With 30mm carbon rims the FFWD F3R is a lightweight wheel set, which is optimal for climbing. It will get you over any mountain but also has very nice characteristics when riding on flat roads.
All FFWD wheels with a carbon brake surface have a model specific CBT technology to optimize the brake performance.
The DT240 hubs are derived from its MTB version with a closed bearing sealing that offers many kilometers of service free riding.
ALL FFWD WHEELS COME WITH EXCLUSIVE WHEEL BAGS, QUICK RELEASE SET, VALVE EXTENSIONS, BRAKE PADS OR RIM TAPE
We use High-Tensile TC-35 carbon for the majority of the lay-up. This gives the rim a very high strength with sufficient stiffness to cope with hard application of the wheels. So, rather than use a stiffer, but more brittle carbon type, we chose durability over ultimate stiffness. In some lay-ups we add some higher modulus sheets to increase stiffness locally.
We actually use multiple layers of different types of carbon. Only the outer layer is made from a 3K weave. Underneath this layer are layers of UDF (Uni-Directional Fiber) sheets. A mixture of different angles to resemble a uniform material. Because carbon fiber can handle tension very well, we have to mix up the layers to make the rim stiff and strong enough. Pressure is not a great feature of a fiber. Just think of a string being pushed). But when mixed correctly, the different angles interconnect through the resin to make it resistant to all kinds of forces.
The 3K has a slightly lower stiffness/weight ratio than UDF (Uni-Directional Fiber) sheets of equal fibers, but it makes up by giving the rims a bombproof feature. Why? Because when a strand (or multiple) gets cut in UDF, by crashing for instance, the sheet is compromised and the tear will expand through a larger part of the sheet at continuous workload. A weave will stop the tear because it is intervened by the crossing layer of strands.
Although it is not advised to ride with a ‘hole’ in your rims, situations can occur where you might not know of a damaged rim or it is not an option to stop right away. Then you have the extra safety of the 3K weave to get you home.
CBT: Confidence Break Technology
At FFWD Wheels we are constantly working on improvement of our products. In this process of product development we learned that the combination of compounds will make the difference between good or great. As techniques develop quickly it remains a continuous process at FFWD Wheels!
FFWD Wheels applies three different brake track layers depending on the type of rim or type of use.
All FFWD tubular (road) rims have a Basalt brake surface (BBS). Reducing heat production and improving brake performance in combination with the supplied SwissStop black prince brake pads.
Based on 1.5k CARBON structure in combination with High TG Custom Compound Resin. Increasing braking power by 30% in all conditions, more durable and doesn’t make noise while braking.
The F3R FCC has an exclusive brake surface. Mixing three different composites and a copper layer with a High TG Resin enables fast heat reduction and high brake efficiency. Durable and capable of higher tire pressure.
22.4mm rim width
CBT BBS Brake Technology
FFWD decals under clearcoat
Spoke Count: 20H Front/24H Rear
Hub Options: DT240 (also available with DT/FFWD, DT180)
Components: Sapim CX-Ray spokes, Sapim Brass Nipples
Freehub: Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 11 speed
Colour(s): White, Red
Approx. Weight: 1350 grams (set)
Products are delivered Australia wide using Fastway Couriers or Australia Post. Shipping is a low $9.90 flat rate no matter how many items in your shopping cart (excluding some bulky items such as wheels).
Orders are generally dispatched same business day and shipping times are estimated at between 2-6 business days from dispatch depending on Australia Post / Fastway Couriers. Please be aware this is standard lead time, not guaranteed lead time.
Exchange, Returns, and Refunds Policy
Please choose carefully before you buy.
For faulty products, we offer a 60 DAY REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, from the date you purchase your product. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee on all of our products.
If your product is faulty, it will be replaced with an identical product. If we cannot replace the product, we will offer you the option of choosing another product of the same value, or provide you with a refund for the total value of the faulty product.
Please note: Standard postage fees apply to all return orders. Where the return relates to a faulty item, the replacement product will be sent out to you, at no charge, within 5 working days from the date we receive the faulty product.
When returning your product, please make sure you provide the following details:
Your full name
Your order number
Reason why you are returning the product
Your instructions informing us how you would like the issue resolved.
Please include the original order confirmation or invoice you received with your product. Also, if you haven't previously provided a contact phone number, please include this with your return. This will ensure the issue is resolved quickly, should we need to contact you.