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Shimano Dura-Ace WH-R9270-C36-TL Wheelset

With the release of the impressive Dura-Ace R9200-series component range Shimano also updated and redesigned their Dura-Ace and Ultegra wheelsets. For true road and allroad wheels, a new full carbon wider rim shape available was developed in three depths to modernize the line and deliver better aerodynamic overall performance while delivering superior tubeless ready capability. The rims are lighter, reducing rotational weight, and Shimano's superior hub technologies have been tapped into for their comprehensive strength, precision machining, and complete serviceability. The 360 degree Direct Engagement freehub system maximizes power transfer to create sure and immediate response from pedal input, while the superior design and build quality of the wheel overall ensures top of the class efficiency. It is important to know that theses Dura-Ace wheels are equipped with a Shimano road-specific freehub body that will only work with Shimano road 12-speed cassettes. Ultegra-level wheels will have an 11-speed version which is forward compatible with 12-speed cassettes.

The shallowest version of the rim is the 36mm R9270-C36-TL, a 1350 gram wheelset optimized for climbing and descending hills or mountains. The D2 rim shape design reduces drag better than competitors at yaw angles ranging from 0 to 15 degrees. It features a 21mm internal rim width complemented by a 28mm external width that matches exceptionally well aerodynamically with 26-30mm tires, but is capable of carrying 25-32mm options safely. Control comes the Shimano-developed Center Lock disc brake rotor mount that is now ubiquitous throughout road and gravel cycling. If you live in hilly or mountainous areas, love to climb and descend, the C36 is a high performing disc brake wheelset option in a very strong, competitive class.

Features

  • Lightweight tubeless/clincher carbon wheelset with 36mm depth optimal for climbing, descending, rolling hills
  • Shimano's Science of Speed: wheel performance dictated by aerodynamics, rigidity and weight
  • Drive rigidity has improved by 63% on C36 versus R9100 series C40
  • Energy required for acceleration has been reduced by 12% (8w) on C36
  • D2 rim shape design reduces drag better than competitors at yaw angles ranging from 0 to 15 degrees
  • Rim design also boosts lateral wheel stiffness and offers improved vertical compliance for increased control, comfort and durability
  • C36 rim is lighter, along with overall wheelset weight, for less rotational weight- allowing it to spin up faster with less effort
  • Rim details: Full carbon, 36mm profile, 21mm IRW, 28mm ERW, Hooked clincher/tubeless interface
  • Tire size range: 700x25-32mm
  • Hubset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9270 12mm TA CL Disc; straightpull flanges, oversized anodized aluminum axles, Contact seals, Angular Contact, loose ball stainless steel bearings; CBN finish cup/cone; fully serviceable
  • Rear hub features Shimano's new HG12-L2 Road spline aluminum freehub / Compatible only with Shimano road 12-speed cassettes
  • Direct Engagement means 360° engagement between outer ratchet and hub ratchet means constant connection with low freewheeling friction that is relatively quiet
  • Front / Rear Spokes/Lacing: 24 stainless steel straightpull spokes, 14 gauge, bladed/butted, external alloy nipples (3.4mm tool), 1:1 lacing Front, / 2:1 OPTBAL lacing Rear
  • Included: tubeless rim tape & valves (installed), TL-WHR92 spoke nipple tool
  • Disc interface: Center Lock
  • Hub thru-axle / spacing: Front 12/100 mm, Rear 12/142 mm
  • Freehub: HG12-R (for Shimano 12-speed road cassettes only)
  • Color: Series Black
  • Weight: 1350 grams (Front 620g, Rear 730g | listed)