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Carbon speed meets serious stability.
If you want stable, aerodynamic ride quality from Shimano’s Dura-Ace wheel lineup, the C35 Carbon Clincher Wheelset is for you. The C35’s weight is centered at the hubs to reduce rim and rotational weight. Combined with the aerodynamic 35mm rim depth, this wheelset gets up to speed faster than others and requires less effort to stay there. Shimano’s angular contact bearings have a unique shape that allows them to be pushed as far outboard as possible.
This makes the wheels capable of holding higher spoke tensions for a more agreeable ride quality. The C35 features Shimano’s widest hub flanges ever, drastically increasing torsional and lateral rigidity, and guaranteeing maximum power transfer to your wheels. This Carbon Wheelset gets Shimano’s OptBal 2:1 spoke lacing pattern. When examining spoke pull at the rear wheel, you'll notice that, under load, the non-drive side spokes pull twice as hard against the drive side spokes. So, Shimano changed the ratio of spokes between the sides. Now, the rear drive side features 21, three-cross stainless steel spokes, while the non-drive side has 7 radial laced spokes. This shift in the spoke ratio creates a perfect balance while force is being applied.
The wheels still use just as many driving spokes as a 28-hole wheel, but with greater efficiency, balance, and weight savings. And to support this new system, the C35 uses an offset rim to reduce severity of the spoke angle on the drive side to increase lateral rigidity. The C35 wheelset uses ultra-stiff, oversized A7075 alloy axles and a quick-engaging titanium freehub body for even more efficiency. For braking, the wheels feature an aluminum brake track for a predictable stopping power that won't overheat the rim. Altogether, each component of the wheel has been designed as a symbiotic system for the ultimate in aerodynamics, efficiency, and pure speed.
- 100% hand-built with Shimano's own carbon laminate construction
- Aerodynamic 35mm rim depth
- Shimano’s angular contact bearings
- Wide hub flanges
- OptBal 2:1 spoke lacing pattern
- Offset rim
- Aluminum brake track
- C35's titanium freehub body compatible with Dura-Ace 9000 11-speed cassette
- Item #SHI0629
- Q & A
Outdated, Overpriced and Unnecessary
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Outdated because wider rims (23-25mm) have been the trend since HED introduced them over ten years ago! Overpriced because I can get a wheel built with the same hubs using an A Force 33 or Kinlin rim about the same depth. Unnecessary because it is between the now-common 30mm alloy wheel and a lower-tier 45mm carbon wheel. It does have Shimano's quality hubs and quality build. Even Shimano makes better choices than this wheelset.
Great all-around wheels
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've put about 2,000 miles on my pair - they work great with 25c Pro4s for me. If they were perfect, the rim would a smidgen wider, but I suspect that will be next. I'm about 175 lbs.
I have a Gan 105, do you know if these wheels will work with my 105 group set?
Yes, these wheels are compatible with your bike.
Can you confirm that this wheel is compatible with cantilever style rim breaks? Thanks!
Do people see a difference in stiffness between the C35 and the C24 wheel?
is it possible to remove the decals on these wheels?
It seems like the decals are under the clear coat....so no.
I don't think so. The RS81 C35's I had, the decals were clear coated over. No way to remove 'em that I know of.
What is the rider weight limit on these rims? I see no one answered the same question below. This is good to know as some company's who make these things such as Mavic and Campy specify that their products are not guaranteed to hold up for those weighing over 180 lbs. I wouldn't want to throw 2 or 3k at a toy that's going to break as soon as I go to play with it. Thanks.
Shimano does not have a limit listed. I used the c35 when my rider weight was as high as 250 and never had an issue of any kind. I'm now down to under 220 and have a lot of miles on them. Excellent wheels.
I used a set of c35's at ~220 pounds, and never had any trouble with them. Very strong wheelset, and if course they're Shimano, so they're always over built.
What is the rider weight limit on...
What is the rider weight limit on these?
There isn't one. I'm about 240 and they're great.
Is this product description accurate in...
Is this product description accurate in the reference to the 23MM (front) AND 24MM (rear) wheel widths? This seems like it's referencing the C50s. All other specs I can find on the 9000 C35 speak to having a 20.9MM rim width. Thanks for the help!
I've read that the wider rim is specific to the C50. Lots of websites have incorrect specs on these wheels concerning spoke count (many say 20 in the rear, not 21) and many say wider rim for the C35.
Only the C50 gets the wider rim. 21 rear spokes (2:1 lacing) was a mid-generation revision.