There are 9 price reductions at the moment on the Fulcrum Racing 5 with the top 3 sales as follows:-
The Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution wheel features completely new oversized hubs with high quality sealed bearings, single piece body incorporating the freewheel body and pawl carrier in a single component, reducing the weight. Flanges can now take blade hammerhead spokes which are of the Aero style, using the Fulcrum 2:1 ratio for the rear wheel and radial spoking for the front wheel.
In terms of ride applications, the Racing 5 is an entry level wheel, which is fine for straightforward long rides and training.
Balance is achieved in the same way as other wheels in this range, by the use of oversized spokes to balance the rim joint material. The Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels have 24 spokes on the front and 27 in the rear wheel.
The wheel has a medium section rim height at 24 mm with the spoke eyelets reinforced, and the braking surfaces being turned. Compatibility of the Racing 5 is with Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM components in the drivetrain, to give plenty of options to run 8,9 or 10 speed systems.
Results for Fulcrum Racing 5 Wheels include the following models and versions:
Although they are relatively heavy, they spin up well and are quite strong with not too much flex with reasonable balance although some cyclists have mentioned that the bearings do not sound as smooth as they should.
It looks as if you get what you pay for with the Racing 5 wheels and the only reservation is that some heavier riders have had spokes break unexpectedly.