http://roadcyclinguk.com/news/gear-news/shimano-wheels-model-year-2014-8132.html Shimano has unveiled new wheels for model year 2014. The entire range has been updated, from the flagship Dura Ace hoops to entry-level offerings. Each is 11-speed compatible and continues Shimanoâ€™s adherence to a cup and cone standard, rather than cartridge bearings: a system they claim offers durability and greater â€œrotational performanceâ€. WH-9000-C24-TU Shimanoâ€™s Dura Ace-level tubular wheelset in 24mm depth tips the scales at 1,100 grams, they claim The tubular incarnation of the Dura Ace C24 wheel now tips the scales at 1,100 grams: the lightest the Japanese manufacturer has produced. Shimanoâ€™s UK brand manager, Mark Greshon, said the carbon wheel, supplied to its professional teams, would be made available commercially to comply with UCI regulations. WH-RS81 The Ultegra-level RS81 wheel will come in 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm rim depths. The 35mm is pictured here Of greater significance to the wider market, perhaps, are the new Ultegra-level wheelsets: carbon-alloy clinchers to be made available in rim depths of 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm. The spokes will be laced radially at the front and in a three-cross pattern in both sides of the rear. Shimano describe the hub flanges â€œextra wideâ€, an aid, they claim, to torsional rigidity. WH-RS31 and RS11 The Shimano RS11 entry-level wheel will come in black or white with a host of colour choices for rim graphics At the lower end of Shimanoâ€™s new wheel range lie the RS31 and RS11 aluminium clinchers. Both will have 30mm deep rims, perhaps in a challenge to the popularity of the Fulcrum Racing Quattro. These hand-built wheels will have sealed hubs with adjustable bearings, oversized alloy nipples, and a combination of off-set rims and wide flange hubs in a bid to increase rigidity. Their most notable feature, however, is the wide colour range in which theyâ€™re supplied. Both the RS-11 and RS-31come in black and with orange, red, green, blue, or purple rim decals.