The Shamal wheelset represents somewhat of a cornerstone in fine performance wheelworks and as such it has been at the forefront of innovation since its inception over 20 years ago.
Born as the very first complete wheelset with each component in its build being specifically designed as a complete unit to ensure unparalleled efficiency and performance the Shamal continued to introduce new technologies that would change the way aluminum performance wheels were produced. So advanced was the Shamal in its early stages that it was found also in World Tour competition often and to this day is still perhaps the most race ready aluminum wheelset available.
A long list of innovative technologies found its way into the cycling world thanks to this wheelset such as:
- Differentiated rim height
- G3 Spoke pattern
- MoMag™ technology
- Oversized driveside flange
- USB ceramic bearings
- 2-Way Fit™ profile
- Oversize Aerodymic Aluminum spokes
- RDB™ – RIM DYNAMIC BALANCE
The modern Shamal includes all of the aforementioned technologies and represents years of solid research and development that culminates in the newest version of this prestigious line of wheels, the SHAMAL ULTRA C17. This new, wider profile meets the C17 standard and is perfect for use with the increasingly popular tire sizes.
Available in both a clincher only version in addition to a 2-Way Fit™ version, the new Shamal was studied specifically to increase compatibility with 25 and 28mm. This new rim/tire interface proves to be more aerodynamic when compared to the same size tires mated to a C15 rim. The new C17 also allows for a more surefooted grip on the road in addition to increased comfort while increasing rigidity and thus reactivity at the same time thanks to its wider stance and optimized material usage. Both versions of the new Shamal Ultra C17 will continue to use a carbon fiber hub body with extra smooth USB bearings to make them as efficient as possible. The hubs for this newly designed wheel will continue to be differentiated between front and rear in order to optimize weight savings while considering structural and performance necessities that change with the individual roles of the two wheels. The 16 aerodynamic anodized aluminum spokes on the front wheel are laced radially while the 21 spokes of the rear wheel are grouped in the Mega G3 pattern, famous not only for its fantastic performance but also for its innovative design. A new adjusting lock ring with microsetting has trickled down to this new C17 version from the Bora family, further highlighting the Shamal’s status as a top tier race wheel.
The new advanced SHAMAL ULTRA C17 represents the same fantastic performance that has made it THE go to aluminum race wheel for the better part of two decades while adding more versatility and performance.