8 mm butted spokes with self-locking aluminium nipples built around our sealed bearing straight pull 28H hubs.
The level 5 wheelset is built with a more budget-conscious sleeved and bonded rim and 2 mm straight pull spokes with brass nipples, with the same hub as the level 3.