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    Shimano WH-6600 and WH-R600...

    Shimano WH-6600 and WH-R600...

    What's the difference?

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    Looked at the service docs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Looked at the service docs?
    If you mean the exploded diagrammes and parts lists at http://techdocs.shimano.com ... yes.

    But all that tells me is that they have slightly different parts... Hub cap, stickers. o-ring and such are different.... I was looking for price, ride and feel rather than tech stuff.

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    Don't expect to find many people that have both to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Don't expect to find many people that have both to ride.
    I don't but "those that are in the know" may be able to tell me why two models of, what seem to be, almost identical wheelsets. The part numbers are slightly different and I'm wondering if different materials are used or if they have specific uses... gerneral, training, climbing, sprinting etc and is there a price difference or is one an upgraded version of the other... Shimano doesn't say and I can find anything anywhere.

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    The WH-6600 is slightly lighter but that seems to be the major difference. Both use Al body freehubs and are 10-speed only.

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    According to www.cyclingnews.com "A new WH-6600 clincher wheelset accompanies the new group with many of the same features as on the top-end Dura-Ace WH-7801 model but at a much more reasonable asking price. WH-6600 incorporates 24mm-deep 6061 rims (instead of scandium) with an offset rear spoke bed, 16f/20r bladed and butted spokes, and oversized aluminum axles. The new aluminum freehub body also includes the new faster-engaging internal pawl arrangement introduced with Dura-Ace and XTR."

    Unfortunately the tech docs don't mention anything about the rim material and the free hub design, when looking at the WH-6600 and WH-R600 schematics.

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