New FFWD Ghost Wheels Spirit You Away w/ Carbon Fiber Airfoil Spokes
FFWD’s (Fast Forward) new Ghost wheels use an airfoil shaped carbon fiber spoke with titanium inserts on the ends of the spokes and near the hub flange. This lets you true the wheels or replace a spoke as needed.
They’re tubular only, with 32mm deep rims and a claimed weight of 1090g. Twelve spokes front and rear. Comes with hollow chromoly skewers (yes, hollow, I checked) and SwissStop Yellow King pads.
Available with SRAM/Shimano or Campagnolo freehub bodies. Hand built in Holland. Retail is likely $3,800, available now. US importer is Ochsner.
As if you didn’t know this was coming: rider weight limit of 180lbs.
A couple different angles because, well, I just couldn’t decide and it’s the web, so we can. The hubshell appears bonded onto the flange, and the titanium inserts are molded into the flange and spokes.