Shimano WH-R501 Wheelset

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The WH-R501 wheelset by Shimano - everyday companion at an entry-level price

The Shimano WH-R501 wheelset is a real long-running hit. For years, these reliable and robust wheels have inspired passionate Road cyclists in training and leisure time - not least because of their manageable price. WH-R501 is based on solid aluminium rims and hubs and is equipped with a steel freehub, round stainless steel spokes, and brass nipples. The sealed, low-maintenance cone bearings are characterised by efficient running and load capacity. Note that Road cassettes can only be ridden up to 10-speed on the rear wheel. On the other hand the assembly of MTB 11-speed cassettes is possible without further issues.


Application: Road
Wheel Size: 28"
Tyre Type: clincher
Number of Spokes: 20 (front), 24 (rear)
Brake Type: rim brake
Tubeless System: none

Technical Information - Rim:

Dimensions (ETRTO): 15-622
Inner Width: 15 mm
Outer Width: 20.8 mm
Depth: 24 mm
Valve Hole Diameter: Presta (6.5 mm)
Rim Material: aluminium

Technical Information - Front Hub:

Over Locknut Dimension: 9 x 100 mm quick release
Bearings: cup & cone
Body Material: aluminium

Technical Information - Rear Hub:

Over Locknut Dimension: 10 x 130 mm quick release
Bearings: cup & cone
Body Material: aluminium
Freehub Body Material: steel

Technical Information - Lacing:

Front Lacing Pattern: radial
Rear Lacing Pattern: 2-cross
Spoke Type: J-bend / round (2.0)
Spoke Length: 278 mm (front) / 286 mm (rear)
Spoke Material: stainless steel
Nipple Material: brass

Approved For:

Recommended Tyre Width: 23 - 32 mm


- for training and leisure
- robust and reliable wheels in Shimano quality
- anodised aluminium rims, anodised hubs
- Shimano angular contact ball bearings (CBN finish/polished)
- round spokes
- wear indicator enables timely replacement of the rim
- sleeved rim joint
- steel axles
- front 108 mm, rear 141 mm axle length
- contact seals
- quick release made of aluminium (quick release length front 133 mm, rear 163 mm)
- rim tape required


Cup and Cone Bearings
Angular contact bearings of the cup and cone type offer greater strength than sealed cartridge industrial bearings due their ability to displace lateral and vertical loads more effectively for super smooth rotation and longer durability. Angular contact bearings also allow easier maintenance, adjustability and serviceability.

Colour Index:

- Rims: black w/ white-red accents
- Hubs: black
- Spokes: black
- Nipples: silver

Note: The decal shows the number " R500" . But it is still the model that Shimano officially calls " R501" .


28" set (front + rear) clincher Shimano freehub:
Freehub: Shimano Road
Gearing: 8-/9-/10-speed
Note: A 1 mm spacer is required for installing 10-speed cassettes.
Manufacturer Part Number: E-WHR501PCBY


- 1 x Shimano WH-R501 wheelset (front & rear)
- 2 x Shimano quick releases
- 2 x rim tape


  • black-red/28" set (front + rear) clincher Shimano: 1889 g (Satz)


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  • black-red/28" set (front + rear) clincher Shimano

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by Vadim G.  on 06.06.2014
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Good wheels. Little bit heavy. But for this money - it's the best option.

I've bought this wheelset for usage with my trainer. But now i'am using this wheels for training action.
No wobbly-wheel effect after 3000+ km. They are still straights as new.

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by Jonas S.  on 12.03.2014
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bin zufrieden. habe den LRS jetzt ein paar tausend km gefahren und finde er fährt sich gut. das hohe gewicht merkt man natürlich etwas aber der preis is unschlagbar für einen ganzen lrs. als trainings-lrs braucht man denke ich nicht mehr ausgeben.

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