Color: Carbon fiber/aluminum
The RS81 series of clincher wheels are designed around a 20.8mm wide carbon-crowned rim with machined aluminum braking tracks. This construction reduces rotational weight while improving braking performance in wet conditions. The rims reduce high-frequency vibration, and an offset rear spoke bed adds to the wheel's lateral strength. 16-spoke radial front lacing keeps the RS81 C24's slippery in windy conditions, while 20-spoke 2-cross rear wheel lacing soaks up impacts better. Shimano's straight-pull spokes eliminate the j-bend at the hub for added durability in an otherwise weak point. The RS81's hubs get Shimano's Digital Bearing adjustment for low drag and long service life. Oversized 7075 aluminum axles reduce weight further and reduce stress on bearings. The cassette carrier body will accept a Shimano or SRAM 11-speed cassette, but will also accept 10-, 9- and 8-speed cassette with appropriate spacers. Weighing only 1504 per pair, the RS81 C24's are an excellent addition to the bicycles of triathletes, road racers and century riders alike.
A set of Shimano quick-release skewers are provided with this wheelset. This wheelset will accept Presta-style inner tubes only.
|Gender||Mens + Womans|
|Features||Light weight, clincher rim, carbon-crowned aluminum rim, machined braking tracks, radial spoke lacing, bladed spokes, Digital Bearing adjustment, 7075 aluminum axles, quick release skewers|