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Shimano Wheel Dura Ace C24

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:43 pm
by kimmie
hi guys,

I have another newbie question... the following information was taken from a Shimano Dura Ace C24 wheel specification:

• High lateral rigidity is produced with a 3 mm offset asymmetric rim and wide flange spacing

My n00b question is, what does it mean with 'asymmetric rim'? does it mean one side's shape is different with the other?

sorry for a st00pid n00bs question... :-(

Re: Shimano Wheel Dura Ace C24

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:52 pm
by twizzle
Rear wheel. Because the cassette is so wide, the drive-side spokes are almost vertical and don't provide much lateral stiffness, so they move the spoke holes towards the non-drive side to increase lateral stiffness, and it also evens out the spoke tension. Non-drive side spokes are normally at a lower tension and are more likely to fail from fatigue. Other solutions are to run less spokes or radial spoking or thinner spokes on the non-drive side.


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Re: Shimano Wheel Dura Ace C24

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:07 pm
by kimmie
Thanks twizzle...

so that means, the 'spokes' on the drive-side will have different length then those on the other side? wouldn't that means instead of shaped like a perfectly symetrical flying saucer (seen from a side) with the rim being in the centre (symetric), it shaped *sort of* like an umbrella?

sorry but it still beyond my comprehension how that shape can be useful as a bicycle wheel....


twizzle wrote:Rear wheel. Because the cassette is so wide, the drive-side spokes are almost vertical and don't provide much lateral stiffness, so they move the spoke holes towards the non-drive side to increase lateral stiffness, and it also evens out the spoke tension. Non-drive side spokes are normally at a lower tension and are more likely to fail from fatigue. Other solutions are to run less spokes or radial spoking or thinner spokes on the non-drive side.


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Re: Shimano Wheel Dura Ace C24

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:16 pm
by A_P

Re: Shimano Wheel Dura Ace C24

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:28 am
by kimmie

Re: Shimano Wheel Dura Ace C24

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:23 pm
by biker jk
The drive side and non-drive side spokes are actually the same length (302mm). I presume Shimano builds the left and right hub flanges to ensure the spoke lengths are equal. Probably reduces costs as well.

Re: Shimano Wheel Dura Ace C24

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:11 am
by kimmie
Hi all,

Further question re: this wheel.

How can I convert this wheel as tubeless? Do I need a special tyre too, or can my old tyre (Michelin Pro Race) be used? What sort of things I need to purchase to convert it to tubeless?

Apologise for the n00bs questions.

Thanks heaps.

Re: Shimano Wheel Dura Ace C24

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:34 pm
by twizzle
Find the tubeless thread.


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