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Shimano Launches New Affordable Wheelsets

Shimano unveiled a host of new products this week, three of which comprise a range of affordable new wheelsets that capitalize on the ever-growing gravel bike segment.

Indeed, the first of the new Shimano wheelsets is the tubeless WH-RS370-TL, which feature a wider rim width that can accommodate tires ranging from 28-38mm.

Designed for disc brakes, they feature 12mm E-Thru Axles and Centerlock rotors, which are compatible with both 10 and 11 speed cassettes that retail for $255.00.

Next are Shimano’s WH-RS300 and WH-RS100 clincher wheelsets, which represent two of the most affordable road wheelsets from the Japanese component giant to date.

The new WH-RS300-CL clincher wheels feature fewer spokes (16H/20H) for increased aerodynamics, while the straight spoke construction provides higher torsional rigidity, delivering quick and responsive acceleration. In addition, a wider profile rim has also been added to the wheelset, which can accommodate larger tires as well, with a retail price of $230.00.

Lastly, is Shimano’s most affordable 11 speed wheelset, the WH-RS100-CL.

Like its more expensive siblings, it also offers a wider profile rim designed for more aggressive tire sizes, which sells for a staggeringly cheap $135.00.

According to Shimano, the wheelsets will become available starting in June. 

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WH-RS370-TL Multi-Surface Wheelset

The versatile WH-RS370-TL multi-surface wheelset offers tubeless rims that are optimized for wider tires ranging from 28-38mm. Designed for disc brakes, these wheels feature thru axles and center lock rotors. Here’s a rundown of key features.

  • Effective on various surfaces
  • Rims optimized for 28-38mm tires
  • Center Lock rotor mounting system
  • Thru axles
  • Compatible with 10- and 11-speed cassettes
  • Price: $255
WH-RS300-CL Balanced Aero Performance

Shimano’s new WH-RS300-CL clincher wheels feature fewer spokes (16 front/20 rear) for increased aerodynamics, while the straight spoke construction provides higher torsional rigidity, delivering quick and responsive acceleration. Wider rims are optimized for wider tires, offering superior comfort and reliability for a balanced and affordable ride. Features include:

  • Balanced aerodynamics and rigidity
  • Wide-profile clincher rim
  • Weight: 1820 grams
  • 16H/20H aero spokes
  • Straight spoke construction for torsional rigidity
  • Price $230
WH-RS100-CL Affordable Road Wheels

These wide-profile clincher rims offer comfort and versatility at an affordable price point. Trickle down technology ensures they’re as reliable as they are affordable. Features include:

  • Wider rim for comfort and reliability
  • Weight: 1920 grams
  • Shimano’s most affordable 11-speed road wheelset
  • Price $135

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