Shimano RS500 wheelset review

The Shimano RS500 tubeless ready wheels would make a great set of training hoops

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Although they're a bit arduous to accelerate, the Shimano RS500 wheels maintain their rolling speed well and have the added bonus of being tubeless ready.

Reasons to buy
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    Rolling speed

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    Tubeless ready

Reasons to avoid
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    Slow handling

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    Slow acceleration

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New for 2019, the Shimano RS500 wheelset sits neatly in the Shimano Ultegra range and at 24mm deep they're a great depth for winter riding.

It's not just their shallow depth that makes them suitable for long grubby rides, though; the fact they're tubeless ready is a real benefit for those trying to avoid punctures and delays on colder days in the saddle.

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