With it's 60mm DARC profile clincher rims, Fast Forward hubs & a choice of colours (decals), the F6R is the most favored aerodynamic wheelset for the serious enthusiast or competition rider who wants excellence and performance every time.
Full carbon wheelset for clincher tyres. The full carbon rims have an advantage in weight compared to the alloy clinchers and offer a better look. Take a set out on the road for racing or make a combination; F4R front and F6R rear for more comfort or F6R front and F9R rear for triathlon races.
The wheels are technically able to handle riders over 100kg just like all their models. However not all terrains are suitable for every rider when it comes to full carbon clincher wheels. Depending on the combination of factors like rider weight, terrain and intensity the best suitable wheelset can be chosen.
Like all carbon FFWD wheels, the brake surface of the FCC wheel sets has a special top layer. One of the key features of the special layer is that the braking performance is almost equal to braking on alloy, also in wet conditions!
FFWD hubs are based on price and quality. High-end hubs by DT Swiss with the least rolling resistance keep on going when you give them a spin.
DARC – Double Arc
FFWD DARC technology is short for ‘Double Arc’ which refers to the profile of the rim. The revolutionary DARC profile improves aerodynamics dramatically by reducing the drag. Air has the characteristic to stick to its surface and by creating a negative arc section the air will be compressed more at the positive section.
This will increase the pressure just like on the topside of an airfoil. Increased pressure results in a faster airflow and less resistance on the wheel which reduces the drag. The DARC profile is applied to all F4R, F6R and F9R models!
Carbon - TC-35
Fast Forward (FFWD) use High-Tensile TC-35 carbon for the majority of the lay-up. This gives the rim a very high strength with sufficient stiffness to cope with hard application of the wheels. So, rather than use a stiffer, but more brittle carbon type, they chose durability over ultimate stiffness. In some lay-ups they add some higher modulus sheets to increase stiffness locally.
FFWD actually use multiple layers of different types of carbon. Only the outer layer is made from a 3K weave. Underneath this layer are layers of UDF (Uni-Directional Fibre) sheets. A mixture of different angles to resemble a uniform material. Because carbon fibre can handle tension very well, they have to mix up the layers to make the rim stiff and strong enough.
CRP - Crash Replacement Policy
If you are unlucky enough to damage your FFWD wheel in an accident or by any means that is unwarrantable even outside the standard 2 year warranty, you may return your damaged wheel to FFWD who will replace your damaged carbon or alloy rim for HALF the regular price plus 50 euro's for new spokes and rebuilding by hand. For more information on this scheme please visit the Fast Forward website.
- Weight (front): 725g
- Weight (rear): 835g
- Wheelset weight: 1560g
- Rim depth: 60mm
- Rim width: 22.4mm
- Rim type: full carbon clincher
- Spoke count (front/rear): 20/24 Sapim CX-Ray or DT Swiss spokes
- DARC profile (Yes/No): Yes
- Hub: Fast Forward
- Manufactured from super-stiff high tensile TC-35 carbon
- 60mm profile rim with DARC technology
- FFWD decals under clear coat
- Maxiumum tyre pressure: 9 bar
- Hand built in The Netherlands
- This wheelset comes with exclusive wheel bags, quick release set, valve extensions & brake pads
Please note, pictures display DT Swiss hubs. FFWD hubs will be supplied