New for 2017, the Falkor 36R is a CFD and tunnel proven lightweight carbon clincher for road racing or everyday riding. The Falkor 36R rim is the result of a new design process we call Weighted Performance Matrix (WPM). WPM is our internal process in which all aspects of a rim are evaluated during the design phase. Design parameters include the type of bike it will be on, the terrain, the hubs it will be built with, typical head and cross winds, tire sizes, average rider weight and more. In the end we end up with a matrix with over 20 parameters and use this to fine tune aspects of the rim so that the performance is optimized for the specific application. In short, we let the science drive the design rather than the marketing department (which we don't have by the way.) Every aspect of the Falkor rims from the rim profile to the carbon layup schedule to the spoke exit angle is designed using this philosophy.
The Falkor 36R is aerodynamically optimized for 25mm (actual width, not labeled width) tires, however tires ranging from 22-28mm will fit without problems. The inner width of 20.5mm and the outer width of 27.7mm create a seamless tire to rim transition at 25mm (actual width of the tire, not labeled width of the tire) which is key to maintaining laminar airflow around the leading and trailing edge of the rim. The use of a lightweight 25mm (some high volume 23mm tires measure 25mm on the Falkor and those are optimal) tire will also lower rolling resistance over most real-world road surfaces resulting the in the fastest combination. The Falkor 36R features our 2nd generation rim brake surface. The 12K fabric weave on the brake track is not just visually striking, it works in conjunction with the our 2nd generation high temperature resin to provide more consistent modulation and brake pad friction while dissipating extreme temperatures better than any other rim we've tested. The Falkor 36R is tubeless compatible to help with flat protection, tire compliance, increased traction, and decreased rolling resistance.
|Asymmetric Offset||None (symmetric)|
|Spoke Hole Drilling Angle||6 deg|
|Max Tension||160 kgf***|
|Max Pressure||130 psi****|
|Width||28mm external, 20.5mm internal|
|Braking||10mm high, 12K G2 High Temp|
|Recommended Tires and Frame Clearance||25mm+ tires, 29mm+ Frame clearance required|
|Hole Count||20, 24, 28, 32 (special order)|
|Tubeless Ready||Yes (also works with tubes)|
|Finish||Satin with 12K brake track|
|Tech Features||12K G2 High Temp Braking, UniWeave™, RockGuard™, Anti-Burp Bump™|