FFWD launches its first ever dedicated wheel set for gravel bikes! These full carbon wheels are developed to take you further and anywhere you want. They can take some!
With a road wheel line up which is also suitable for light gravel use we saw the trend and growing demand for this category. We therefore started a development process to create a unique and dedicated gravel wheel set. With durability being the key specification in mind we carefully designed the rim and put it together with only the best components you can think of.
Durability and agility to provide you the most fun gravel rides!
While weight is normally one of the most interesting specifications to check we take a different approach when it comes to producing the best wheels. In our choices weight is important but should not compromise other areas such as durability and agility. For the DRIFT it was even more important as they need to last and cope with whatever comes on your gravel paths. You will find this in the DT Swiss Aerocomp spokes and brass nipples for example which - when put together with the new DT240 EXP hubs - make a killer set. The thicker spokes offer more rigidity and durability and can take some hits.
Agility is brought together by the rims height of 36mm combined with the Aerocomp spokes. These ingredients bring you stiffness and more power transmission when you put the wheels in motion. All your energy will result in more and easy miles off-road and thus more time to enjoy your ride!
Hookless design for tubeless!
The newly designed hookless rim features an internal width of 24mm only to be used with tubeless tires. A special carbon layup is chosen to deal with higher impacts when riding on low tire pressure on more heavy gravel roads.
It offers the possibility for a broad range of tire options from 30mm up to 60mm and with that no excuse for the terrain you will attack!
The set puts merely 1515 grams on the scale and will come as complete package with tubeless tape and valves packed nicely in a protective FFWD wheel bag! Full specs of the wheels can be found here.
DRIFT is the first dedicated gravel wheel that marks the start of this category for FFWD!
Article number 8717565666412 Price € 1.699 Weight 1515.0gram Max rider weight 120 kg Tubeless ready Yes Innertube compatible Yes Tubular No Brakes Disc brake
Type FCC Height36.0mm Internal width24.0mm External width30.0mm Tire range 30.0mm-60.0mm Maximum tire pressure5.0bar, 72.5 psi
Body system Ratchet EXP system Bearings Stainless Steel
Type Straight pull Count 24/24
Type Brass 15mm prolock
Three year warranty
100 day trial