FFWD Out­law AM car­bon wheels £1,850

Mountain Biking UK - - WRECKED & RATED - Tom

FFWD (Fast For­ward) are bet­ter known to our skinny-tyred roadie friends, but th­ese are se­ri­ous moun­tain bike wheels. The car­bon fi­bre rims have an in­ter­nal width of 26mm, which gives a de­cent tyre pro­file with up to 2.5in rub­ber. They’re built around DT Swiss 240 hubs with 28 asym­met­ri­cally-laced spokes in a three-cross pat­tern. The fairly deep rims (24.5mm) give them a stiff feel. We’ve rid­den harsher wheels, but the lack of ra­dial com­pli­ance means you may need to ad­just your tyre pres­sures or sus­pen­sion set-up. The pay-off is that their lat­eral stiff­ness en­sures they’ll go wher­ever you point them with­out de­flect­ing off­line. Our set weighed 1,575g, which is fair for the price and ap­pli­ca­tion, though not ground-break­ing. The build was spot on, re­main­ing true and stiff, and we didn’t dam­age the rims or have any prob­lems with pinch flats or burp­ing. The DT hubs ap­pear on many top-end wheels for a rea­son. www.pali­gap.cc

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