Whenever Shimano launches a new group set, alongside it there’s usually a new set of wheels that complements the range. Back when the latest Dura-Ace R9100-series got released to the public, the same happened, with a range of Dura-Ace branded hoops also on the menu.
Naturally, it wasn’t just one wheelset, but a range to suit various uses. Three depths – 24, 40 and 60mm – and clincher and tubular formats were launched, all with rim braking to meet the needs of Dura-Ace R9100 and R9150 users. Disc brake-sporting R9120 and R9170 riders got tubular and tubeless-ready clincher C40s and C60s – but no C24s.
Let’s keep things focussed though: here we have the shallowest of the rim brake wheels on test, the C24s, in the clincher format that’s going to be relevant to most riders (and, to be honest, most pro riders when they’re out on their training rides).