2013 Shimano Road Wheels – New Aero Clincher, Tubeless & Tubular Options

first_imgThe C24’s hubs are on the left, and the other wheels shown below all use the OptBal 2:1 lacing with the hubs on the right. All wheels use a new full titanium freehub body. Previously, Shimano’s freehub mechanism had a ti outer section where the cassette sits, but the internal bits were steel. Now it’s all ti, baby!The C35 has 35mm deep rim and comes in tubeless clincher (shown) and a full carbon tubular.  Full specs are:WH-9000-C35-CL 35mm Carbon/Alloy Laminate ClincherOpt-Bal 2:1 lacingCarbon laminate construction rim (~439g)Extra wide flange hub (+7mm)100% Ti FH body1488gMSRP $2199.99WH-9000-C35-TU 35mm Carbon TubularOpt-Bal 2:1 lacing100% Carbon construction rim (~362g)Off-set rim with extra wide flange hub (+7mm)100% Ti FH body1362gMSRP $2999.99 The C50 gets a deeper 50mm rim and comes as a carbon alloy clincher (left) or full carbon tubular (right). Features are:WH-9000-C50-CL 50mm Carbon/Alloy Composite Clincher23mm D2 rim profileOpt-Bal 2:1 lacingCarbon/Alloy constructionExtra wide flange hub (+7mm)Hidden nipples100% Ti FH body1672gMSRP $2399.99WH-9000-C50-TU 50mm Carbon Tubular24mm D2 rim profileOpt-Bal 2:1 lacing100% High modulus carbon constructionExtra wide flange hub (+7mm)Hidden nipples100% Ti FH body1449gMSRP $3199.99 The 9000-series Dura-Ace hubs, like all of the complete wheels, continue to use Shimano’s cup-and-cone angular contact bearing system. It’s reliable, easy to service and Shimano says it’s strong and rolls smooth. We’d agree based on our use of them. The big changes are the move to 11-speed and a full titanium freehub assembly like on the wheels. They lose 12g from the 7900-series hubs.They’ll be available in 24, 28, 32 and 36 spoke hole options, front and rear. Lastly, the tallest wheels are the C75 and only come as a full carbon fiber tubular. Features are:WH-9000-C75-TU 75mm Carbon Tubular24mm D2 rim profileOpt-Bal 2:1 lacing100% High modulus carbon constructionExtra wide flange hub (+7mm)Hidden nipples100% Ti FH body1545gMSRP $3499.99And the wheels come with these nifty skewers: In addition to the completely revamped Dura-Ace DA9000 and 9070 Di2 groups just unveiled, Shimano has introduced a refreshed road bike wheel lineup and Dura-Ace hubs, too.Across the range, they’ve made the rims wider for better comfort and performance. The deeper wheels get a new aero profile to negate the effects of crosswinds, and most receive a new lacing and hub design to improve response and speed. Dubbed, OptBal 2:1, the rear wheels get 3x lacing for 14 spokes on the drive side and seven straight pull spokes on the non drive side. They’re perfectly tangential to the spoke flange to eliminate unnecessary stress and bending.All wheels are 11-speed ready to go with the new components. The non-drive flange has been pushed out 7mm to maintain proper triangulation, and the freehub body is 1.85mm wider. Shimano’s NA road product manager Dave Lawrence says the wheels and the hubs will require both a 1.85mm spacer (included with wheels) and the standard 1mm spacer (comes with cassette) to run a 10-speed cassette on them.Lawrence says there was already space on the hubs to move the non-drive flange out, they just hadn’t taken advantage of it.  They also used offset spoke holes on the rims, so spoke triangulation actually improves without any frame clearance issues. The OptBal 2:1 lacing uses this to give balanced overall tension between the two sides of the wheel – non-drive spokes are pulling twice as hard, but there’s half as many of them.The new rims are called D2 and are 23mm or 24mm wide depending on the wheel model. They also gave them a deeper tire bed so the tire sits more flush with the sidewall and there’s no gap on the clinchers. According to their PR, these combined features balance frontal and side aerodynamics.Above, the new C24 wheels are the only ones that don’t get the OptBal lacing. They’re available in both clincher and Road Tubeless clincher. The clincher rim weight comes in around 383g while the tubeless one is about 420g. Lawrence says the weight difference is mainly because the rim bed is closed on the tubeless models, so you don’t need rim tape. Saving a tube should yield a net lower weight wheelset once tires are installed. Features are:WH-9000-C24-CL 24mm Carbon/Alloy Laminate ClincherCarbon laminate construction rim (~383g)Clincher onlyOff-set rim with wide flange hub100% Ti FH body1364gMSRP$1399.99WH-9000-C24-TL 24mm Carbon/Alloy Laminate Tubeless ClincherShimano Road Tubeless and tube compatible rimCarbon laminate construction rim (~420g)Off-set rim with wide flange hub100% Ti FH body1454gMSRP $1499.99last_img read more

Killington to celebrate World Cup with DISPATCH as headliner Nov 25

first_imgKillington Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC,Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s Killington Resort(link is external), the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, has announced that the band Dispatch(link is external) will headline a robust music and entertainment lineup to celebrate the return of the Audi FIS World Cup. Dispatch, who formed while attending Vermont’s Middlebury College, will return to their Green Mountain State roots for the free concert on Saturday, November 25 at Killington’s K-1 Base Area. Known as one of the biggest independent rock bands in history, Dispatch hit a major career milestone when they played an outdoor concert in Boston that drew over 110,000 people and were dubbed by Rolling Stone as the hosts of the largest independent music event ever.  Dispatch is returning to the road with their first national tour in five years and their Audi FIS World Cup concert at Killington is their only scheduled appearance in the state of Vermont.RIGHT: The Audi FIS World Cup at Killington November 2016. TOP: Dispatch promo photo.“Combining top-notch entertainment with one of the world’s most premier ski racing events makes for an amazing, party-like weekend at Killington for families and fans of all ages,” said Mike Solimano, President and General Manager of Killington Resort.  “We are thrilled Dispatch will headline our full weekend of World Cup Race festivities and hope the public comes out to enjoy the concerts, movie premiers, opening parades, fireworks, our unique dining experiences and autograph signings, in addition to the women’s giant slalom and slalom races.”New this year and, in addition to an already action-packed, fun-filled weekend, Killington Resort and the Audi will host a free concert on Friday, Nov. 24 featuring Troy Ramey(link is external), originally from Woodstock, VT, and best known for soaring through season 12 of the hit singing competition “The Voice.” Killington’s Snowshed Base Lodge will host two separate movie premiers throughout the weekend, including new releases from Teton Gravity Research and Warren Miller Entertainment showcasing extreme snow sports and thrilling cinematography, with proceeds from Friday and Saturday’s showings benefiting the Pico Ski Club and Killington Ski Club respectively.The World Cup Expo Village, located at the K-1 Base Area, will feature over 40 unique sponsors, ranging from artisan Vermont craft and food vendors to the latest ski industry hardware and technology companies. Opening parades on both Saturday and Sunday will feature youth racers marching with their ski clubs carrying participating nations’ flags’ culminating in the finish area to kick off the competition each day. We expect more than 1,000 youth racers both days with Vermont ski clubs featured on Saturday and ski clubs from all over the North East joining us Sunday.Schedule of Weekend Events*Friday, November 24, 2017Expo Village Open – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – K-1 Base AreaFree Concert by Troy Ramey – 4:00 p.m. – Expo Village K-1 Base AreaAthlete Presentation – 5:45 p.m. – Expo Village K-1 Base AreaFireworks – Immediately following athlete presentation – Expo Village K-1 Base AreaTeton Gravity Research Movie Premier “Rogue Elements(link is external)” – 7:00 p.m. – Snowshed Base LodgeSaturday, November 25, 2017Expo Village Open – 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – K-1 Base AreaVIP Area Open – 8:00 a.m. – Roaring Brook Umbrella BarOpening Parade – 8:45 a.m. – Expo Village, K-1 Base AreaGiant Slalom Run 1 – 10:00 a.m. – Superstar TrailGiant Slalom Run 2 – 1:00 p.m. – Superstar TrailFree Concert by Dispatch – Immediately following second race runs – K-1 Base AreaWorld Cup Official Post Party – 6:00 p.m. – Wobbly Barn NightclubWarren Miller Movie Premier “Line of Descent(link is external)” – 7:00 p.m. – Snowshed Lodge, Killington ResortSunday, November 26, 2017Expo Village Open – 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – K-1 Base AreaVIP Area Open – 8:00 a.m. – Roaring Brook Umbrella BarOpening Parade – 8:45 a.m. – Expo Village, K-1 Base AreaSlalom Run 1 – 10:00 a.m. – Superstar TrailSlalom Run 2 – 1:00 p.m. – Superstar TrailThe general public is invited to view the women’s giant slalom and slalom races from free general admission areas or from the grandstands as a limited number of premium grandstand tickets(link is external) remain available when Killington hosts the Alpine World Cup event for the second year in a row. The free viewing areas will accommodate approximately 12,000 spectators and Killington will provide free parking and an enhanced shuttle system for event spectators during the weekend. Appropriate attire for winter weather is recommended for the outdoor venue, including sturdy waterproof shoes and multiple layers. No pets, lawn chairs or coolers will be permitted in the Expo Village.Please visit www.killington.com/worldcup(link is external) for 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Information and the Entertainment Lineup* and be social with #beastworldcup(link is external).About Killington ResortKillington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Beast of the East boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 35 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit www.killington.com(link is external) for more information and be social with #beast365(link is external) and #beastwinter(link is external).*Schedule subject to change, visit killington.com/worldcup(link is external) for updates.Source: KILLINGTON, VT (October 12, 2017) – Killington Resort(link is external)last_img read more

North and South Korea summit: Who’s who in each delegation

first_imgChung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will sit down for a historic summit Friday and will be accompanied by the most powerful officials from both countries.The list comprises of all related parties who have worked out a meticulous process to materialize this summit into “spring of Korean Peninsula,” according to the South’s presidential office.Delegates who will accompany their leaders through the inter-Korean summit are considered those who are deeply aware of the overall atmosphere in the Korean Peninsula. Compared to the past two summits in 2000 and 2007, military experts are included in the delegation.Here’s a look at who’s who attending the inter-Korean summit:North Korean delegation— Kim Yong-nam, North Korea’s nominal head of state, played a major role in steering Seoul and Pyongyang to a peace mood.— Kim Yo-jong, the influential younger sister of Kim Jong-un, serves as director of propaganda and agitation for the Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea. She came into the limelight early this year while leading the North’s delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and delivering Kim’s handwritten letter to President Moon.— Kim Yong-chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party of Koreas, is known to be another powerful elite in Pyongyang. He took a leading part in bringing “spring to the Korean peninsula” after his visit during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Kim was a chief military negotiator during 2006 and 2008 inter-Korean talks, but is also labeled the most dangerous North Korean general by the South because he was in charge of the Reconnaissance General Bureau when a South Korean naval ship was attacked in 2010. The South Korean intelligence agency has said the North Koreans were to blame; the North has since denied any involvement.— Choe Hwi, vice party chairman and the chief of the national sports body, was part of a high-level delegation teaOlympics Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Managing sports-related policies is of considerable importance within the North Korean regime. Analysts say Choe played an important role in garnering Communist Party support for Kim Jong-un shortly after he came into power.— Ri Son-gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, also known as the right-hand man of Kim Yong-chol, was a member of the high-level delegation to the Winter Olympics. Ri was the chief delegate of North Korea during the first high-level talks between two Koreas in January. He left the conference venue in 2011 during a military working-level talk with South Korean counterparts. But Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon of South Korea told the South Korean press that Ri’s negotiation attitude has changed from the past.— Ri Myong-su, the chief of the general staff of the Korean People’s Army, started his military career during the Korean War. The 84-year-old general was formerly responsible for the daily operational management of the DPRK’s naval, ground, air and anti-air forces.— Ri Yong-ho, North Korea’s foreign minister, is known as a skillful negotiator. He had talks in the past regarding North Korean nuclear program with the U.S.— Ri Su-yong, vice party chairman on international affairs. He is the spokesman in talks with the U.S. and is known as one of the most influential person in the making decisions.— Park Yong-sik, the minister of North Korea’s armed forces.South Korean delegation— Chung Eui-yong, national security advisor, who visited Pyongyang early this year as an envoy. He is regarded in South Korea as the mastermind behind the inter-Korean rapprochement. Chung also personally delivered Kim’s message to President Trump at the White House last month.— Suh Hoon, national intelligence service director, is deeply involved in proceeding the summit along with Chung. Media reports say he also helped coordinate the deal through close consultations with his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo, then-Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.— Cho Myoung-gyon, unification minister, participated in both 2000 and 2007 inter-Korean summit and played a key role in the preparation of the upcoming summit.— Im Jong-seok, presidential chief of staff, is known to be the closest aide to President Moon. A former student activist, Im has been criticized by the opposition as left-leaning and pro-North, and for steering South Korea dangerously closer to the communist Pyongyang.“North’s choice of official entourage show their consideration in further talks with the upcoming U.S and international talks,” Im Jong-seok, South’s presidential chief of staff, said during a press briefing Thursday at the inter-Korean summit press center.— Song Young-moo, Defense Minister— Kang Kyung-wha, Foreign Minister— Jeong Kyeong-doo, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was added last Thursday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more