Shimano WH-R550 wheelsets - clincher

3.5/5 (38 Reviews)
MSRP : $289.00

Product Description

  • Economical price point.
  • 8, 9 & 10-speed compatible
  • Stainless Steel Spokes
  • Weight:1845g (pair)

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Doug

    Date Reviewed: July 4, 2012

    Strengths:    STRONG and they stay true. I used these for 3 years and they were perfectly true. I am very hard on wheels so this says a lot. I now have Mavic Kysrium Elites and really, I do not think they are better except for the fact they have sealed bearings and no rim strip

    Weaknesses:    non sealed bearings

    Bottom Line:   
    I got them on sale and they were the best bargain ever

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

    Date Reviewed: December 28, 2011

    Strengths:    Nice looking, fast and aero (better than ksyrium!), cheap!

    Weaknesses:    Mass, bad lateral stiffnes!

    Bottom Line:   
    Nice looking wheels, prety fast hub, weight is little bit high, nipples near hub reduces momentum, aero dynamic wheel (aero spokes and rim, spokes are stiff but wheel not, it has huge lateral movement!!!

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    Favorite Ride:   Canyon F8

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Local dealer

    Similar Products Used:   Aksyum, cxp 30, ultegra, helium, bon race lite, bon select etc...

    Bike Setup:   Canyon F8, FSA SLK, Ultegra 6600, SLR, Syntace, WHR5500

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Timmie Smet a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 22, 2010

    Strengths:    Classic design, lightweights

    Weaknesses:    some little defects about spokes, stickers at the outside of the rim come loose very easily

    Bottom Line:   
    I am riding the shimano wheels for about 15000 kilometers now, and mostly, they behave well. The last few months however, I experienced two similar failures in the rear wheel: both times, a spoke came loose which caused the wheel to lose its straight shape. Basically, by losing a spoke, the wheel periodically hit the rear frame fork.

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    Favorite Ride:   Merckx

    Price Paid:    $1300.00

    Purchased At:   Holland

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Musgrave a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2010

    Strengths:    Nice looking;
    Low spoke count;
    stayed true; and
    good price point.

    Weaknesses:    Hubs set up from factory are not set up properly which then scores and ruins hubs;
    Crummy decals;
    Flex in rims.

    Bottom Line:   
    These are a sharp looking set, and have lasted pretty good. The held up to my weight (250 pounds), however there was quite a bit flex. The hubs needed to be rebuilt 3 times, as when they came from the factory they were over tightened which screwed them up royally. I should have checked. If you get these wheel sets, make sure you check the hubs for tighness

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    Favorite Ride:   Cannondale R700

    Price Paid:    $1800.00

    Purchased At:   RVC in Edmonton

    Similar Products Used:   Only set of wheel I've used, which I thought were awesome, until I tried a set of Mavics.

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale R700 w/ Ultegra

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

    Date Reviewed: June 23, 2009

    Strengths:    Aero/Looks
    Light enough for pricepoint

    Weaknesses:    None yet

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased these wheels used after reading lots of these reviews and I must say, I'm really happy. Sure, looks are there, but the wheel is smooth, relatively light for the price, and seems to be very stiff. I'm a big boy @225lbs and they handle my weight really well.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anywhere paved

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager

    Bike Setup:   Look Carbon KG121, 105/FSA Gossamer, Tektro brakes

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