WH-RS81-C35-CL wheel, carbon laminate clincher 35 mm, pair

Product DetailsSRP: £749.98

WH-RS81-C35-CL wheel, carbon laminate clincher 35 mm, pair

Code WHRS81C35FR
SRP £749.98



  • High performance road racing wheel meets the demands of today's professional and amateur riders
  • Carbon and alloy clincher rim is both light weight and rigid whilst maintaining high braking performance with standard brake pads
  • 20.8 mm wide carbon rim with alloy braking surface for improved aerodynamics and increased rigidity for sprinters and TT specialists
  • 21 rear and 16 front stainless steel butted and bladed straight pull spokes for optimal balance and rigidity (OPTBAL)
  • High lateral rigidity is improved with a wide flange spacing
  • Labyrinth double contact sealing - low-friction seals effectively shut out water, mud and dirt without affecting rotational smoothness
  • Quick and easy to maintain digital click bearing adjustment
  • Polished bearing races reduce friction and provide for smooth rotation
  • Cold forged and machined aluminium hub shell and oversized 7075 alloy axle keep the wheel weight to a minimum
  • 8, 9, 10 and 11-speed compatible
  • 700C clincher compatible
  • Supplied with Q/R skewer
  • Weight 1631 grams a pair

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Magazine Accolades


  Cycling Weekly
Published: June 12th, 2014 - Rating.

If you're looking for a top-quality, every-ride wheel or a budget race option, then the RS81s are good

Published: February 26th, 2014 - Rating.

"High quality wheels that are worth shopping around for"

  Cycling Plus
Published: February 20th, 2014 - Rating.

"The RS81 C35s are certainly a decent wheel, especially if you're looking for one wheel to do it all"

  Cycling Weekly
Published: January 17th, 2014 - Rating.

"The 35mm-deep rim has a good level of stiffness and, like previous carbon laminate wheels, manages to offer plenty of feel without drilling the rider over rough sections and poorly finished roads."

  220 Triathlon
Published: December 9th, 2013 - Rating.

"Superb do-it-all wheelset for both training and racing"

Published: November 17th, 2013 - Rating.

"Solid, good looking wheels from the Japanese giant"

  Road Cycling UK
Published: September 30th, 2013 - Rating.

Shimano RS81 C35 carbon-alloy wheelset - first look

"Fresh from the production line at Shimano comes the RS81 C35 wheelset, an 11-speed compatible replacement for the RS80, and as the name suggests, equipped with a rim some 35mm deep."