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Old 03-21-16, 02:55 PM
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Shimano dura ace wheelsets

Looking at purchasing a new set of Dura ace c50's. Do these come with hubs?
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Old 03-21-16, 02:57 PM
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Looking at purchasing a new set of Dura ace c50's. Do these come with hubs?
Yes, straight pull hubs. Same innards as the normal kind though.
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hubfully they do.

Wheelsets = hubs, rims, and spokes all built up.
Build kit = those items, not built up
Rims != hubs and/or spokes
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What are the absolute best tires for these wheels? They are 622x15-18C/15C offset
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Originally Posted by wesb View Post
What are the absolute best tires for these wheels? They are 622x15-18C/15C offset
Opinions are many and varied. Do a search and enjoy the reading....

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Clincher? Tubular? Tubeless?

Odd, they seem to have a C24 tubeless, but not a C50 tubeless, but all models have a clincher or tubular option.

"Best" might depend on factors such as weight, traction, rolling resistance, and puncture resistance.
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Originally Posted by wesb View Post
What are the absolute best tires for these wheels? They are 622x15-18C/15C offset
Shimano Dura-Ace tires work the best with Shimano Dura-Ace rims.
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come on op.. just a little google will take you far.
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Originally Posted by wesb View Post
Looking at purchasing a new set of Dura ace c50's. Do these come with hubs?
i say wait till they are updated or just go with some boyds 44mm carbon clinchers boyd has all the newest wheel specs on all their wheels 27 mm wide rims and just better why boyds specs beat any other wheels out there that dont have the specs some wheels still use 20 mm wide wheels.
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Already purchased the c50's so its too late to change now. I have done quite a bit of research and I am siding with the Schwalbe One's or the Continental GP 4000S's but was just looking for some general input on what tires others prefer. Most of my riding is nearly flat as I am in the coastal region on the east coast. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by k_kibbler View Post
Shimano Dura-Ace tires work the best with Shimano Dura-Ace rims.
With or without hubs..?
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Troll-sense is tingling with this thread.
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Well I'm not a troll - so I'm looking for new wheels, as I moved from a 10sp setup to 11sp. My old wheels were American Classic Aero 3 420 which were great, but have a 10sp hub. Finding them in 11sp is difficult.

So now I'm looking for something new and here's what I'm down to:

- Shimano DA 9000 C50
- Shimano DA 9000 C35
- Shimano DA 9000 C24

All of the above would be in clincher version. I like the C24 for weight, like the C50 for aero. Where does the C35 fit in? Seems like a middle of the road wheel. For the record I live in east TN and do a fair amount of climbing and rarely go all out on descents as I have to worry about traffic too much when I'm on my own and spend a lot of my time descending on the brakes depending on where I'm at. I don't race, but on organized rides I can descend without worrying as much about traffic.

I'm leaning towards the C24, as I am not doing time trials and racing, but do have several organized event rides planned that involved a lot of climbing. Just looking for a great set of wheels I don't need to worry about once I buy them. Think the C24s are prob my best bet, but the C50s look oh so so so sexy...
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Old 04-11-16, 06:13 PM
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I had the c24 then upgraded to the C50. This has been my favorite wheels by far. They roll so smooth. I absolutely love them. I have had quite a few sets but I favor this over pretty much all of the others.
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I like my 7900 C24s, an outstanding wheel.
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003 View Post
I had the c24 then upgraded to the C50. This has been my favorite wheels by far. They roll so smooth. I absolutely love them. I have had quite a few sets but I favor this over pretty much all of the others.
Noticed you are in Greensboro, NC - do you do a lot of climbing? any difference between the C24 and c50 on the climbs? Why do you view the c50 as an upgrade over the c24?

thanks!!!
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Love my C24's in WNC. C50's are sexy looking, but at over 2x the cost-not sexy enough:-)
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Love my C24's in WNC. C50's are sexy looking, but at over 2x the cost-not sexy enough:-)
There in flat rock I think your terrain is similar to mine. Great input. can someone tell me where the c35s fit for the everyday rider in areas like east TN or western NC? Think I've ruled out c50s. Now down to c24 vs c35.

The c35 just seems like such an in between not great at anything wheel set. Would like to hear from someone who has them and rode them in hilly / mountanous terrain.
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Noticed you are in Greensboro, NC - do you do a lot of climbing? any difference between the C24 and c50 on the climbs? Why do you view the c50 as an upgrade over the c24?

thanks!!!
We do have quite a bit of hills around here. Both are really good for climbing. I never noticed much difference. Down hill on the other hand, the C50 is phenomenal. Even in decent crosswind, I don't feel it that much.
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Matthew Hayman was riding C50 tubular wheels in Paris Roubaix last Sunday. I guess they must be at least half-way decent to handle the cobbles.
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Originally Posted by tnburban View Post
Well I'm not a troll - so I'm looking for new wheels, as I moved from a 10sp setup to 11sp. My old wheels were American Classic Aero 3 420 which were great, but have a 10sp hub. Finding them in 11sp is difficult.

So now I'm looking for something new and here's what I'm down to:

- Shimano DA 9000 C50
- Shimano DA 9000 C35
- Shimano DA 9000 C24

All of the above would be in clincher version. I like the C24 for weight, like the C50 for aero. Where does the C35 fit in? Seems like a middle of the road wheel. For the record I live in east TN and do a fair amount of climbing and rarely go all out on descents as I have to worry about traffic too much when I'm on my own and spend a lot of my time descending on the brakes depending on where I'm at. I don't race, but on organized rides I can descend without worrying as much about traffic.

I'm leaning towards the C24, as I am not doing time trials and racing, but do have several organized event rides planned that involved a lot of climbing. Just looking for a great set of wheels I don't need to worry about once I buy them. Think the C24s are prob my best bet, but the C50s look oh so so so sexy...
I switched from Ultegra 6800 to Shimano DA 9000 C24 a month ago and have had ~500 miles on it. I feel it's definitely more aerodynamic. I was descending faster and probably gained 1-1.5 mph riding into >10 mph headwinds. I have had no problem descending most 5-8% hills. However, I did experience the known "sticky brake" issue descending ~10% (>1 mi, Newport Coast Ridge Park) slopes. It does bother me a bit. I was using Kool Stop black/salmon pads. Maybe I needed to try SwissStop. Take a look at the discussions.
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Originally Posted by k_kibbler View Post
Shimano Dura-Ace tires work the best with Shimano Dura-Ace rims.
Are these coming out with the 11 speed update? I really want some.
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Old 04-13-16, 07:58 AM
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I did the same upgrade and love the 9000 C24 wheels and now that you can find them for under $700, they are a bargain.



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I switched from Ultegra 6800 to Shimano DA 9000 C24 a month ago and have had ~500 miles on it. I feel it's definitely more aerodynamic. I was descending faster and probably gained 1-1.5 mph riding into >10 mph headwinds. I have had no problem descending most 5-8% hills. However, I did experience the known "sticky brake" issue descending ~10% (>1 mi, Newport Coast Ridge Park) slopes. It does bother me a bit. I was using Kool Stop black/salmon pads. Maybe I needed to try SwissStop. Take a look at the discussions.
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