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Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C24 Clincher Wheelset
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|Black / Silver||Shimano Freehub||
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Whether you're looking for ultralight race or full aero, Dura-Ace has the wheelset for you. These alloy/carbon C24 (11 speed) wheels are a great choice for any road machine wanting to display nothing but the best.
Top Features of the Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C24 Clincher Wheelset
- Clincher use only
- 11 Speed (WH-9000)
- Responsive acceleration, ultra-light carbon-alloy clincher
- 384g (average weight) rims yield incredible acceleration response
- Wide flange hub with offset rim for maximum rigidity and power transmission
- 2-cross tangent, straight laced spokes optimizes torsional rigidity
- Proprietary Shimano carbon-alloy composite construction
- High strength and lightweight titanium freehub body
- Digital cone-bearing adjustment for smooth rotation performance
- Shimano angular contact bearings and oversize A7075 alloy axles
- Supplied Rim tape, Skewers, Spacers and Spoke tool.
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Light, yet strong they are extremely responsive and feature a high strength and lightweight titanium freehub body.
Read the Wiggle Blog Review of the Shimano Dura Ace 9000 C24 Clincher Wheelset 2014 here
About the Shimano brand
Shimano are the makers of the world's most well known cycle component brand. Established in 1921 when the first cycle freewheel was forged. Shimano produce drivetrains, wheels, pedals, shoes, cycling clothing and pretty much every Shimano cycle accessory you can think of! Famous for their top end products ridden by the pro's, Dura-Ace and XTR, which cover both road and MTB's. At Shimano, they're doing everything they can to respond to heightened environmental concerns. Shimano are proud to be a producer of bicycle components that help people to enjoy outdoor sports and interact with nature through healthy non-polluting activities. In their 87 plus years of existence Shimano have accumulated a wealth of technology and product development and expertise that serves as the driving force behind their continually evolving product line.
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When installing a 10-speed cassette other than CS-4600, install the included 1.85 mm low spacer and the 1.0 mm spacer
included with the cassette at the positions indicated in the illustration.
For CS-4600, install only the 1.85 mm low spacer. (The 1.0 mm spacer is not necessary.)
Assuming the same holds true for other SRAM 10 speed cassettes then the answer provided by pkar of Melbourne is wrong.
Having read a lot of piffle on this tyre issue, I decided to put the issue to the test myself swapping out continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23mm/25mm tyres running the identical climbs, descents and flats.
I was somewhat surprised with the results which contradicted some professional reports.
The 23s were the fastest and the lightest. As for comfort, I compared running at 110 psi and 100 psi on both tyre sizes.
Consequently, I only run the 23 mm tyres and when I need some comfort or extra grip in wet conditions I run at lower pressures.
NOTE: Having experimented with various tyre makes and types over the years I cannot recommend too highly Continental Grand Prix 4000S tyres. I have known a couple of manufacturing issues with a couple of sets of these tyres [as with other makes] but that apart, I have found the Grand Prix 4000 tyres to be outstanding.
To my Engineering mind: Use a thinner tyre. A lighter tyre, a more aerodynamic tyre. if you want a softer ride then use a slightly lower pressure. Finally puncture protection is more a component of the tyres makeup i.e. construction and not width.
So if you agree with this analysis, then of course go for the thinner tyre.
I have a Look 555 Ultegra with 2009 American Classic 420 34mm wheels. Would the Dura Ace 9000 C24 be significant upgrade? I am looking for good climbing and escending performance
Also a LBS owner advised me "Shimano don't place weight limits on their wheels. Many brands do, but most are less durable and more flimsy than Shimano's. C24's if you are over 115kgs I wouldn't personally use them. If you weight less than that I wouldn't think there would be any concerns".
So, winter on the way and I have just swopped out my ZIPP 202 Firecrest for these wheels (plenty of rain lately and a bit scary as poor stopping power in the wet, despite using the ZIPP carbon-specific pads at £25/pair) So, new wheels, cassette (Ultegra 10sp) & chain. The old set-up shifted flawlessly but after the change all was not good with the chain jumping etc. I thought maybe I had reassembled incorrectly but no - a close look showed the slight misalignment and so I removed the 1mm spacer that came with the cassette and retained the 1.85mm spacer that came with the wheels and hey presto - all okay and perfect shifting again.
Do I need to buy this component separately, or does it come with the wheelset?
Front = 596 g inc. rim tape
Rear = 829 g inc. rim tape
Total = 1425 g inc. tape, which makes the stated weight of 1395 very close!
Skewers = 61 g + 65 g
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