FFWD has unveiled more affordable versions of its Drift and RYOT wheelsets, courtesy of the Dutch brand’s new Two/One hub option.
Not only does the Two/One hub option lower the price of each wheelset by 20%, but FFWD claims it’s a more robust design that stands up to the task of handling disc brake forces better than the previous DT Swiss 240 EXP hubs with only a minimal weight gain.
The Two/One hubs derive their name from a 2:1 spoke layout, with 2-times the number spokes on the rear drive-side, and 2-times as many spokes on the front disc brake side to better transfer pedaling and braking forces to the rim, while larger sealed bearings result in a stiffer, more responsive wheelset.
Additionally, the Two/One hubs feature 24 straight-pull spokes laced in a 2x pattern for both the front and rear, along with a 36T ratchet for fast, reliable 10° engagement, which are available with a Shimano HG, SRAM XDR or a Campagnolo N3W freehub, as well as the Italian brand’s older freehud bodies. Moreover, the center-lock hubs feature tool-free end-caps for use with 12x100mm and 12x142mm thru-axles, while 15mm quick-release front end-caps are also available.
The new Drift Two/One wheelset sells for 1399€, which features the same 24mm internal, 30mm external, 36mm deep hookless tubeless carbon rim as the original model.
The RYOT is available in depths of 33mm, 44mm and 55mm that sell for 1299€, 1399€ and 1499€, respectively, which feature the same aerodynamically-optimized 21mm internal and 30-31mm external hooked tubeless carbon rims as the previous versions.
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