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Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C24 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher

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King of the mountains.

The carbon clincher. For much of its short life, the design has been plagued by ailments ranging from the annoying to the downright terrifying. However, this isn't to say that it's still languishing in a limbo of inadequacy. With the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C24 Carbon Clincher Wheelset, it seems like Shimano somehow got hold of your carbon wishlist and checked off all of the boxes. The C24 features Shimano's widest profile ever, its strongest aerodynamic advantage, and an unparalleled responsiveness. Even more impressively, the C24 provides all of this at a weight under that of Zipp's 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher and a body that's equal to abuse that would make carbon clinchers turn tail.

Shimano's Dura-Ace 9000 C24 wheelset epitomizes the illustrious reputation of the Dura-Ace title. In fact, for the first time, Shimano has fully committed itself to achieving a superior level of aerodynamic advantage. As a result, the C24 was engineered in accordance with the newly developed Blade and Accelerating SPEED concepts. After extensive wind tunnel research, both of these development platforms gave way to Shimano's most aerodynamic wheel profile. The designs are hinged on the front and rear wheel having two different depths—21mm at the front and 23mm at the rear. This creates an even smoother airflow then varied front and rear rim depths. Additionally, when coupled with the 20.8mm rim width, the wheels promote an increased stability in crosswinds, as well as higher levels of lateral rigidity and vertical compliance when compared to the WH-7900 C24.

With the C24, the weight of the wheels is centered at the hubs. This means that the rim weight is reduced, and thus the rotational weight is decreased. The beneficial results are staggering. Coupled with the aerodynamic 21/23mm rim depth, you have a wheelset that gets up to speed faster, and requires less rider effort to pin it and hold it. The centering is made possible by a clever Shimano design that's principled in the use of Shimano's angular contact bearings. The bearings' shape allows them to be pushed as far outboard as possible. This makes the hub a wider platform for the spokes to stand on, and accordingly, it makes the wheels capable of higher spoke tensions for a more compliant ride quality.

Most importantly, though, the C24 features Shimano's widest hub flanges ever. The wider distance between flanges drastically increases torsional and lateral rigidity—think about the difference between someone pushing you with your feet together, and then again with your feet shoulder-width apart. Simply put, this design guarantees an effective power transfer so that your wheels put out as much as you're putting in.

For the build, Shimano incorporated 16 radial-laced spokes on the front wheel, and 20 two-cross spokes. For even further efficiency, the C24 wheelset uses ultra-stiff, oversized A7075 alloy axles, and a quick-engaging titanium freehub body. Every wheel is 100% hand-built, and features Shimano's own high modulus carbon fiber laminate. For braking, the wheels feature an aluminum brake track for a predictable stopping power that won't overheat the rim. Altogether, each component of the wheel has been designed as a symbiotic system for the ultimate in aerodynamics, efficiency, and pure speed.

The Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C24 Carbon Clincher Wheelset is available in the color Black and with a Shimano compatible freehub body. The wheelset tips the scales around 1364 grams, and is compatible with the new Dura-Ace 9000 11-speed shift system.

  • An all-purpose wheelset for year-round training and racing
  • Carbon laminate process boosts stiffness and sheds grams
  • Reduced rotational mass so the wheels spin up faster
  • Rim profile shaped by extensive wind tunnel testing
  • Shimano's engineers address the issues with carbon and alloy wheels by combining materials

Tech Specs

Rim Material:
carbon-laminated aluminum
Wheel Size:
700 c
Tire Type:
Rim Depth:
[front] 21 mm, [rear] 23 mm
Rim Width:
20.8 mm
Brake Compatibility:
Shimano Dura-Ace
Spoke Count:
16 / 20
Actual Weight:
One Color, One Size: 1428g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

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Avg. ride time: 1h 7m per week
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Just wondering, how loud do the hubs click on these wheels? Kind of a weird obsession of mine, I just love the sound of a really loud clicking hub.

They are on the quiet side and won't meet your loud hub obsession.

Avg. ride time: 1h 55m per week
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Bombproof so Far...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these as a backup/training/climbing wheelset to compliment my Zipp 404 NSW's. They are very light, very stiff, and very predictable so far. They have met my expectations so far. By no means are they as fast on the flats as the Zipp's, but that's not why I bought them. They climb very well and the aluminum brake surface is predictable on steep descents. I look forward to logging the miles this fall and winter.

Avg. ride time: 2h 43m per week
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Inside width?

    Has anyone measured the inside width of this rim? I'm curious as to what it is, maybe I need to run 700-28"s. I weigh a lot. LOL

    Worth it, take the plunge!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I'm so glad that I gulped and bought these wheels after reading the comments here! I can feel the improved acceleration from their lighter weight, I think I roll along faster on them, they run perfectly true out of the box, zero issues with the brake pads. Two very minor niggles: (1) I got the same 10-speed Shimano cluster that is on my other set of wheels, and the spacer provided with these wheels puts the cluster slightly further outboard, so I have to adjust the rear derailleur cable a tad when I'm switching rear wheels, and (2) I think my other wheels (black Shimano WH-R-501A's) look better - but appearance is not the goal here!
    According to Shimano's specs, the weight difference between the two wheelsets is 536g, or 1.1 lbs!! Adding 160g for folding vs wire bead 23mm Conti Gatorskins and 80g for Conti Race Light tubes vs standard ones gives me a total weight saving of 776g or 1.7lbs. And that's all at the rim, where one saves doubly: not only less mass to move down the road, but less rotating mass to accelerate (and for rotational inertia the weight at the rim multiplies by the radius of the wheel).

    Does anyone know if can run 32mm wide tires on these?

    Hey Holli, while a wider rim might be better suited for a 32mm tire, there's no reason you couldn't run them on these wheels. Email me at and we can chat more about the right rim/tire combo for you!

    Do it!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    UPDATE: *** I've put about 750 miles on this wheelset and the love affair is still going strong! At first, I thought maybe it's the 'new part feel' that had me liking these wheels so much but it's long passed that. These wheels just straight up perform!*** It's the biggest upgrade that can be done to a bike. A good set of wheels changes the ride from mile one. Don't get bogged down in the online 800 wheel set on sale for 399. Those are really 400 dollar wheels marked up before being discounted. Not to say they're bad (I've owned a few sets) but wheels like these dura ace c24s are a step above. They shine all over, handling, climbing, rolling but where I find then to really excel is on those false flat (3 or 4 percent) stretches. You know, those 4 minutes efforts that leave you sucking wind. These wheels help there. They are light and roll which gives you the ability to just smash the pedals and be fine when it's over. Do it. Buy them. Don't tell your spouse and enjoy a bit of cycling nirvana all to yourself.

    Great wheels

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I just upgraded to these wheels, and have noticed a big difference in climbing and speed. The one thing I like is that these wheels are also really quiet on the downhills. The wheels are stiff on the climb which has improved my times. I'm using 25mm tires on these for a more comfortable ride. After a week on these wheels I did The Death Ride 15K of climbing and these wheels where amazing.

    What is the downside to using tubes in the TL versions of these wheels? TLs appear to be slightly heavier .. anything else? Thanks..

    Catherine, I have been riding a set of these for 4 years. The first year or two I ran them tubeless. After a few issues with the actual tires not holding up very well, I decided to run them with tubes. They work fine with tubes. No problems at all. Also these are wonderful wheels. They are super smooth and roll and climb great. Hope that helps,

    Hey guys....I apologize if I'm beating a dead horse here but I need to confirm if these are compatible with a Shimano Ultegra 9 speed cassette.

    I took a quick look at the Shimano website. They spec 10 or 11 speed.

    maybe a problem

      I purchased this wheel set tubeless clinchers and have climbed over 500,000 ft in one year with no problem however the rear wheel is now making a strange noise that no one can figure out ... three bike shops can't figure it out . it sounds like the brake pad is rubbing against rim but it's not . the wheel only makes the noise while mounted, it's silent removed and spun while holding in hands . I went on you tube and server riders are experiencing the same phenomenon . it's does not effect performance but it's driving me crazy . does anyone have same experience

      Make sure your cassette is on really tight.

      Agree with Vincent, make sure your cassette is tight.

      It could be the spokes are creaking where they join the hub. I have this problem on straight pull spokes but not j bend ones.

      Avg. ride time: 1h 16m per week
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      I have an older frame, 2009 BMC SLX01 Racemaster. Not much clearance for wide rims/tires. Are these wheels compatible? Also, I assume a spacer is included for running a 10-speed groupset? Thanks.

      I don't have a definitive answer, but 20.8 mm has been Shimano's stock rim width for at least...a decade(?), so I can't imagine that an '09 BMC wouldn't have been able to take any Shimano wheel at the time. And 20.8 mm isn't exactly "wide"; I think 19mm is the old standard. If you run into any clearance issues it'd probably be from wider tires.

      Yep, as noted in an answer to another question here, a spacer is provided.

      Ben, these wheels are not the wide 23mm style of rim so with a 23c or smaller tire mounted these wheels should not rub any more than he OEM wheels did. And yes, you need a spacer to run a 10s cassette and while I'm not sure it comes with one I'd be shocked it ithey didn't include it.

      What are the tiny holes drilled into each side of the wheel for?

      This is to allow any water I believe escape the rim. The C35 also has this.

      Always good to read the manual- wear indicators

      Is there an upper rider weight recommendation for these wheels?

      Best Answer

      I have weighed 240 when I bought the C24's (Tubeless ready model) now 9,000 miles and 2 years later at 215, wheels are still going strong. I have hit many potholes and obstacles, don't want to jinx by saying b---proof. (all on Giant TCR Composite bike)

      Are these wheels compatible with Shimano Ultregra 6800

      Best Answer

      Steve, these wheels are not specific to Ultegra 6800. You can use them with any bike (as long as it can handle 700 size wheels) on any drivetrain. So the answer to your question is yes. You can use those wheels with your Shimano Ultegra 6800. (I have these wheels on my Ridley Fenix with Ultegra 6800 and Conti 4000 II 25mm tires.)

      Hey Steve

      Your question might have already been answered. Yes, these will work with Ultegra 11 sp 6800. I have that same set up on my wife's bike and it works perfectly.

      Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.


      Avg. ride time: 1h 17m per week
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      Great Wheelset with one caveat.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Purchased these as a climbing set of wheels and they have not disappointed in that regard. Light and stay true. However, the braking surface of the front rim has a slight high spot. This could not be trued out. A little internet digging uncovered that fact that this is rather common. It causes the wheel to grab and pulse when braking. I managed to solve the problem by going to the Reynolds Cryo Blue brake pads that they require for their own carbon rims. This works a treat. The pulsing is gone at a slight sacrifice to braking efficiency.

      I've been riding these wheels since last Spring and they are flawless. I love them, and keep them under my pillow at night. I just rec'd the Vittoria Open Pave EVO CG III, 27 mm tires and want to confirm that I can run them on these rims? Thanks

      Best Answer

      Yes, just make sure the tires are 700x27c or 700x27mm. These Dura Ace wheels fit most width tires...22,23,24,25,27,28. The tire manufacturer will also specify the rim size their tires are designed for. These "standard" road bike rims are 622x15C. Most road tires fit these commonly sized wheels. Ask any LBS and they can offer more assistance if you need it. Happy riding! Don't get the spokes caught on your ears at night.

      Great wheels

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Got em for training. Now after putting the first 1000 on em, I'm very seriously considering another set just for Hillier road races .. They ride smooth. Very responsive. Great power transfer!! Haven't even gone a hair out of true.

      Does anyone know what type of brake pad should be used with these wheels? Since they are carbon fiber with aluminum braking surface I don't know if a carbon specific pad should be used or if regular rubber pads are acceptable? I've not been able to find an answer on the Shimano site.

      Aluminum brake pads. I have been running these wheels with Swissstop green pads for over a year. Love 'em.

      Can these be converted to tubeless? Is that a good idea? What width tires is recommended? Is 25 mm OK, good?

      Best Answer

      You could, but Shimano makes a tubeless version of this wheel:


      If you want to run tubeless, you should be considering this wheelset instead.

      I run the C24-TL and have for the last couple of years. The first 2 or 3 months the rims with Hutchinson Atom tubeless were great. BUT, almost impossible to get on. Broken tyre levers and fingernails by the side of the road. A couple of thousand kms later and a couple of flats - the very slow leaks started. Then the world of pain exploring how to make tubeless not leak. Stopping short of injecting goo, I opted for trusty GP4000s on these TLs ( tight to get on but ok ). Great ride, great rims, but go for the non-tubeless ordinary C24 rims.

      I run Schwalbe HS One Tubless tires on this wheelset. They work great and go on easily if you learn to put the tire bead in the depressed center rim track and work the tire on by hand. No tools needed. Takes a little practice, but once you get used to the technique, Tubeless tires go on easily.