Fulcrum’s new Sharq wheels claim a 30% improvement in crosswind stability, aim to be the ultimate all-road wheelset

A close up side profile of the new Fulcrum Sharq wheels
(Image credit: Fulcrum)

Today, Italian wheel brand Fulcrum launched its first dedicated all-road wheelset, named the Sharq. It’s a top-end carbon wheelset, that aims to offer riders speed over mixed terrain, from tarmac to gravel, as opposed to its dedicated gravel wheelsets (the Rapid Red series) and the road sets (Racing Zero, Speed, and Wind series).

The Sharq draws on the brand's current wheel tech, but with some new developments too, not least the wavy rim profile; a first for the brand, bringing it into a small cohort of wavy wheel offerings alongside the likes of Zipp and Princeton CarbonWorks.

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Will Jones
Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. There are very few types of cycling he's not dabbled in, and he has a particular affection for older bikes and long lasting components. Road riding was his first love, before graduating to racing CX in Yorkshire. He's been touring on a vintage tandem all the way through to fixed gear gravel riding and MTB too. When he's not out riding one of his many bikes he can usually be found in the garage tinkering with another of them, or getting obsessive about tyres. Also, as he doesn't use Zwift, he's our go-to guy for bad weather testing... bless him.

Rides: Custom Zetland Audax, Bowman Palace:R, Peugeot Grand Tourisme Tandem, Falcon Explorer Tracklocross, Fairlight Secan & Strael