Shimano WH-7801-SL wheelsets - clincher

4.62/5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $979.00

Product Description

  • Lighter weight Scandium alloy rims
  • Both road tubeless and regular tube and tire compatible
  • 24mm profile rims
  • Rear offset rim with wider flange
  • Weight: Front 650g, Rear 870g
  • 16 butted and bladed spokes front, 20 rear

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Filippo a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: September 30, 2013

    Strengths:    Weight,price,smoothness, comfort, resistance to stress,ease to drive

    Weaknesses:    Difficulty to find spare parts, and little stiffness

    Bottom Line:   
    Very good wheels for training and for races with a lot of climbs. Recommended.

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    Purchased At:   Private

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by youngt2 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: October 30, 2009

    Strengths:    Run them a little soft ( 100lbs) & they feel plush.Rolling reststnce has been redusd by design.-they say- 1000 miles no wear so far. The wheels themselves are bomb proof.

    Weaknesses:    Air will seep along the rim without slime & some hassles with tubes are replaced with other hassles without tubes & So far only one mnufctr I can find.

    Bottom Line:   
    I 'stole' a Scott full carbon for $3000 Cdn with full dure-ace 10spd & these wheels. He had Michln Karbns with tubes on her(didn't trust the technology)After 5-6 rides I searched out the Hutchn fushn 2's & made the switch.VERYNICE! But not perfect. You still needs Stans Slime or air will seep.The stems need to be finger tightened regularly too (or more seep through the tiny vent holes in the rims.10 miles out a flat is a flat whether tubed or not& while riding flat may not hurt the tire(as the ads say) it still feels awful tough on the rim.

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    Favorite Ride:   Escarpment @ west end of Lake Ontario

    Purchased At:   On a used bike I bou

    Similar Products Used:   Tubulars with Glue?-fuggeddabuddet- Areo wheels are suicide in a cross wind with traffic. No other tubless tire mftcr

    Bike Setup:   Full Carbon Scott with aero bars & Mavic Helliums as switch out wheels. It's amazing how different wheels can change the ride of a bike.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by MerckxAXM a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: March 18, 2009

    Strengths:    True do-it-all wheel, Shimano build quality and reliability, tubeless system works well.

    Weaknesses:    Incompatible with traditional tires.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is one of the best set of wheels I've ridden. The weight is light enough to climb well and accelerate quickly. The rim profile and low spoke count make the wheels fairly aerodynamic at higher speeds. Significant flex is not detectable under hard acceleration. There are about 1000 miles on the wheelset at this point with no truing needed or mechanical issues so far. If you buy these wheels, plan on using the tubeless system. As some other reviewers have described, traditional tires are virtually impossible to mount successfully. I found Michelin Pro3's will mount only with extreme difficulty and multiple pinched tubes. Hutchison tubeless tire mount easily and have been trouble free.

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    Favorite Ride:   Wintergreen, Virginia

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Cosmic Carbone, Mavic Open Pro, Rolf Vector Pro

    Bike Setup:   Eddie Merckx AXM, Dura-Ace 7800

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tanderso a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: January 10, 2009

    Strengths:    Very light for clinchers and especially for the money.

    Weaknesses:    Metal shavings off the rear brake, slight flexing under heavy load.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great lightweight and stiff wheels for the money. They roll very smooth and accelerate fast. I am very happy overall with these wheels. I have had a problem with some metal shavings comming off the rear braking surface and getting tangled in the rear brakes once or twice. It doesn't seem to be a common problem and isn't serious just annoying when it happens. Also when climbing out of the saddle I have had some brake rub (180lbs.) but only on very steep climbs while under heavy load.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anything without wind

    Price Paid:    $599.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Bike Setup:   07' Giant TCR A1, 105.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by SwiftSolo a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: June 13, 2008

    Strengths:    no flats and they stay true

    Weaknesses:    expensive and only one tire maker to date

    Bottom Line:   

    This is a follow up to a review I wrote about 9 months ago.

    I Have a year on these and am miffed by how few people are using them. They are in a completely different league than tube type clinchers and tires. I never have flats while riding and have had only one or two slow leak (overnight) flats in 2000 miles. I was averaging a flat every 300 miles before as I ride quite a lot on a paved trail that delinquents like to break glass on.

    I don't understand why anyone would buy these wheels and use tubed tires. From what I understand, they are very difficult to mount. The tubless tires are fast and easy and you have no worries about pinching the tube. This is before you consider that the tubeless tires have a Kevlar belt on the entire tire (the reason that flats are very rare).

    I will never go back to tubed tires and plan to use these wheels on a new Tarmac when the new Dura Ace comes out.


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    Favorite Ride:   anything on Mt Rainier

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   Green Lake

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Sl's

    Bike Setup:   Tarmac-Dura Ace

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