Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C50 Carbon Tubular Wheelset - Road Bike Shop

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Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000 C50 Carbon Road Wheelset - Tubular
Retail Price: $2899.95
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Close your eyes and think, 'Dura-Ace.' What comes to mind For us, Dura-Ace is replaced at the front of our minds by the word 'perfection', and it's easy to see why. Since its inception, the Dura-Ace platform has voraciously led component innovation, and the Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000 C50 Carbon Tubular Wheelset is an extenuation of this tradition. Combing a flawless carbon layup, a versatile, wider design, and a hub system that holds no rival, this wheelset will excel on any platform from a Grand Tour to the most epic of weekend rides. Shimano's Dura-Ace 9000 C50 wheelset epitomizes the illustrious reputation of the Dura-Ace title. The rims feature a 50mm depth that, at once, provides wind-cheating aerodynamics and fierce rigidity. In fact, for the first time, Shimano has fully committed itself to achieving a superior level of aerodynamic advantage. As a result, the C50 was engineered in accordance with the newly developed Blade and Accelerating SPEED concepts. After extensive wind tunnel research, both of these development platforms gave way to Shimano's most aerodynamic wheel profile. So, not only do you benefit from the C50's 50mm depth, but your largest gains in drag reduction actually emanate from the resulting D2 Wide rim design. D2 Wide places Dura-Ace back into the fold of contemporary aerodynamics, and then takes it a step forward. The design hinges on the front and rear wheel having two different widths -- 23mm at the front and 24mm at the rear. This creates an even smoother airflow then varied front and rear rim depths. Additionally, this wider, variable system promotes increased stability in crosswinds, as well as higher levels of lateral rigidity and vertical compliance when compared to the WH-7900 C50. Impressively, the D2 Wide concept has both extended and adapted itself it into every facet of the wheels. However, with regard to the spokes and hubs, this increased width translates directly to efficiency, rigidty, and power. With the C50, the weig...