After nearly two decades of cross-country race domination, XTR is branching into terrain the UCI would never dare sanction an XC race on. Why? Because trail riders like you have long dreamed of a component group that truly complements how, where and why you ride. Meet XTR Trail, crafted with all the precision and strength riders have come to expect from XTR, but refocused specifically for the demands of today’s trail riders. A reconfigured triple-ring crank delivers trail-tuned gear ratios for optimum, all-day efficiency, while the most powerful XTR brake to date delivers usable, confidence-inspiring performance in even the most sustained descents. Platform SPD pedals provide a stable connection to the machine and wide-profile scandium wheels track confidently through the rough stuff. Bottom line: XTR Trail lets you ride faster with more control over rougher terrain. The best part is that XTR Trail is the yin to XTR Race’s yang, and together mountain biking’s first family of components offers a broad matrix of fully interchangeable options to tune your ride. Finally, an XTR-level wheelset that combines Shimano's legendary hub design with thru-axle stiffness and a lightweight, wide-cross-section 21-millimeter-wide rim to open up your tires' contact patch and help devour rough terrain. Finally, an XTR wheel built for the way you ride. With the bulk of this sub-1,700-gram wheelset's weight biased toward its long-lasting, high-performance cup-and-cone bearing hubs, the critical rotational mass at the perimeter—in this case, a 400-gram scandium rim—is free to spin quickly up to speed without sacrificing strength. More than just another flashy wheel design, XTR Trail marries the traditional aspect of a hand-built wheel laced with Swedish steel spokes to the cutting-edge technology of a dent-resistant scandium UST rim precision-welded with T-Nut anchors. It all adds up to uncompromising stiffness and durability for the long haul, backed by an exclusive three-year warranty.
100x15mm thru axle
Lightweight Scandium UST tubeless rim
21-millimeter-wide rim extrusion
14-gauge butted Swedish steel spokes
24-spoke direct-pull lacing pattern for lateral stiffness
Angular contact bearing assembly
Center Lock rotor mounting
Model Number: WH-M988-F15
Brake Type: Disc
Axle Type: SM-AX75 12mm thru axle
Over Locknut: 100mm
Contact Sealing: Yes
Rotor Mount: Center Lock
Rim Type: UST
Rim Size: 559 x 21C (26")
Rim Height: 22mm
Rim Width: 26.4mm
Spoke Gauge/Shape: Butted (2.0-1.8-2.0) / Round
Spoke Colour: Black
Nipple Colour: Orange
Recommended Tire: 1.95-2.50
A 2 year warranty is offered with all Shimano products from Chain Reaction Cycles (3 years on Dura-Ace and XTR products).
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