The Falcon project started by taking an existing idea of the fastest wheel and take this to the next level. Based on only two carbon spokes with NACA profile and a variable rim height between 48mm and 90mm, all aspects are designed to reduce the drag behind the wheel. From the first tests this wheel showed remarkable improvements compared to the more traditional time trial wheels out there. By using Toray 800 and 1000 UD carbon fibers the stiffness and strength of this wheel are ensured. The materials and shape combined make it a perfect balanced wheel and can save you up to 9 watts!
Above pictures are CFD images as result from windtunnel testing. The blue and green lines show the turbulence behind the wheel. As shown in the images the amount of turbulence (drag) is minimalized with the Falcon wheel in comparison to the traditional disc and three spoke wheels.
The Falcon has been developed on rim width to make the wheel more aerodynamic in combination with wider tyres and compatible for the tubeless setup. It is available as road wheels for time trial and triathlon use in tubular and full carbon clincher with rim brake and disc brake options. Besides that the Falcon will also be available as track wheel where the tests proved a Falcon with rear DISC is more aerodynamic than other combinations.
3 years warranty
FFWD warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of two years. When you register your wheels you will get one additional year of warranty.
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