's Forum Archives - Components

Archive Home >> Components(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )

Shimano WH7701 vs WH6500 and opinions>>(2 posts)

Shimano WH7701 vs WH6500 and opinions>>Flothru
Mar 4, 2002 8:38 PM
I am looking for a light weight but durable set of wheels for racing and training this season. These wheels seem to have a nice aero to weight relationship. Are either of these wheels good everyday wheels? or would I just be throwing my money away. I read reviews of the Dura Ace 7701 model but found no reviews of the Ultegra 6500 set, any feed back would be appriciated. Note: I will be road racing and crit racing and training aroune 100 - 150 miles a week. Any wheels other than Ksyriums for this out there that would be better of better bang for the buck?

Jim C.
re: Shimano WH7701 vs WH6500 and opinions>>weiwentg
Mar 5, 2002 12:35 PM
that's odd. there are dozens of reviews of the WH6500 in RBR's review section. they're there.
the main difference is hub internals and hub weight. I don't own either set, so I can't tell ya how smoothly each one spins.
there are currently two sets of Cane Creek aeroheads on eBay. they have much lighter rims - not as aero, but if you're doing crits and road racing, chances are you should be looking more at light rims than aero (unless you're at the front a hell of a lot). I can attest to their durability, and their hubs are pretty good. they worked out very well in my first race. the rear wheel is toast, but that's no fault of the wheel - I crashed. hard. and they're a very underappreciated wheelset, so you should not have much competition if you decide to bid.