But then if you're going to spend this sort of money then you probably also have the budget to spend a bit more on a wheelset that's more likely to bring out the best in the groupset.
11 speed compatible
By Mike Hawkins
These new carbon laminate wheels from Shimano are the first of the 11-speed generation.
Packed full of updates, they set out to offer everyday reliability with a level of race-day performance, (although I'm not sure the two can really be reconciled when you're talking about Dura-Ace).
A 35mm deep carbon laminate rim is as successful as ever; giving the carbon look everyone wants without sacrificing brake performance and still gives a lively feel to the ride.
The rear hub is, of course, a 131mm version to allow the wider cassette to be fitted to the titanium freehub and accommodate that extra sprocket. To ensure rigidity the flanges are extra wide and a new OptBal spoking system is used.
So where does that all take us? The C35-CL is definitely a (small) step forward and remains a worthy wheel to use on a 9000 groupset.
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