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Shimano WHR 535 wheelset(3 posts)

Shimano WHR 535 wheelsetbeanman8
Apr 2, 2001 5:08 AM
Does anyone have any experience with these wheels? I can't seem to find a review of them anywhere!
One bad reviewJay
Apr 2, 2001 1:36 PM
Just got back from a week of training in South Carolina where one of the guys brought a set of the 535 wheels. First day using them, the tire blew off the rim (front I think) with only 110 psi, and this guy weighs 130 lbs. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt. Back at the hotel, after taking some ribbing about not putting the tire on properly, he puts on another tube and tire, pumps it up to 110 and within a minute it pops off again! Bad Omen. Rider goes back to his other wheelset and sums up the 535s as a good-looking but heavy wheelset that has problems holding a tire. He's sending them back, FWIW.
One bad review5ive
Apr 8, 2001 4:57 PM
These wheelset came standard on my '01 Bianchi Talladega. I have to agree with the previous post. They are great looking (especially if you take off those stickers) but they are quite heavy and do not feel responsive. They appear aero but do not perform well on windy days in my experience. I would recommend people to stay away from these wheels.