Looking to make the already affordable carbon FFWD Drift gravel & RYOT aero road wheels even cheaper, Fast Forward has added a stiffer new Two/One hubset option for each. Dropping almost 20% off the price of each wheelset, the new hubs are said to better transfer pedal & disc brake forces for bombproof reliability on or off-road. FFWD Two/One hubs make gravel & road wheels more affordable
c. FFWD In itself, 2:1 spoke lacing isn’t at all new. In fact, even the original FFWD Drift gravel wheels that launched last summer used DT Swiss 240 EXP hubs with twice as many spokes on one side as the other. But FFWD’s own chunkier Two/One hubset promises to deliver all the same performance benefits at a fraction of that premium DT cost.
The new FFWD Two/One hubset of course gets its name from the 2:1 spoke layout – 2x as many spokes on the driveside in the rear to transfer pedaling input forces to the rim, and 2x as many spokes on the disc side up front to transfer its higher braking forces to the rim. Add in a larger hubshell with bigger & better-sealed bearings (compared to DT 350s), and the result is much stiffer, more responsive wheels with still relatively low spoke counts.
The new Two/One hubs feature 24 straight-pull spokes laced 2x front & rear, and they get a 36T ratchet ( DT Swiss-style , since their patent expired) for quick & reliable 10° engagement. The centerlock hubs feature tool-free […]