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Shimano wide rim (19mm int +) clinchers on the horizon?

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 8:15 pm
by Valy
Hi all, have there been any rumours or news about Shimano properly updating their clincher rim brake wheels with wider internal rims?

I've drooled over the wider clinchers for disk brakes but.. I have rim brakes.

Some updated C40s with 19mm+ internal would be sick!

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Re: Shimano wide rim (19mm int +) clinchers on the horizon?

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 8:49 pm
by pdlpsher1
I haven't heard anything. What's wrong with your Hed Ardennes? They are great wheels. Hed also has the Jet40 which gives you aero qualities plus 21mm internal width for a reasonable price.

Re: Shimano wide rim (19mm int +) clinchers on the horizon?

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 8:49 pm
by Weenie

Re: Shimano wide rim (19mm int +) clinchers on the horizon?

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:00 pm
by Valy
pdlpsher1 wrote:I haven't heard anything. What's wrong with your Hed Ardennes? They are great wheels. Hed also has the Jet40 which gives you aero qualities plus 21mm internal width for a reasonable price.
Ah they just feel unreasonably heavy. When out of the saddle it feels like a lot of inertia has to be overcome. I'm still playing around with pressures though and don't know if this is a side effect of the smoother rider they offer and it only feels that way, when they could be accelerating the same way as 6800 Ultegra wheels for example.

I do intend to keep them, they just felt different to what I was expecting in terms of reactivity. Whereas Shimano wheels I rode (RS11 and 6800) felt very sprightly and laterally taught, even at their relatively high weights. (responsive)

Re: Shimano wide rim (19mm int +) clinchers on the horizon?

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:45 pm
by bm0p700f
You see weight has nowt to do with how a wheel feels.

Re: Shimano wide rim (19mm int +) clinchers on the horizon?

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 10:26 pm
by Valy
bm0p700f wrote:You see weight has nowt to do with how a wheel feels.
Absolutely) The RS11 wheelset really converted me in that sense.