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    Dura Ace 7850 SL

    I built up a 5.2 Madone frame and bought a set of these on ebay for it, I must say these are great wheels spin up nicely, hubs are buttery smooth and handle the wind without any issues.They are also very responsive out of the saddle.

    I've been riding an '04 5200 with ksyrium ssc sl's and found the Dura Ace to be a superior wheel overall. The Mavics are still a quality wheel imo, but definitely enjoy the DA more.

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    These are my all-time fave wheelset. Priced fairly (if shopped around) at less than $800. Unbelievably strong and durable. Look great, too.

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    I agree, my all-time favorite wheel set also, and they go perfectly with my 2009 Roubaix Pro.

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    Yes they are nice, I had the carbon version before and I sold them and bought these.. I wish I had kept them now.

    For some reason they are no longer available. These are as good as you need imo.
    For ride "quality" I still prefer my DA Open Pro's though.
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    Mavic CXP33 Ultegra
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    SLK Carbon Crank
    Deda bars and stem
    Mavic Ksyrium Elite WTS 2013

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    I feel like I got a great deal for these at $375,they look like new and just feel amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast ferd View Post
    These are my all-time fave wheelset. Priced fairly (if shopped around) at less than $800. Unbelievably strong and durable. Look great, too.
    I agree 100% i love them

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    I have a set of the 7850 CLs and I wonder if they anyone has experience with them. I noticed that on mine the wheel sits closer to the right (drive) side of the frame than the left (non-drive) side. I know that this is an asymmetric rim but I don't know if it's normal for the wheel/tire to be off-center from the axis of the bike. I bought them used. Thanks

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    Dura Ace SL 7850 - upgrade to ceramic bearings?

    I wonder if a bearing upgrade is doable with this wheelset? Recommendations?

    I'm running Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tires and they're working well, BTW. Sealing the tubeless was a bit of a problem but after I bought some Slime Pro tubeless sealant I lose no more air between rides than a standard tire.

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    Awesome wheel set, great value, tubeless ready yet I run tubes,,,, I love these wheels!
    “Well, the bike racer is not that ferocious to look at, and lets face it, skeletal level of skinniness, also, the clothing is pretty odd”
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexcomp View Post
    I wonder if a bearing upgrade is doable with this wheelset? Recommendations?

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    Yeah, don't waste your money. ceramic bearings in hubs (or any other bike part) is a farce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexcomp View Post

    I'm running Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tires and they're working well, BTW. Sealing the tubeless was a bit of a problem but after I bought some Slime Pro tubeless sealant I lose no more air between rides than a standard tire.
    alexcomp

    I had a set of Dura Ace 7850 SLs and I also use Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tires. Just FYI, the sealant that Shimano recommends is Hutchinson. (Hutchinson Protect'Air Maxis what you want for road bikes)
    If these wheels are still under warranty you might want to consider changing sealant.

    Now I have a set of Dura Ace 7900 C24 TLs,
    On the 7850 SLs I could get the tires to seal without sealant.
    Same tires and on the 7900 C24 TLs, I had to use sealant to get them to seal

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