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    Shamal ultra

    I'm looking for an all around aluminium clincher race wheelset. Anyone owns Shamal Ultra's?

    How do they compare to Ksyrium ES or SL and others? I'm 6'1 , 172 lbs. Thanks

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    Lighter, more aerodynamic, it's gold, what more do you want? For a lower price, maybe a pair of rolf's, even more aerodynamic. Within a similar weight is the easton tempest ii or ascent ii, cheaper, same weight.

    But it's not gold, what does your bike look like?

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    it has 2 wheels, red frame, handlebars etc.
    how do you figure shamals are more aero then sls? which ones are stiffer?

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    Well it's lighter and it looks like they're 28-30mm deep.

    In tests that Tour magazine did, the ksyrium ES's ended up dead last in aerodynamics and behind their own budget Aksium race wheel in stiffness.

    http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-4934445.html

    The new shamal's have very little to do with the originals but you can find out a wheel in the test with similar characteristics and compare that to the mavics.
    Last edited by slvoid; 01-28-07 at 06:32 PM.

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    The Shamals are Fulcrums laced G3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jit5
    The Shamals are Fulcrums laced G3.
    Actually thay are Eurus wheels, painted gold, with some carbon in the hubs, and bit more machining in the rims. About 90 gms lighter than Eurus, but not worth $400 more, unless you have to have the gold...

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    if you want aero go all the way and get 404s or some deep reynolds wheels or don't bother.

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