The competition is now closed and we have a winner -
Congratulations to Mark Askew! you are now the lucky owner of a set of very swish Fulcrum 40 Wind DB wheels. i-Ride Distribution will be in contact with you shortly.
Many thanks to everybody else who entered, better luck next time.
Win our latest compo and you could be riding around on some very new Fulcrum 40 Wind DB wheels AND Continental GP5000 tyres worth a combined £1246 courtesy of i-Ride - Fulcrum’s UK distributor.
With this lot on your bike you will bang on trend when it comes to the latest wheel and tyre technology and braking technology: The ‘DB’ stands for disc brakes (but you knew that) so they’re 12mm thru axle compatible, they’re also tubeless ready, aero optimised, and you can fit anything from 23mm (#oldskool) right up to an achingly hip/fat 50mm!
These wheels are so new we only saw them a few weeks ago at Eurobike, so you really are getting something special here from i-Ride and Fulcrum. They are so new we haven't tested them, but our roving Eurobike reporter Liam did get a sneak peek; he thought they looked like they will offer a good balance of aero and climbing performance with a decent width for wider road tyres. If you win them maybe you could give us some feedback! For more on the tech here is what Fulcrum has to say about these new 40 Wind DB wheels:
"The combination of attention to aerodynamics and versatility creates the Wind 40 DB.
"It's easy to see that the design of the 40 mm rim is the direct descendant of the Speed 55 wheel: all the features developed for the range-topping wheelsets have been included here, in a more versatile version.
"The Wind 40 DB has a 40 mm deep, lightweight rim, created by the superposition of wide, modern unidirectional carbon layers, with a pronounced profile (8 mm radius). The design incorporates innovative shapes, designed to provide a smooth transition between the tyre and the rim eliminating turbulence.
40 mm also means wide versatility, as it is generally the size most appreciated by those who do not want to overdo things, but want an excellent wheel uphill, stiff and snappy, precise when riding.
The wheelset is completed with aluminium hubs, which support 24 "straight pull" spokes, guaranteeing maximum overall rigidity, both in acceleration and when braking, without lateral movement due to the asymmetric nature of the forces coming from the disc and cassette.
The Wind 40 DB is certainly the multi-purpose choice, with a strong focus on aerodynamics, to be fast, very fast, uphill, fast, very fast, on the flat, and just as much so downhill."
I get the distinct impression they're trying to tell us they're fast... very fast!
The Fulcrum Wind 40 DB wheelset has a long list of tech specs which is full of acronyms so best to go to their website and check them all out as there is lot of information there. Here is a summary of what you get if you win the competition:
TYRE TYPE: 2-Way fit (for clincher and tubeless)
TYRE SIZE: 28" / 700c
DISCIPLINE: Road / Triathlon
WEIGHT: 1620 g
RIM MATERIAL DETAILS: Full carbon, "UD" - carbon fibre finishing
PROFILE HEIGHT: Medium
RIM HEIGHT: Front and rear: 40 mm
OUTER RIM WIDTH: 27 mm INNER RIM WIDTH (CHANNEL) 19 mm
TYRE WIDTH: From 23 mm to 50 mm
BRAKING SYSTEM: Disc brake
FRONT AXLE COMPATIBILITY: HH12-100 |REAR AXLE COMPATIBILITY: HH12-142
FRONT WHEEL SPOKES: 24 (16 left - 8 right) |REAR WHEEL SPOKES: 24 (8 left - 16 right)
SPOKES: MATERIAL Stainless steel, double butted | PROFILE: Rounded, straight pull
FRONT & REAR HUB: Aluminium with Aluminium flanges
BEARINGS: Sealed cartridge bearings
OTHERS: Aluminium Axle
WEIGHT LIMIT: 109 kg (Cyclist)
FWB OPTIONS: HG11, Campy, XDr
ASTM CATEGORY: 2
2-WAY FIT™ - for tubeless and clinchers
RDB™ RIM DYNAMIC BALANCE - balanced rims
DRSC™ - DIRECTIONATED RIM-SPOKE COUPLING - Exclusive rim/spoke coupling system.
MOMAG™ - A magnet and lots of ingenuity = Fulcrum's “Mounting Magnet” system
ANTI-ROTATION SYSTEM™ - Spokes stay still in perfect aero alignment
F.I.C. FULCRUM IDENTIFICATION CARD - 100% HANDMADE QUALITY - exactly what it sounds
AFS AXLE SYSTEM™ - the solution developed by Fulcrum® to fix the disc brake to the hub
RIM FULL CARBON TECHNOLOGY - exactly what it sounds
WIDE RIM TECH - ensures stability, excellent handling and superior comfort.
UNDRILLED RIM BED - No holes on the bridge connector means that the rim is uniform at every point, free from critical areas subject to stress
Don't forget i-Ride are also giving you a set of excellent Continental GP5000 Clinchers and inner tubes, so all you have to do is fit your cassette and you're ready to take them for a spin.
So, what's stopping you? To be in with a chance to win this fantastic wheelset, just fill out the entry form below... very best of luck!