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




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 125
Just wonder if Shimano intends to make their clinchers wide rimmed as is on trend right now? I've got my eye on 6800 wheels, but having used Easton EA90 RT for ~1 month (before they were sent back for RMA as kept losing round/true and ended up getting a refund as they said it would take too long to get new spokes. Maybe just a bad pair, but don't wanna take a punt again) there really are clear benefits to them - more stable cornering feel and reduced chatter, although larger, sharper bumps do seem firmer.

So, anyone have any ideas if Shimano have a wide rimmed 6800 etc wheel with wide rims just around the corner?

_________________
London2Paris24 2014 Fundraising for Scope UK
Facebook Page for more information and updates!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:06 pm
Posts: 172
My main issue is that it is now a real pain having to set up the brakes for different wheelsets with varying width rims - Grrrrr! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:44 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:07 pm
Posts: 613
Location: The Taint of the USA!
I doubt they're going to revise the wheelset this quickly, given that they released them a year ago. I just looked at them, though, and they aren't "narrow" by modern interpretation. At 23mm, they're as wide as the Bontrager aluminum clincher lineup, which is a middle entry, between super wide and old-school narrow wheels.

_________________
2013 Madone 5, Superfly
2012 SpeedConcept 7, Cobia


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 125
Oh so its internal is 2-3mm wider than usual?

EDIT: also they seem kind of similar in overall design - so you got the 7850,7900, 9000 etc but they all have similar rims

_________________
London2Paris24 2014 Fundraising for Scope UK
Facebook Page for more information and updates!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:07 pm
Posts: 613
Location: The Taint of the USA!
Shimano doesn't take kindly to change, so expect the wheels to go from one generation to another with minimal changes.

_________________
2013 Madone 5, Superfly
2012 SpeedConcept 7, Cobia


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:27 pm
Posts: 10
The rims aren't 23mm wide. They're 23mm tall and measure 21.3 outside, 16 inside.

I also wonder why Shimano or mavic hasn't jumped the wide boat yet. If Archetypes are the new open pro, why dont they make a super open pro?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 125
Heard back from UK Shimano distributor, said 20mm external, 15 internal.

_________________
London2Paris24 2014 Fundraising for Scope UK
Facebook Page for more information and updates!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 12:19 am
Posts: 515
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Switched from 7850 C24 clinchers to DT240/Pacenti/28x DT Revs 2x this season. The benefits of lower pressure/smoother ride/better cornering outweighed the very minor weight penalty, at least for the terrain I'm rolling around in.

Even if Shimano eventually released a carbon-laminate wide rim, the price premium would still make me think twice about giving up these handbuilts.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:42 pm 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], djwalker, Exabot [Bot], llhh, Zoro and 59 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. Campagnolo Bora or lightweight wheelset with wide rims??

in Road

jimborello

4

1283

Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:24 pm

alexaqui View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2014 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Clearance for Wide Rims

in Road

clc2010

2

1000

Sun May 04, 2014 2:46 pm

Juggler View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tubes for 25mm wide rim/25mm tyre

in Road

gordon

8

645

Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:54 pm

gordon View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Shimano RS80-C24 vs Shimano WH-9000-C24

in Road

cyronix

14

14014

Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:34 pm

Twinning View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Shimano 6870 or Shimano 9000?

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

Ahillock

33

3840

Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:48 pm

Stats View the latest post


It is currently Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:18 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