Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheels review

Having been around a while, and with it's last overhaul in 2016, can the Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheels prove that age and experience can still offer a sprightly ride and upgrade your bike?

fulcrum racing quattro carbon wheels
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A good set of wheels that once up to speed will ensure a rapid ride, but slow out the blocks and sluggish on the steeper climbs. Not bad value for money, but it's a really competitive price bracket and there's faster wheels out there for the money. 

Reasons to buy
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    Hold their speed very well

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    Stiff rims

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    Good braking

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Reasons to avoid
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    Heavy rims

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    Slow out the blocks and on steep climbs

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    Upper end of £1k wheelset price bracket.

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To Fulcrum fans out there, the Racing Quattro has become a classic wheelset by now. It's been around since 2013 and over time has been developed, with 2015 being the last overall of the carbon clincher version.

To the uninitiated, the Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheels are badged as all round racing wheelset, which plug the gap between Fulcrum's (and sister brand Campagnolo's) top end and the aluminium rimmed wheels, and has done so very well.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.