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Shimano R500 Wheelset

Shimano

R500 Wheelset

Model # (WH-R500)
$199.99
pair
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3.5 stars
 (4 Reviews)
 

Shimano R500 Wheelset

When high quality and big value join together, everybody wins. They boast the same race-ready technology as their high-end siblings, just with a privateer's price tag. Things like the durability, stiffness, ride quality and smoothness that Shimano is well known for. They are compatible with 8, 9, or 10-speed cassettes so they're perfect as a training wheel for your race bike or as an do-it-all wheel for your everyday bike.

 
Specification Description
Size(s) 700c
Model Clincher
Rim Material Aluminum
Hub(s) Steel
Spokes (Front/Rear) Stainless-steel
Holes (Front/Rear) 20/24
Nipples Aluminum
Axle(s) Steel
Skewer(s) Quick-release
Weight (Front/Rear) 822/1078 grams
Lacing (Front/Rear) Front: radial; Rear: Drive side: radial; non-drive side: 2-cross
Cassette Compatibility Shimano 8,9,10-speed (cassette sold separately)

* Subject to change without notice.

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3.5 stars

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Cheap  (2)
  • Stays True  (2)
  • Well Built  (2)
  • Durable 
  • Good Breaking Surface 

Cons

  • Heavy  (3)
  • Needs Truing 

Best Uses

  • None 
  • All around use 

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4.0

Shimano R500 wheels

By cyclerama

from Rio Rico, Az

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Good Breaking Surface
  • Well Built
  • Stays True

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      These wheels came stock with my 2007 Schwinn Fastback Comp that I purchased new in March of 2008. I have over 7,200 miles on them. When they had 1200 miles on them the rear wheel broke a spoke about a month before an event. Not wanting to take a chance, I had better quality rear spokes installed. The front wheel still has the original spokes. Just this week the rear wheel has developed two cracks, but look at all the mileage on them. I go up and down hills with sharp dips, raced in the last four Tours of Tucson, three Cochise Classics and attend group rides very, very often. I think these are very good wheels for the price you pay and last reasonably well. When I bought the bike I was about 210 pounds. That may have had something to do witth the rear spoke breaking.

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      4.0

      I guess I'm lucky

      By JR

      from Williamson N.Y.

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Stays True
      • Well Built
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • All around use

      Comments:

      These wheels came on my Bianchi Via Nirone 7. I was planning on upgrading when they wear out. 2 years and 7500 miles later they still work fine. I cant recall them coming out of true once, I may have tightend a spoke or two over the miles. I love Shimano hubs because the bearings are ball bearings and easily serviced. I tear em apart a couple times a year and grease them, takes all of about 30min. Im about 185 lbs and ride rough roads in upstate New York. In fact the wheels outlasted the frame which broke this year.(warranty covered it)

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      3.0

      Acceptable quality

      By Andrew

      from High Desert

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Cheap

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Needs Truing

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        Had a set come on a CAAD9-6 that I can't seem to keep true. After 40 miles it was out a bit and had to get it fixed. 80 miles later - same problem. My Mavic CXP22/Cannondale hub rims that came on my CAAD9-7 never went out of true in the 3,500 miles I had them (until the crash). I will be replacing these for sure in the near future. They are not befitting the ability of a CAAD9, not even really for training. I will, however, be keeping them as my rough road rim when I travel.

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        3.0

        Shimano Drops the ball on these

        By Bob

        from Wilkes Barre, PA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Cheap

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments:

        These wheelsets came on my son's Pinerello FP3 105. My son is 135 lbs and a strong rider. The bike was used for 3 months and less than 500 miles of road riding and the "freehub" suffered a bearing failure. When was the last time anyone had a failure of a "freehub" and at this low milage? Look elsewhere...

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