35mm carbon rim joins high-end road catalogue

Shimano announces new Dura-ace wheels and pedals

To sit alongside its earlier XTR 2011 groupset announcement, Shimano has also revealed new Dura-ace wheels and pedals.

Besides the currently available rim choices of 24 and 50mm height, Shimano is now also offering a 35mm carbon rim that offers an excellent combination of high rigidity, low weight and excellent aerodynamics. All new wheel sets feature the new Dura-ace 7900 hubs with Shimano’s proven cup-and-cone technology, as well as a new bearing adjustment system that enables easy manual adjustment without the use of a cone wrench.

These Dura-ace wheel sets have been tested extensively in the previous year by many professional riders, including Oscar Freire and Robert Gesink (Rabobank),
Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) and Juan Antonio Flecha (SKY).

Details of the pedals are still a little limited, but what we do know is that the model will be made of a carbon composite and weigh in at 248 grams a pair.

Product will be landing from September (pedals) through to April 2011 when Dura-ace tubular and clincher wheels will become available.

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