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Shimano Ultegra WH-RS500 Tubeless Clincher Wheelset
Shimano Ultegra WH-RS500 Tubeless Clincher Wheelset
Shimano Ultegra WH-RS500 Tubeless Clincher Wheelset

Shimano
WH-RS500 Tubeless Wheelset (Replaces WH-6800)

Mfg PartNum:EWHRS500FRM
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MSRP:$389.99
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Performance you can trust at a price that can't be beat.

Building off their success with the Ultegra WH-6800 wheelset, the WH-RS500 Tubeless Clincher Wheelset provides Ultegra-level performance at a price that will leave room in your wallet for the new R8000 groupset. Designed for performance, this lightweight wheelset blends tubeless-ready technology with a low profile rim, resulting in a wheelset that spins up quickly and handles phenomenally. Ideal for searching out some KoM's in your backyard or crushing the pack in a bunch sprint, this lightweight wheelset pulls away from the competition with ease.

Featuring smooth-rolling angular contact bearings with the Digital Adjustment system, you can leave your tools in the toolbox for quick adjustments. Compatible with either 10 or 11 speed systems, the versatile freehub allows this wheelset to transition from bike to bike as the seasons change and your riding demands shift.


Features:

  • Brake type: rim brake.
  • Claimed weight: 705g (front), 944g (rear), 1649g (wheelset).Tubeless-ready aluminum 20.8mm wide rim.
  • Rim depth: 24mm.
  • Spoke count: 16 front / 20 rear.
  • 10 / 11 speed compatible.

FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you.

Returns: This product is overweight and/or oversize and does not qualify for our fixed rate return shipping label. If you need to return this item, we can offer a return shipping label at our discounted shipping rates, or you can arrange for your own return shipping.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

 

Rim Diameter: 622 

 

Wheel Features: Tubeless Ready 

 

Axles: QR 

 

Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake 

 

Tire Compatibility: Clincher Tubeless Ready 

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Nice Wheels!
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Torrance, CA

The wheels roll smoothly as expected. The rims are reasonably low inertia. Wish I could get the Fiamme Yellow label sew up rims from the 70's that weighed in at around 200g. I installed Continental 23mm Gatorskin tires. Very tight and I needed to use my Tire Bead Jack to get them on. Very happy with the wheel and tire combination.

Reviewed 11/23/2020
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Good wheel set, great price
by Wayne
Cycling Enthusiast
New York State

I'm a recreational rider and I log about 7,000 miles a year (yeah, I'm retired). I've been riding Ultegra for 12 years (when I switched from MTB to road). These wheels are not crazy light but are durable and very reasonably light. I decided to go tubeless so I got these wheels. I have maybe 1,000 miles on them and I'm loving it.

Reviewed 11/19/2020
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decent wheels
by Dan
Cycling Enthusiast
San Luis Obispo, CA

I picked these up to replace a set of DT Swiss wheels that came with the bike; I'm looking to upgrade to a 2x11 setup and my old wheels were not compatible. I would rate them as being about the same; the weights of the two wheelsets were virtually identical. For a rim brake, they work well, as expected. They seem a tad stiffer than my original wheelset. The downside is the bearings don't run nearly as smoothly as the cartridge bearing in the DT Swiss wheels. The rims are great, I'm just not 100% sold on cup and cone bearings (I know, they're supposed to be better for lateral loads and more durable...). I appreciate that the new wheels came with QR skewers, valve stems to run the wheels tubeless (yes, the wheels are tubeless ready), and with two spoke wrenches (each wrench has two ends-one to turn the nipple the the other to hold the bladed spoke).

Reviewed 11/5/2020
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I don't have these wheels but I have the WH-6800's and I have more than 25,000 miles on them!! The wear marks are almost gone so time to get these!!
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I assume that these are pretty much exactly the same as the WH-6800's. They are such a good solid wheel!! The first 15,000 miles I didn't even have to true them but started having a little issue with the wheels coming out of true but I just replaced the 2 spokes that kept getting lose and I haven't had to true them for the last 10,000 miles. I mostly ride mountain roads that are pretty rough, bunny hope over big cracks and huge pot holes, I also ride quite a bit of gravel and these wheels hold up much better than any wheel I've ever had. I mostly run tubeless tires on these wheels and I love that you don't even have to prep them with tubeless tape because the wheel is already sealed. You just need the tubeless valve, tubeless tire, air, and sealant. Oh and I've never broken a spoke, I can't say that about any other wheelset that I've had. If you are on a low budget, these are the wheels to get. I've always wanted to get some nice carbon wheels for racing but I've trained and raced with these on the last 2 bikes I've owned and for me, they're fast enough. I'm not sure how much faster I could go with better wheels but these have done me well.

Reviewed 6/17/2020
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Great value
by Anonymous

Best value for the money. Good price for the weight. Best bang for the buck for rim brakes.

Reviewed 8/8/2020
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I highly recommend these wheels if you're looking to spend under $350.
by Vortex
Competitive Racer
Sacramento, CA

They didn't come true out of the box , but once they are they'll stay there. Getting a tire onto the rim may be difficult since the instructions say not to use a lever. I run these with tubes. I ride these on my race rides and I'm still able to keep up with the pack.

Reviewed 10/7/2020
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Solid, durable wheels!
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer

I bought this wheelset to replace my Mavic Ksyrium wheelset. After a year of riding with the Mavics, the back wheel became very 'sticky'-it just didn't spin well anymore. I had several technicians service it (clean out the hub, re-lube), but it remained 'sticky'. I also was not very impressed by the durability of the Mavics. I have been riding these Shimano wheels for a few months, and I love them. They may not be the lightest wheelset around, but they are certainly durable (durability is more important to me than weight where I ride, as the pavement has potholes and is uneven in many places). Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase!

Reviewed 7/2/2020
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affordable wheels
by Bill
Casual Cyclist
West Cola.S C

these are a decent set of wheels for the price, light and good looking . The only drawback is they have some wheel chatter

Reviewed 9/8/2020
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smooth and fast wheels.
by old rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Reeders PA.

I don't have many miles on them yet, but so far they feel good

Reviewed 6/9/2020
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Smooth Riding
by Waterford
Texas

Priced them out. They were lowest of the competition. Delivery was timely. Good quality. Rolls great and look sharp.

Reviewed 8/16/2020
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Smooth Riding
by Waterford
Texas

Priced them out. They were lowest of the competition. Delivery was timely. Good quality. Rolls great and look sharp.

Reviewed 8/7/2020
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Great wheels
by BR
Southern US
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Wheels are light and fast- run them tubed- came true and straight

Reviewed 6/28/2019
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The best wheel value out there
by frosty
Tennessee

These are pretty much the best deal out there if you want a slight upgrade from your stock 11 speed wheels. Surprisingly light, tubeless compatibility, smooth hubs, and unquestionable Shimano reliability.

Reviewed 5/13/2019
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Good w11 speed wheels
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Mesa , AZ
6 of 14 customers found this review helpful.

We do road ride every day around 30 miles. Love the rim till it is time to fix a flat. We still use tubes so it is extremely hard to break the bead after it snaps in. You will hear it snap in when you inflate the tire. Need to find a fix for this problem.

Reviewed 2/18/2019
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Really have to get the qr tight.
by Anonymous
2 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

The rear wheel keeps slipping out of the dropouts even though it is cinched down tight. Really have to crank on it to get it to stay put. Besides that really solid tubless training wheels that dont need tape which is a huge plus.

Reviewed 2/14/2019
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Quality sucks!
by Lisa Lipe
Reno Nv
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Both hubs came egged shaped and both wheels out of true by a mile. Took these to a wheel builder to see if it was worth keeping them and he said hell no. The hoops could never be round with these below quality hubs. These have got to be factory seconds as Ive never seen this quality from Shimano.

Reviewed 1/13/2019
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nice wheels
by USO
Cycling Enthusiast
2 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

love shimanos quality and their ball bearings, though the wheels are a bit heavy

Reviewed 1/3/2019
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Great wheelset for the price
by ndmhxc
Cycling Enthusiast
Boulder, CO
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Had a set of these before they rebranded them from Ultegra to the RS500. I ended up tacoing the front wheel in a sweet maneuver and had to replace the wheelset.

These are great quality. Excellent weight to price ratio, and as I mostly ride these on gravel, good durability too! So far at least.

Reviewed 8/16/2018
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Seems Unquestionably the Best Choice for Me
by JCTuscaloosa
Casual Cyclist
Tuscaloosa
11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.

I've had these now for a few months and probably have 500 or so miles on them consisting of several 25-ish mile rides and a few 50 miles rides. I've had no problems with them. They are smooth, fast, and attractive. I would have never believed that wheels, particularly at this price, would have an appreciable effect on my speed. But then there I was, looking down at the computer, ride after ride, until I became convinced that I had picked up 1-2mph. And the old wheels weren't particularly heavy!

There are lighter and faster wheels but get to a significantly better wheel, you would probably need to double the price and then some.

So, if you are a casual rider who needs to replace their wheels and wouldn't mind a modest increase in performance, get these instead of the bargain basement wheels. If you have an entry-midlevel bike with stock 2000 gram wheels, this would be a sensible upgrade (and weight saver) for those without unlimited budgets.

The hub is quiet-ish, not silent, but not annoying.

Reviewed 8/9/2018
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Good Value for Mid Range replacement Wheel.
by Nomad98012
Cycling Enthusiast
98012
4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

The wheel set arrived well packed, true and in perfect shape. Noticed when spun the rear wheel it didn't continue rotating very long and was noisy. Possibly the bearing seal were dragging. After a hundred miles the drag went away but the noise from the hub remained. I will take them apart for inspection or have a bike shop take a look.

Reviewed 8/9/2018
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