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.
Throw in a dedicated 15-millimeter front axle and an optional, new-guard 142-by-12 rear axle option, and XTR Trail wheels deliver the confidence to throw your bike into a corner and power out of it with reckless abandon.
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
Axle Type: 15mm x 100mm thru axle (front), 10mm x 135mm and 12mm x 142mm thru axle (rear)
Rim Height: 22mm
Rim Width: 26.4mm
Spoke Gauge/Shape: Butted (2.0-1.8-2.0) / Round
Rim Type: UST
Rim Size: 559 x 21C (26")
Recommended Tire: 1.95-2.50
Rotor Mount: Center Lock
Freehub Body Type: 8/9/10-speed compatible
Weight approx: 1700g
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15mm Front & 135mm x QR Rear, 15mm Front & 142 x 12mm Rear
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Amazing Wheels
Well worth the money. They spin up quick, hold the speed with very little flex. After 6 months of Trail style riding they still run true. Amazing wheels.
19 February 2013