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On Test: Shimano Dura-Ace WH-7801-SL wheelset, December 27, 2006

The new Dura-Ace WH-7801-SL wheelset from Shimano
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The rear hub features standard Dura-Ace 10spd hub internals
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Shimano runs radial spoke lacing on the driveside
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A star-shaped non-driveside flange offers more direct torque transfer
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Both front and rear hubs use a combination of both contact and labyrinth seals
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An offset rear spoke bed helps to equalize spoke tension
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The solid outer wall of the new scandium-enhanced rim
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Shimano uses unique braze-on reinforcements
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Shimano is among the last to still use cup-and-cone bearings,
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