Not sure if I should post this in the Shimano forum but anyone ridden both the 7850 C24 Tubeless as well as the 7850 SL Tubeless? Thinking of getting some Shimano Dura Ace Wheels just not sure if its worth to go to the carbon laminates or not? Pros vs Cons?
I own the SL's, I've ridden the C24 TL's once on a friend's bike so that doesn't really count, but for what it's worth... The mechanic at the bike shop who is an avid road biker said he used to own a set of both of these wheels, at the same time. I found this out while talking to him as he helped me put on a Fusion 3 tire when I first got the wheels. He said that he loved both sets of wheels and ended up selling the C24 TL's because he had such a hard time telling the difference between the two. Hope this at least helps you out a bit.
I tested both before buying, I went with the SL due to several reasons - price, strength, durability. The price is lesser for the SL, the rim is all aluminum with scandium added for strength, and there is not a carbon laminate over a thinner aluminum rim without scandium. The weight difference is less than 100 grams and no risk of delamination of the carbon.
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