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.
To push the limits and create a fantastic riding experience without compromising anything in terms of reliability or durability was to be a difficult task, especially considering the extreme forces applied to the wheel via an E-MTB transmission. The engineers at Fulcrum HQ worked tirelessly to combine prior expertise in traditional MTB wheel production with knowledge gathered studying the unique forces, movements and needs that the E-MTB represents.
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. The Fulcrum E-MTB wheels are the result of years of expertise in boundary pushing wheel design combined with the new knowledge gained from intensive studies on this relatively new discipline.
To create the performance and reliability standard for E-MTB wheels the Fulcrum engineers have incorporated tons of new technology and construction methods: