You want the best of the best, no compromises, aerodynamic, light and fast. The RAW is the wheel set for you!
Striving to produce the best wheels on the market, we completely designed the RAW rim from scratch and combined it with the highest quality components to achieve the optimum result.
In an evolving world of wider tires for multi-surface racing and riding wheel aerodynamics have adapted. With this concept the RAW and RYOT44 feature a newly developed LAW Tech aerodynamic profile. LAW is short for ‘Laminar Airflow Wing’ and has been specifically developed to deliver better aerodynamics when using wider tire widths up to 42mm by creating a smooth airflow over the rim and tire interface.
The RAW is a 700c tubeless ready carbon clincher rim with a 21mm internal width, 44mm depth and 30mm external width.
Testing multiple layups and setups have led to the optimum combination of stiffness, aerodynamics and weight.
The Details Make the Design
Aero is important but it is the combination of rim, quality components and build technique that make a wheel set earn its stars.
The RAW stands out from the pack with the use of internal nipples and the new DT Swiss 180 EXP hubs with SINC ceramic bearings which reduce rolling resistance and increase durability.
The use of only the best high-quality components also leads to a set weight of just 1420 grams. An added feature of the RAW wheel is a molded FFWD logo in the sidewall along with with metallic decals.
As a tubeless ready wheel set and the ability to fit tires up to 42mm the RAW is a great choice for all roads and gravel use.
DT Swiss 180 EXP Ceramic Hub System
The RAW is built with DT Swiss’ DT180 EXP SINC ceramic straight pull center-lock 12mm thru axle hubs (12/100mm, 12/142mm) featuring a 36 tooth star ratchet system offering 10 degrees of engagement for quick and crisp shifting and a 17% increase in stiffness.
Components include DT Swiss Aerolite and Competition spokes and DT Swiss internal nipples.
The RAW is available in matte black and with Shimano/SRAM 10-11 speed, SRAM XDR and Campagnolo 11-12 speed freehub options.
For an overview of the complete RAW specifications, download the datasheet here.
In addition to a full 3 year warranty when registered, each wheelset comes with CRP and accessories that include: padded wheelbag, tubeless rim tape and valves.
Fast Forward’s rim technologies and unique artisan wheel building techniques are market-leading and WorldTour tested. FFWD Wheels are hand built in The Netherlands and have been ridden to victories in the Spring Classics, each Grand Tour and numerous World Championships.
IN THE BOX
- Front and rear wheels (disc rotors/thru axles not included)
- Padded double wheel bag
- 27mm tubeless rim tape
- 60mm tubeless valves
- Tubeless setup instructions
- 700c 44mm tubeless ready full carbon clincher
- LAW Tech aerodynamic profile
- UV Protected Decals
- ETRTO 21-622
- Spoke Count: 24H Front/24H Rear
- Lacing Pattern: 1:1
- Hub Option: DT Swiss DT180 EXP 36T Ceramic Straight Pull Center Lock 12mm Thru Axle
- Hub Spacing: Front: 12/100mm, Rear: 12/142mm
- Components: DT Aerolite/Competition, DT Pro Lock Alloy Internal Nipples
- Freehub: Shimano/SRAM 10/11spd, SRAM XDR 12spd, Campagnolo 11/12spd
- Color(s): Matte Black
- Weight: 1420 grams +/- 5% (set)
- Rim Width Outside: 30mm
- Rim Width Inside: 21mm
- Recommended Tire Width(s): Min: 23mm, Max: 42mm
- Maximum Tire Pressure: 120psi/8.3bar
- Maximum Recommended Rider Weight: 265lbs/120kg
- Accessories: FFWD padded wheelbag, tubeless rim tape and valves
Please note: Use of 27mm tubeless rim tape is required regardless of standard or tubeless setup.