“Designed for the specific demands of gravel riding, racing, and exploration, Shimano’s new GRX carbon tubeless gravel wheels bring lightweight, reliable performance in a modern gravel wheel package. Whether your preferred riding terrain is fast gravel roads, smooth, serpentine singletrack, or bushwhacking along old goat paths, these lively tubeless-ready wheels deliver the key performance features necessary to assure a great day on the bike.” – https://gravel.shimano.com
Shimano GRX Carbon Wheelset Preview Video
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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew provides a quick preview of Shimano’s GRX Carbon Gravel Wheels. Later, a comprehensive review of the wheels including a deep dive into the tech inside them, and the real-world riding experience.
Continued from Above:
“Shimano’s lightweight GRX carbon wheelset weighs in at just 1,461 grams and features a shallow 32-millimeter rim height for faster acceleration and climbing whether on steady mountain climbs or the endlessly rolling terrain. The shallower rim depth also ensures better control in heavy cross winds, a scenario so common on long rides.”
“Featuring Shimano’s ultra-reliable cup-and-cone ball bearing hubs, the GRX carbon gravel wheels deliver quick engagement and a lively feel on all riding surfaces. Whether you’re fighting to stay on a wheel during a hectic gravel race start or challenging your riding pals to a town line sprint, the RX870 wheels immediately jump into action.”
“The GRX carbon rim width is a fully modern 30-millimeter external and 25-millimeter internal, making these wheels suitable for tires from 32-millimeters wide all the way up to 50-millimeters. And the stealth black full-carbon rims are laced with 24 spokes front and rear to maximize strength and reliability no matter how far down the road less traveled your adventures take you.”
WH-RX870-TL Wheelset Specifications
- Lightweight carbon gravel wheels for riding and racing
- Designed for 32-50mm tire widths
- 25mm internal and 30mm external rim widths
- Rim Height: 32mm
- Cup-and-cone ball bearing hubs
- 24 spoke count
- Weight: front wheel 639g, rear wheel 822g, total weight of 1,461 grams
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Links of Interest:
- Shimano GRX Mechanical 1x & 2x Long Term Review
- Shimano GRX Di2 2x/1x Long Term Review
- Gravel Cyclist’s Route Library
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