Shimano rolled out six new 11-speed compatible wheels for its 2014 line, from the 1,110g C24 tubular wheelset to the more affordable RS31. And soon even the third-tier 105 group will have carbon fiber pedals like the Ultegra and Dura-Ace lines above.
While the Japanese component giant has not yet released full information, here are the details we know on the forthcoming wheels.
The c24 will soon be available in a tubular option: the c24 will soon be available in a tubular option Courtesy
A claimed 1,100g for the set of C24 tubulars
Last May Shimano introduced six 11-speed wheelsets: the C24, C35, C50 and C75 Dura-Ace models, plus two mid-range options, the RS61 and RS21. However the C24 introduced then was a 1,375g carbon/alloy clincher. The new C24 tubular, however, will weigh a scant 1,110g for the set, Shimano claims. You can read more about the already introduced C series wheels here.
Further down the line, there will be three new WH-RS81 series wheelsets with Dura-Ace rims, in 24, 35 and 50mm carbon/alloy options. Finally, two more RS series wheels will join the RS21 and RS61 wheels: the RS31 is a 30mm aluminum clincher and the RS11 a durable aluminum clincher wheel.
All the Shimano 11-speed wheels are reverse-compatible with 8-, 9-, or 10-speed cassettes.
Shimano 105 pedal, in carbon for 2014 : shimano 105 pedal, in carbon for 2014 Courtesy
Even 105 will get a carbon fiber pedal body for 2014
As for the carbon 105 SPD-SL pedal, no information was released beyond the picture above.
Prices were not released for any of the 2014 gear.
The rs81 with dura-ace level c50 carbon/alloy rim: the rs81 with dura-ace level c50 carbon/alloy rim Courtesy
The RS81 with Dura-Ace-level C50 carbon/alloy rim