Fulcrum Racing 5 review

Fulcrum has updated the Racing 5's spec, but we've been riding the previous version for over three years. Our only major complaint has been addressed in the newer Racing 5 LG.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Durable alloy wheelset with easy servicing and nice ride

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to service

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Reasons to avoid
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    Quite noisy freewheel

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Fulcrum’s Racing 5 is towards the lower end of the Italian brand’s wheelset hierarchy, but nevertheless its spec is impressive. I’ve been riding a set for the past three years including three winters.

Fulcrum 5s still roll well after three years' plus of use

Fulcrum 5s still roll well after three years' plus use

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.