Following on the heels of its newly launched Dura-Ace R9200 semi-wireless 12-speed groupset, Shimano is debuting its latest set of carbon hoops that are specifically designed to work with the new drivetrain.
Available in a range of rim profiles that include 36mm, 50m and 60mm, the new wheels will be offered in both tubular and hooked-bead, tubeless-ready versions, with each rim featuring an internal width of 21mm that’s optimized for 28mm tires.
Additionally, the wheelsets comprise Shimano’s Direct Engagement system and a new 12-speed specific free-hub that’s designed to work with the Dura-Ace R9200 groupset.
Other features include a 1:1 spoke pattern for the 36mm and 50mm wheelsets, while the 60mm uses slightly thicker spokes in a 2:1 pattern in order to increase rigidity by a claimed 10%.
According to Shimano, the tubeless-ready 36mm wheelset tips the scales at 1338g, while the 50mm and 60mm versions weigh in at 1,465g 1,609g, respectively.
As for the tubular variants, the company hasn’t provided any pricing or specs, other than the wheelsets will be offered in both rim and disc brake formats.
Pricing is as follows:
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