Fulcrum unveils Speed 25 climbing wheels: lightweight and beautifully engineered

Built in Europe and swimming in neat little features

Fulcrum Speed 25
(Image credit: Fulcrum)

Fulcrum has just launched its latest and greatest climbing wheels: the Speed 25. The headline stats for these are a 1,285g claimed weight, a 26mm rim depth and a price tag that starts at $2,516.00 / £1,999.99 for the Shimano freehub.

These wheels are packed full of clever tech, but the particulars end up sounding a little familiar, and that’ll be because they are.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Hunt 32 AerodynamicistFulcrum Speed 25Enve SES 2.3
Internal rim width 21mm21mm21mm
US price$1,519$2,516.00$2,850
UK price£1,199£1,999.99£3,100

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg