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Anyone have the Shimano Dura Ace Wheels(5 posts)

Anyone have the Shimano Dura Ace Wheelslotterypick
Oct 1, 2003 9:48 AM
I've got them and my Axial Pros are extremely difficult to take off. Everyones had difficulty. My super rider friends, the premo bike shop buys etc.

Since rim/tire combos are apparently the key. Meaning, some tires and rims jsut are a tight fit.

I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for the tire that's good for my fast group rides.

For the commute I'll change it out with the Armadillos.

Is it bad to take off and remove tires repeatedly. I'd be doing it every week. Thanks
Oct 1, 2003 1:06 PM
I recently made a post similar to this. You want difficult, try getting GP3's on and off.

It is very frustrating at how difficult it really is with the 7701's.

I just purchased Hutchinson Carbons, hopefully they are a little easier to get on and off. Most of my buddies told me the Axial Pro's were easier to take off. Maybe you don't know how lucky you are.

Vredestein Fortezza Roadlotterypick
Oct 1, 2003 1:21 PM
I'm going to try these. Getting it today so I'll let you know who it goes on.

One of the main complaints, and all the tires have the same complaints from different people (so it doesn't matter which good tire you choose) is that these are easy, maybe too easy to put on.

If that's true on normal rims, maybe on ours it will be just right. I'll let you know next week, since my ride for it will be on Saturday.

I'm using an AMarmadillo on my 5500 for commutes since a flat is a giant time killer and I'm riding solo so speeds not the issue. I need bullet proof.
re: Anyone have the Shimano Dura Ace Wheelsaljue
Oct 1, 2003 9:50 PM
OH MY GOD...not only are Shimano wheels a pain to put on, they flat easily too!! I had them for 2 dreadful years, and although, they are clearly aerodynamic on the flats, they are a pain everywhere else. Shedding a couple seconds off of your time is a small tradeoff for the endless flats I get on the rear. Despite what everyone else says, it has nothing to do with the tire or rim...but it is the simple fact that because they are hard to put in the tires/tubes that the tire levers pinch the tube into the tire. Catastrophe! But there's nothing else you can do because you can't put them in by hand. SO it isn't the insertion of the tire that's the pain, it's the numerous flats that you will encounter! I want to buy Ksyriums...I hope they don't have that deep dish rim problem.

re: Anyone have the Shimano Dura Ace Wheelsaljue
Oct 1, 2003 9:56 PM
There's also a reason why Shimano is phasing out their current Dura Ace Wheels with the WH7800. The front will still have 16 spokes in the front BUT 20 in the rear. The rear has been a disaster for me. I wonder if they're still hard to put tires on though.