Shimano Ultegra R8170 C50 Disc Road Bike Wheels

Shimano Ultegra R8170 C50 Disc Road Bike Wheels
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Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

  • The Shimano Ultegra R8170 C50 wheels are light, reliable and fast!
  • With a weight of 1562 grams, this wheelset belongs to the lighter wheels on the market.
  • The comfort is achieved by a wide 21mm tubeless rim. This is suitable for 28mm tyres or wider.
  • The wheels are also tubeless compatible, which prevents the risk of punctures with latex and tubeless tyres.
  • The riding characteristics are unparalleled when it comes to steering and the sensitivity to wind is very low. The wheels feel one with the bike.
  • The Dura Ace 9170 C50 wheels take another 100 grams off the wheels, for the real weightweenies. Also the bearing quality is a step better.
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Specifications

Specifications

Brand
Shimano
Wheel characteristic(s)
Lightweight climbing wheels / Aerodynamic wheels
Rim Material
Carbon
Tyre width recommended by Mantel
28 to 32 mm
Body Type
SRAM Race 10/11 speed / Shimano Race HG 9-12 speed
Crash Replacement
No
Rim Depth
50 mm
Brake Type
Disc - Centerlock
Tyre Type
Folding tyre / Tubeless
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Description

Description

With the Shimano Ultegra R8170 C50 disc brake wheels, you get a wheelset with a good balance between aerodynamics, stiffness and weight. The Ultegra R8170 wheels achieve similar aerodynamic properties as the Dura Ace R9270 wheels. This is partly due to the rim profile of 21mm internally and an external rim width of 28mm. This makes it possible to mount tyres from 28mm to 62mm. The spokes and spoke pattern have been reinforced to increase stiffness in acceleration. This makes the wheels 9% stiffer than a Dura Ace 9170 C40 wheelset.

Riding characteristics
The Shimano Ultegra C50 wheels feel at one with the bike. The aerodynamics of the wheels mean that crosswind is almost non-existent and the wheels are easy to keep up with. You notice that Shimano has paid a lot of attention to the stiffness and power transmission. When cornering in a fast descent you immediately feel how directly the wheels react and do not feel nervous. The wheels are versatile thanks to their low weight, which means they can also be used in the mountains.


The aerodynamics of the Shimano Ultegra R8170 C50 have been optimised. This is partly due to the wide rim profile of 28mm. Air resistance is significantly less on a rim with these proportions. Compared to Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C40 wheels, an impressive 5.1 watts of resistance is gained with a lower rim. In addition, another 1 watt is gained compared to the Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 tubular wheel. These gains were achieved while maintaining other properties such as stiffness, comfort and control.

Stiffness
To achieve higher stiffness, stronger spokes with a thickness of 1.5mm are used without compromising on weight. Stiffer riding characteristics are enhanced by increasing the immediate pedalling feel when accelerating. To this end, the body system has been further developed and added to the rear hub. And the power transfer has been increased by 63% in efficiency.

Weight
The most noticeable weight gain is in the outer rotating mass, or rims. Despite the rims becoming significantly wider, the Shimano team has developed rims that are lighter in spite of this. This is immediately noticeable when setting off, climbing or maintaining the speed of your Shimano Dura Ace wheels. This makes the Shimano Ultegra R8170 Disc wheels one of the most all-round wheels on the market.

Delivery includes

• Shimano Ultegra R8170 C50 front wheel
• Shimano Ultegra R8170 C50 rear wheel
• Tubeless valves

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Reviews

Reviews

5.0 / 5
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Most recent reviews

5 / 5

Great upgrade from my standard wheels

- Eric 17 January 2024

Drive trusted

Pros & Cons

Fine lightweight wheels
Rides fine with 28 mm continental grand prix
Tubless tyre easy to fit
So far no
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5 / 5

Can only be recommended

- Ronald 17 November 2023

Very low wind sensitivity for 50 mm high impellers wind sensitivity 26 mm Pirelli tyres become 28 mm wide. Very fast delivery of casing

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5 / 5

Excellent product. very competitive price

- Jean luc 5 November 2023

Super-compromise 50 mm height. Comfort and efficiency.

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5 / 5

Would buy again at any time

- Stefan 21 October 2023

Super wheel, noble and elegant. Simply classy.

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5 / 5

Good experience with these wheels

- Simone D'Incau 25 September 2023

I had to wait a few days to do the review and I must say that I could not have chosen a better wheel. I went from a 30mm to the 50mm Ultegra. The stiffness is really phenomenal and the smoothness of the bearings despite being ball bearings is really performing. The lightness also makes these wheels really competitive and snappy. The only defect is that Shimano does not give wheel bags and centrelocks to fix the brake discs.

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5

Eric, 17 January 2024

Great upgrade from my standard wheels

Drive trusted

  • Fine lightweight wheels
  • Rides fine with 28 mm continental grand prix
  • Tubless tyre easy to fit
  • So far no
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5

Ronald, 17 November 2023

Can only be recommended

Very low wind sensitivity for 50 mm high impellers wind sensitivity 26 mm Pirelli tyres become 28 mm wide. Very fast delivery of casing

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5

Jean luc, 5 November 2023

Excellent product. very competitive price

Super-compromise 50 mm height. Comfort and efficiency.

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5

Stefan, 21 October 2023

Would buy again at any time

Super wheel, noble and elegant. Simply classy.

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5

Simone D'Incau, 25 September 2023

Good experience with these wheels

I had to wait a few days to do the review and I must say that I could not have chosen a better wheel. I went from a 30mm to the 50mm Ultegra. The stiffness is really phenomenal and the smoothness of the bearings despite being ball bearings is really performing. The lightness also makes these wheels really competitive and snappy. The only defect is that Shimano does not give wheel bags and centrelocks to fix the brake discs.

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Type of wheel Wheelset / Front Wheel Wheelset Wheelset / Front Wheel / Rear Wheel Wheelset
Wheel characteristic(s) Lightweight climbing wheels / Aerodynamic wheels Aerodynamic wheels Aerodynamic wheels Aerodynamic wheels
Rim Material Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon
Tyre width recommended by Mantel 28 to 32 mm 25 to 28 mm 28 to 32 mm 25 to 28 mm
Body Type SRAM Race 10/11 speed / Shimano Race HG 9-12 speed Shimano Race HG 9-12 speed / SRAM XDR 12 speed SRAM Race 10/11 speed / Shimano Race HG 9-12 speed SRAM Race 10/11 speed / Shimano Race HG 9-12 speed
Crash Replacement No Yes No Yes
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All specifications

General

Brand
Shimano
Wheel characteristic(s)
Lightweight climbing wheels / Aerodynamic wheels
Brake Type
Disc - Centerlock
Tyre Type
Folding tyre / Tubeless
Maximum Total Weight
120 kg
Colour
Black
Weight provided by manufacturer
1562 grams
Decal Colour
Grey

Wheels & Tyres

Tyre width recommended by Mantel
28 to 32 mm
Required valve length
> 65 mm

Components

Rim Material
Carbon
Body Type
SRAM Race 10/11 speed / Shimano Race HG 9-12 speed
Bearing Type
Cup-Conus
Number of spokes in front wheel
24
Number of spokes in rear wheel
24
Spoke Type
Straight Pull
Spoke Material
Stainless Steel
Nipple Material
Aluminum
Nipple Type
External

Size

Wheel Size
28 inch (700c)

Sizes

Rim Depth
50 mm
Axle System Rear Hub
142 x 12 mm axle
Axle System Front Hub
100 x 12 mm axle
Rim Width
28 mm
Rim Width (internal)
21 mm
Suitable tyre width
28 mm / 30 mm / 32 mm / 35 mm / 37 mm / 40 mm / 42 mm / 44 mm / 47 mm / 50 mm / 52 mm / 54 mm / 57 mm / 60 mm / 62 mm

Other

Crash Replacement
No
Extended warranty
No
Warranty
2 years
Collection
2023

Included in the delivery

Brake pads included
No
Quick Releases included
No
Wheel bags included
No