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Anybody own Dura Ace Wheels(4 posts)

Anybody own Dura Ace Wheelsconway
May 28, 2002 1:14 PM
IF so why are they not more popular and are they any good?
re: Anybody own Dura Ace Wheelsroadmeister
May 28, 2002 6:40 PM
I purchased the WH-7700 wheels in early 2000, very light
and cornered very well (a bit flexy with considerable
brake pad rub, though). They developed small cracks in the rim after 2 years and 6,000 miles, so I sent them back to
Shimano and surprise!, they sent me new 2002 WH-7701 wheels
absolutely free! I have not yet mounted these wheels, but
can see a few minor improvements by looking at them. If
they solved the flex problem, and continue their good
customer service, I can recommend them, as they were very
light and fast on the road. Hope this helps...........
re: Anybody own Dura Ace WheelsWoof
May 29, 2002 6:28 AM
I picked them up and they felt pretty light actually. Low spoke count must also be helpful in terms of aerodynamics.

the problem is that they are probably expensive and you'd be phucked if you broke a spoke.


Woof the door
re: Anybody own Dura Ace WheelsMootsie
May 29, 2002 7:18 PM
I bought a pair about two weeks ago. Granted not a long time to test, but I was pleasantly surprised. I am a life long Open Pro/Dura Ace rider and the 7701's blew me away. All the talk of less laterally stiffness, verticle compliance and acting like sails in the wind is very over rated. I have ridden them in the Rocky Mountains outside of Denver and have had nothing but unadultrated joy with these wheels. If you can get a deal on them (I bought mine on ebay), buy 'em and enjoy.