HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 28, 2013 6:45 pm
Posts: 10
I have a set of 2010 Easton EA90SLX clinchers and would like to upgrade to another light weight aluminum wheel set. I narrowed it down to the Shimano Dura Ace C24 9000 CL. Both sets are about the same weight but from what I've read the Shimano has a better hub and is better in cross winds. I ride in areas with lots of hills and very windy. Will I notice a difference or should I keep the Eastons Thanks in advance


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:56 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:49 pm
Posts: 138
Location: LA/OC, California
I'm inclined to say that while the Dura Ace hubs are very smooth, the ceramics in the Eastons and the R4SL hubs spin very nicely as well. I'd say the wheels are similar in performance, but the Dura Ace might be a little stiffer, and the rim is also a little wider (22mm wide I think).

_________________
Bike: Felt FC

Strava


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 28, 2013 6:45 pm
Posts: 10
I think the rim wall is 20.8 and is the same from the 7900 C24


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 5:14 am
Posts: 19
I've owned the Eastons and currently ride the DA 7900 C24. Assuming the 9000 version has only made it better, I would say go with DA and it's not even close. The Eastons have smooth hubs and they're light, but I found them flexy (160 pounds) and broke several spokes while climbing. The DA wheels are the best I've ever ridden. Stiff, strong, light enough. In fact, I may go looking for some closeouts on the 7900 version if there are any left.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 28, 2013 6:45 pm
Posts: 10
I've found a set of the DuraAce C24 9000 clinchers from Merlin Cycles for $750 U.S and free shipping. At that price I can't go wrong. Hello new wheels


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Fastfwd, Google Adsense [Bot], hornedfrog, normcorriveau, rmerka, Spanielsson and 64 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Dura-ace WH-9000 C24 CL vs TL

in Road

Gajdzin

9

856

Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:40 pm

Gajdzin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Dura Ace 9000 pulleys

in Road

oreoboreo

4

473

Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:44 pm

oreoboreo View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Dura Ace 9000 STI Levers with DA 7900

in Road

relanium

6

495

Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:08 pm

srshaw View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Dura Ace 9000 Front Mech

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

Ironman1125

25

1099

Mon May 25, 2015 2:54 am

goodboyr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Dura ace 9000 cable life?

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

in Road

oreoboreo

50

4463

Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:50 am

wojchiech View the latest post


It is currently Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:32 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB