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Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000-C24-TL Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubeless

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Light and strong, meet lighter and stronger.

The big tech innovation of Shimano's Dura-Ace WH-9000-C24-TL Wheelset is the proprietary Carbon Lamination technology. The rims are extruded and rolled with Shimano's carefully guarded process to bring the aluminum's thickness down from the standard 1-1.3 millimeters to a svelte .6 millimeter.

The Japanese manufacturer then fuses carbon layers onto the aluminum to maintain strength while enjoying maximum weight loss. As you'd imagine, high-stress areas are buttressed with additional layers, so the structural integrity of the lightweight hoops is sound. Though we're not even privy to the process' secrets, the result is apparent: a rim that's stronger and lighter than if it were made from aluminum only.

The final bit of initialism in the wheels' title, TL, indicates that these rims are ready to take advantage of the low-hassle, easy-riding fit of tubeless tires. The wheels come equipped with a quiver full of other Shimano advancements. The rims are offset, to account for uneven stress on drive and non-drive sides, and they're further reinforced with T-nut construction where the spokes are threaded into the rim.

The freehub is made from titanium, so it's lightweight, and it's housed in a wide flange hub that further complements the offset rim's power transfer efficiency. Like all Shimano wheels, the C24-TLs are built around cup-and-cone bearings that resist the stress caused by riding on straightaways as well as the lateral force generated under hard cornering. They roll smoothly through turns and, courtesy of their low inertia, spin up fast while accelerating out of corners.

The Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000-C24-TL Wheelset can be run with or without tubes. They are 11-speed compatible and can be used with 10-speed cassettes with an additional spacer.

  • Proprietary Carbon Lamination technology (aluminum-carbon hybrid)
  • Tubeless-ready design
  • Titanium freehub, wide flange hub
  • Cup-and-cone bearings
  • Compatible with 11-speed, 10-speed (with additional spacer) cassettes

Tech Specs

Rim Material:
aluminum, carbon fiber
Tire Type:
tubeless
Rim Depth:
24 mm
Rim Width:
external 20.8 mm
Brake Compatibility:
rim
Skewers:
front 133mm QR, rear 163-168mm QR
Spokes:
double butted
Spoke Count:
16 / 20
Wheel Bag Included:
no
Actual Weight:
One Color, One Size: 1610g
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

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Can I use a Conti GP4 and tube with this wheelset or do I need a special tire?

Yes. Any standard tire and tube will work. But this is also compatible with tubeless road tires.

Regular clinchers work fine. That's actually all I've used so far.

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone could chime in on some good tubeless tires for these wheels. Thanks!

I put Specialized S-Works tubeless on mine. Very nice.

If you've not read the article below, it's probably a very good starting point.



http://velonews.competitor.com/where-the-rubber-meets-the-road-what-makes-cycling-tires-fast

Fantastic Wheelset

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not much more needs to be said. You'll be extremely happy with these wheels. Feel free to reach out with questions.

Aside from a bit of weight, what would make you choose one over the other when comparing this wheel set with the other full carbon c24?

Are you referring to the tubular full carbon or the non-tubeless? I chose the tubeless vs. non-tubeless, b/c I'd never ridden tubeless tire so I wanted to check it out and thought it would be nice to have the option. If you're referring to the full carbon c24 tubular (you mentioned "full carbon", so I wasn't sure if you were actually referring to these), that's an entirely different animal (i.e. race only). I wanted a fantastic light weight wheel for training that's bullet proof and still fun to ride (calling this a training wheel, is really selling it short). If that's what you're looking for, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Do you use a 700x23 or a 700x25 tubeless on this wheelset?

So far I've only used clinchers; however, I've used both 23c and 25c tires (Continental GP 4000 S II's) on a Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2 without any trouble.

I'm hoping to upgrade my RS30 wheelset with these. The RS30's are 10 speed, will the hub on these 11 speed wheels fit the frame or is the hub wider? Thanks!

11 speed and 10 speed hubs maintain the same overall width. To use these with your 10 speed cassette you would need to use the included spacer.

Can tire sealant be used with these TL wheels?

Does anyone have an answer for that? Tubeless compatible but does running sealant void warranties? Like anyone would run tubeless without sealant...

Best Answer

I have been using the Shimano C24-TL Dura-Ace for two years now and when I bought them first called Shimano to find out how to find sealant that did not contain ammonia and they would not help me. I found Stan's NOTUBES tire sealant in two ounce tubes and Stan's 44mm universal valve with removable valve core a perfect match to setup the wheel for ammonia-free sealant. A tire without sealant will only stay filled for about one hour within the 80-100psi limit area. Sealant is a MUST have but only around one to two ounce is required for each wheel. Cleaning the old sealant out is time consuming but I have put over 15,000 miles on the wheelset and really enjoy the way they roll on the road.