Shimano 105 R561 review

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£149.9

Shimano 105 R561

BikeRadar verdict

90.0 out of 5 stars

"Well made, smooth rolling but lack a little handling precision"

Thursday, February 1, 2007 12.00am By

These sturdy hoops are low on weight and not too high on price. The rims are well finished, laced up with straight pull, stainless, butted and blade section spokes - 16 at the front and 24 at the rear.

The nipples are at the hub to reduce rotating mass at the outside of the wheel. The bearings are loose ball, making for easy servicing and adjustment, and out of the box they are silky smooth. Although these wheels feel a little springy at times, they are big on compliance and comfort. Acceleration is quick, and if they were a little more precise at higher speeds they would be right up there with the very best in this price range. This aside, they're really very good wheels at a reasonable price.

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Specification

Name:
105 R561 Clincher Wheel Set
Brand:
Shimano
Price:
£149.9

MPN:
105R561
Front Spoke Count:
16
Front Wheel Weight:
766
Rear Spoke Count:
24
Rear Wheel Weight:
1064
Rim Size/Diameter:
24
Rims Brand:
Shimano
Available Colours:
Black Silver
Material:
Aluminium
Tyre Type:
clincher
Wheel Size:
700C
Wheel Compatability:
Shimano 10spd Shimano 8spd Shimano 9spd
Bike Compatibility:
Shimano 10spd Shimano 8spd Shimano 9spd SRAM 10spd SRAM 9spd
Brake Compatibility:
Caliper
Front Hub Brand:
Shimano
Front Wheel Axle Length:
100
No of Holes (Front):
16
No of Holes (Rear):
24
Rear Hub Brand:
Shimano
Rear Wheel Axle Length:
130

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