Shimano WH-7850-C24-CL wheelsets - clincher

4.62/5 (21 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Patent Pending Shimano construction for a new level of carbon-alloy strength/weight
  • New titanium freehub body w/quick engagement
  • New wider flange hub and offset rim for rigidity and increased power transmission
  • Shimano quality proven angular contact bearings with oversize 7075 alloy axles
  • Rim wear indicator allows safe detection of worn rim
  • Weight : 1,370g (pair)

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

    Date Reviewed: April 14, 2014

    Strengths:    durability combined with light weight- pretty sure there is nothing else out there as durable at this weight point

    Weaknesses:    not cheap- you get what you pay for. I have around 8-10,000 recreational miles on them and I do not see any significant wear on the aluminum strips( they have a wear indicator)- but suspect that will govern lifespan.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have not regrets- I hate a nondurable part on my bikes and these wheels are holding up great. They appear to be a little quicker than my old Bontrager Race X-lites( those lasted 35,000 miles), and I think just a little smoother too. Worth the money if you ride long miles.

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    Favorite Ride:   Cycle Oregon

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race X-Lites, Mavic Open Pro 's

    Bike Setup:   Seven Aerios

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Hicks

    Date Reviewed: September 28, 2012

    Strengths:    Light, smooth, confidence on downhill

    Weaknesses:    Rear wheel often out of true

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought an entry level CAAD8 and rode it for a year with the original cheap wheels. After changing to C24's it was like a revelation: enlightenment and joy. Because I know nothing else, I have up with the wheel truing problem, and after getting tired of taking to the LBS, I got handy with the spoke wrenches. Finally a few months ago, I just tried tightening up all the the spokes on the rear tire about 50%. After that the problem subsided greatly; I now just do a minor re-tune every 2000 km or so, a few times a year.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Eric Hermosura a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: April 26, 2012

    Strengths:    Light, takes out road vibration, bombproof as far as "light" wheel sets go.

    Weaknesses:    Price, but if you're buying these you know what you're getting with durability and dependability.

    Bottom Line:   
    As bombproof a light wheel can get. I'm 165 lbs. and these have remained true even with going downhill and blasting a pot hole that made my tires/tube blow out. I've been on these for close to 2 years and have not had a problem with them. Pretty stiff and does a fair job of taking out road vibration, it helps that I ride a Cervelo R3. I'm on the road 3-6 days a week and these are my standard wheels. If you buy'em you might as well use them. If you ride these for a long time you forget how nice they ride, until you swap these wheels out. These make you smile when you go on a ride.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anything I walk away from

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Easton EA90, Shimano C50, Neuvation R28

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

    Date Reviewed: March 26, 2012

    Strengths:    Light, great value, solid feel on twisty descents, Aluminium braking surface, quality Dura Ace hubs and free-wheel body, quiet free-wheel body, seem to roll fast, holding up well under lots of rough use

    Weaknesses:    If you want a cushy ride there may be more suitable wheels out there

    Bottom Line:   
    I have put about 8000km on these wheels and have grown to love them. They remain as true as when I bought them. They are light but very solid to descend on so they make a great climbing wheels. Hubs and free-wheel body are outstanding Dura Ace quality. I much prefer the Al braking surface to carbon fibre, especially for long descents.

    I found they transmitted a bit more road shock than my previous Ksyrium SL's but it felt like they rolled faster

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    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   Chain Reaction in UK

    Similar Products Used:   Ksyrium SL

    Bike Setup:   Merlin XL, Dura-Ace 7900. Weight 160lbs

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

    Date Reviewed: December 31, 2011

    Strengths:    Light, strong, true and dollar for dollar best value wheels that have I ridden.

    Weaknesses:    Still waiting

    Bottom Line:   
    I am 75kg and ride 4000km per year - all sealed roads but with usual debris, glass, speed humps, kerbs etc. Either Michelin Prorace 3s and Conti GP4000s used. No broken spokes unlike my Eastons. Good braking. Occasional groan when accelerating from slow speeds.

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    Favorite Ride:   Around the river

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Easton EA70
    Easton EA90SLX
    Mavic Aksium
    American Classic

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD9
    SRAM Force

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