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Unveiled: Shimano Aero Wheels Get Serious

Unveiled: Shimano Aero Wheels Get Serious

Shimano C75, their first super-deep aero wheel that isn't pros-only, featuring a broad rim design to improve aero performance. Shimano joins the age of broad aero wheels with new versions of the C50 and C75. Japanese component giant Shimano isn’t known for quickly developing products, but when an item passes through the engineering department, it is almost always ready for the big time. Many wheel companies have developed aero wheels with wide rims based on the design pioneered by Hed Cycling and Zipp, but Shimano has lagged behind, until now. The deepest wheels they currently offer top out at 50mm—short by today’s standards—and they have an outdated narrow, straight-walled rim design. Pro athletes had access to the C75, a 75mm carbon tubular wheel, but that product was never available to regular riders. After a fairly long wait, Shimano has solved all of those problems. C...

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/05/photos/unveiled-s...

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