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Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset

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Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset
Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset
Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset
Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Wheelset
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Shimano budget-friendly wheelset offers an impressive level of performance.

The R501 wheelset features a 24mm rim depth that's strong and aerodynamic without weighing you down, and a built-in wear indicator lets you know when its time for a replacement. Traditional stainless steel straight gauge spokes with 20/24 front/rear, laced radially and 3x respectively for a great combination of strength, stiffness and style.

The hub design uses trickle down technology from Shimano's high-end groups with a heavy-duty steel axle and ball bearings for easy serviceability. A new seal system delivers reliable all-conditions performance, and sets this model apart from its predecessor, the R500.

700c (15-622mm ISO). Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10 speed compatible. Black rims and spokes with Silver nipples. 1884 grams/wheelset (weighed without included skewers).

Weight: 1986 grams

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Reviewed 10/4/2013
by dlbdata
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Hagerstown, MD
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Not the strongest wheels out there, but a great price.

These wheels will dent easy if you hit a pot hole, etc. I'm only 170 lbs & have had 2 of them that eventually ended up with a dent in the rim using them for normal road riding. But they are cheap so can't really complain.

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Reviewed 9/16/2013
by Wocketman
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Woolwich, ME
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I almost feel guilty

I needed some inexpensive wheels for gravel grinding and training for CX. It is amazing that wheels of ANY level of quality can be put together for only $150, so it's a hard to expect much.

However these are indeed decent wheels and seem to be strong so far. No tuning needed yet after a few hundred miles...I fully expected to be tightening spokes and brought a spoke wrench on early rides. No need.

The only thing I can find that would identify these as cheap wheels are the bearings, which are a little rough-feeling. Not that you would notice while riding, however that is where I'd expect to have problems first. Should be easily serviced though.

By the time that happens, I could just buy another set....,:-)

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Reviewed 7/4/2013
by Anonymous
Kent, WA
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good deal!

Got these for a great price. been riding on them for a few weeks and love them!

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Reviewed 4/26/2013
by Anonymous
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Love these rims.

Was really suprised by the value of these solid wheels.

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Reviewed 4/12/2013
by Anonymous
San Jose, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good wheels for the price

Solid wheelset with a good road feel (won't beat you up like some of the new stiff wheelsets). Using on my daily commuter.

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Reviewed 1/17/2013
by havin'' fun
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Antioch, CA
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
A good upgrade for older bikes or newer ones as well.

I put these rims on a 20 year old Trek 2120,whose frame and three chain rings I really like and it is quite an improvement. Much better braking and overall ride. I changed some other components as well so I and the bike are good for another 20 years!

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Reviewed 11/3/2012
by srmeyer
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Chicago
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11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
Solid wheelset Supersolid value

I bought these wheels to replace the ones on my commuter bike that weren't holding up against the terrain here in Chicago. I'm 6 foot, 218lbs. Besides commuting, my rec. rides are 25-45 miles that avg. 16-17mph. I've put over 800 miles on these wheels so far and they are great! Bike handling and power response improved. They remain true despite some poorly executed curb hops and steep descents into various potholes. They are well made and nicely finished and definitely improved my bike's look. I paid $***** for this wheelset, well packaged and timely shipped. Five stars... A well built inexpensive wheel is a beautiful thing.

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Reviewed 5/4/2012
by Fred
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Good affordable training wheels.

Cheap wheels that are NOT cheaply built and the extra weight will only make you stronger.

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