Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C50 Tubular Wheelset
Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C50 Tubular Wheelset. One of the winningest wheels in modern cycling has got to be the Shimano WH-9000 Dura-Ace C50 tubular wheelset. Use by riders like Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins to win the Tour de France and other races, these versatile carbon wheels are ideal for racing, hard training and fast group rides. The C50 rims are built around a lightweight, aerodynamic 50mm deep carbon fiber tubular rim. The 50mm depth is perfect for almost all race conditions, since it’s aerodynamic enough to cut through the wind, yet lightweight and stiff enough for climbing. Thanks to its 24mm width, the rim corners and handles exceptionally well in a cross wind, and feels more stable even with a high wind yaw factor. The increased width also improves handling, by providing a wider contact area for the tire to be glued to, resulting in a more secure glue job and improved cornering and handling. The core of these wheels though are the all-new, redesigned Dura-Ace 9000 hubs. Shimano hubs are already legendary in their own right, and things just got even better with the 9000 11-speed version. Smooth rolling bearings, 11-speed compatibility, and a lightweight aluminum, off-set, high flange hub shell makes these wheels stiff, smooth and aerodynamic. The all-new OptBal spoke lacing system also gives these wheels a bombproof ride while reducing weight.