New Shimano Road Wheelsets ... any opinions?


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Jul 29, 2004
dougal said:
Any opinions on the new Shimano Raod Wheelsets?

R550 etc.

I'm pleased with these wheels (wh r550), as they are notably faster than 'normal' wheels at higher speeds (35km/h and up), side winds are not a problem (rather the contrary) and they accelerate rather well. However, the (sub 800 grams) frontwheel is notably less stable than a wheel with 32/36 spokes. Also, the rear wheel will need some truing after a few hundred kilometers, so durability might be an issue.

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