Why We Like The Shimano Dure-Ace WH-R9270 C36 Carbon Road Wheelset
Built for quick accelerations with noticeable aero gains, the new Dura-Ace R9270 C36 wheelset offers great all-around performance without sacrificing head and crosswind stability. The all-new C36 design shaves mass at every opportunity but especially at the rim. The result is a wheel that gets up to speed quickly thanks to reduced rotational weight.
Both the carbon rim and carbon hub are lighter than previous generations of Dura-Ace, so the C36 won't shy away from a day of climbing. The new rim is 36mm deep and still delivers good aerodynamic efficiency despite its gossamer weight. Meanwhile, the hub features an alloy freehub body and a new engagement mechanism for increased rigidity.
- Dura-Ace carbon wheels released with the R9200 12-speed group
- Offers an ideal blend of aerodynamics, rigidity, and weight
- 36mm rim depth is the shallowest and lightest of the lineup
- 21mm internal width supports modern road bike tires
- Direct Engagement freehub shaves 45g over the previous generation
- OPTBAL lacing on rear wheel balances spoke tension for greater durability
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