Shimano has introduced a new 30mm-deep 11-spd wheel to its lineup, the entry level WH-RS330.
“This wheel is a balance between rigidity, durability and lightweight and designed for comfort and everyday riding,” says Shimano. “The main characteristics of the wheel are a 30mm high rim, a 2:1 spoke pattern at the rear wheel, cup and cone bearings, oversized alloy nipples and it’s compatible with 10 and 11-speed groupsets.”
The rear wheel has 21 spokes, 14 on the driveside and seven on the non-driveside.
Shimano claim weights of 845g (front) and 1,179g (rear). That's a total of 2,024g.
The wheels are priced at £99.99 (front) and £119.99 rear).
Here's a video explaining Shimano's cup and cone bearing design.
Go to www.shimano.co.uk for more info.
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