Preview: Shimano GRX Carbon Gravel Wheels – “For gravel riding, racing, & exploration”

shimano grx carbon gravel wheelset review

“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.

shimano grx carbon gravel wheelset review

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.”

shimano grx carbon gravel wheel review

“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.”

shimano grx carbon gravel wheel review

“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.”

shimano grx carbon gravel wheel review

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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shimano grx carbon gravel wheel review

shimano grx carbon gravel wheel review

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shimano grx carbon gravel wheelset review
24 straight pull spokes

shimano grx carbon gravel wheelset review

shimano grx carbon gravel wheel review

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