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Shimano Presents New Dura-Ace Wheels & Pedals

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One of the various new products Shimano will show in hall A1 at Eurobike is the updated Dura-Ace wheelset line-up. It is offering the perfect high-end road racing wheels for all riding circumstances.

Shimano Presents New Dura-Ace Wheels & Pedals

One of the various new products Shimano will show in hall A1 at Eurobike is the updated Dura-Ace wheelset line-up. It is offering the perfect high-end road racing wheels for all riding circumstances.

Besides the 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 wheelsets 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.

The WH-7900-C24-CL is the Dura-Ace clincher wheelset with carbon laminated ultra thin aluminum rims. Rim height is 24mm. It offers 16 butted, bladed, stainless steel spokes in the front and 20 in the rear wheel. Weight stands at 1395 grams per set. Availability in the market is November 2010.

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). Also the new carbon composite Dura-Ace pedals were tested by Shimano’s sponsored professional teams. This PD-7900 Dura-Ace carbon composite SPD-SL pedal weighs 248 grams per pair. Availability in the market is September 2010.

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