FFWD RYOT 77 wheelset review

At 77mm deep and with a name like riot, are the FFWD RYOT 77 wheels a crosswind disaster, or a real speed master?

FFWD RYOT 77
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Impressively composed despite their riotous name, with the speed to match, but don't expect to win any races up hill

Pros

  • +

    Stable in crosswinds

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    Tubeless valves and wheel bags included

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    True to their 'fast' brand name

Cons

  • -

    Weight of 1,880g is noticeably heavy

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In the Summer of 2020, FFWD unveiled the first of its RYOT wheelsets when it launched the versatile RYOT44 and lightweight RYOT Raw wheelsets, which eschewed the brand's former 'double arc' rim profiles in favour of a wider, straighter, more blunt profile. According to FFWD, the new design was not only better designed for wider tyres, but it was also faster. 

In the time since, the brand has been busy, following that up with the RYOT 55 and RYOT 33. Today, FFWD has yet another numerical suffix on offer, the RYOT 77, which is aimed squarely at its time trial, triathlon and aero road customers. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.