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Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset

Item #: WH214B03
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Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset

Shimano WH-R501-A Wheelset

The WH-R501 clincher wheelset is thoroughly designed in all the right places to supply an impressive amount of aerodynamics, resilience, and versatility, while keeping the price point exceptionally friendly. The shallow 24mm rims coupled with the aero bladed spokes, cut through the wind without catching any side winds, while also shaving the extra material used on deeper profiles to reduce rotational weight. The WH-R501’s hub design employs angular contact bearings for longevity and easier maintenance, while the rim wear indicator takes the guess work out of knowing when it’s time for replacement.

Shimano WH-R501-A Wheelset Features:

  • 24mm profile allow wheels for training and everyday riding
  • 20 radial front and 24 cross laced rear spokes
  • Shimano angular contact bearings
  • 8, 9, 10 speed compatible
  • Aero bladed spokes
  • Rim wear indicator allows safe detection of worn rim
  • Spoke Count: Front – 20, Rear – 24
  • Size: 700c
  • Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10 speed
  • Weight: Front - 830g, Rear - 1,090g, Set - 1,920g
  • Includes QR skewers

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Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even tension (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Ready to ride (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting (7)
  • Climbing (4)
  • Serious racing/training (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

WOW!

By SCW

from N W Ohio

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Even Tension
  • Great value! look like expensive wheels
  • Lightweight
  • Ready to Ride
  • Strong Material and Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset:

    These wheels are mounted on my Trek Pilot 2.1, 700x 28 tires. The came out of the box perfectly true and ready to ride. I ride 30 - 50 miles at a time and also plan long distance touring. We'll see how they hold up under my 220 lbs.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Rod the Rider

    from Longmont, CO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Even Tension
    • Ready to Ride
    • Strong Material and Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Commuting

      Comments about Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset:

      Used right outside the box. Using for training. Stiff and true

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome wheelset

      By S-WorksWbax

      from Tokyo Japan

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Even Tension
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Material and Construction
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Commuting
        • Great training wheel
        • Rain
        • Serious Racing/Training
        • Sprinting

        Comments about Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset:

        Awesome wheelset with a great price point! Replaced my wife's Axis classics with the 501's the ride have improved dramatically

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        There wheels

        By Ridehard

        from Pc Fl

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Ready to Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset:

          They work

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Excellent quality and price

          By Greg

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Even Tension
          • Ready to Ride
          • Strong Material and Construction
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset:

            Got these on special for half off. Excellent quality and price. I'd give 5 stars, but want to see how they perform/last over time.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Winning wheelset at a steal

            By Lylej

            from Barbados

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Even Tension
            • Ready to Ride
            • Strong Material and Construction
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Serious Racing/Training
              • Sprinting

              Comments about Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset:

              I selected this wheelset to complete a budget road bike build, and for the price I wasn't expecting bells and whistles.
              However, when the wheels arrived I was pleasantly surprised, by their looks and build quality.
              They arrived perfectly true straight out of the box, and have been performing well - quiet and are responsive. While I admit they're the lightest out there, their smooth rolling performance can cause you to overlook the weight. Besides, with a carbon bike weighing in at a creditable 18 or so pounds complete, who am I to complain? My previous steed was a 26-pound vintage number.
              Based on price and performance, I'm seriouely tempted to order another set as spares.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              A candidate for best deal of year

              By Gerard

              from Altadena, CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Even Tension
              • Ready to Ride
              • Strong Material and Construction
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Climbing
                • Commuting
                • Rain
                • Serious Racing/Training

                Comments about Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset:

                I was looking for quality wheels that were inexpensive (not to be confused with "cheap"). I wasn't concerned about being a weight weenie since I was outfitting my 21 pound chromoly steel training road bike. And actually these wheels are comparatively lightweight especially considering factors of quality, value & price. Wow!! These wheels fit the bill perfectly. Shimano reliability, improved hub/bearing technology, quality workmanship and attractive design. Noticeably less rolling resistance than my previous wheels. Pleasantly quiet rear hub when coasting. Added bonus: they match my red 1989 Schwinn Circuit road bike perfectly especially with my Michelin Pro 3 Race red sidewalls. In fact these wheels look so good that they inspired me to completely refurbish and detail my bike back to a level that takes advantage of the beauty of the wheels. Now I can't do a ride without getting compliments about the bike and the wheels. I'm ordering a 2nd set to keep on ice for the future because you never know when a deal like this will be back.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great wheelset, straight & true out of the box

                By steve

                from kansas city,mo.

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Even Tension
                • Strong Material and Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting

                  Comments about Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset:

                  smooth bearings. look great, easy to mount.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    Whats the spacing?
                    Asked on 10/26/2016 by ctc from NV

                    0 answers

                  • Q:

                    what width 700c tires can this set handle?
                    Asked on 9/1/2016 by dmb from bklyn, ny

                    2 answers

                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      You can use 23mm and 25mm I use 25mm all 700 c tiers. 
                      Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

                      Answered on 9/1/2016 by Anonymous
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      This wheel set, Shimano R501,in my opinion, is the best deal out there.  It looks like a much more expensive wheel set.  Perfectly trued out of the box.  I'm 225# and after 600+miles ...no problems.  I'll keep you posted as I accumulate miles. I would definitely buy these again.
                      Steve W
                      Findlay, Ohio
                       

                      Answered on 9/1/2016 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    Is this wheelset compatible with a Giant bike, 8 speed?
                    Asked on 7/9/2016 by Pepo from Arecibo, PR

                    0 answers

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