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.
100 x 15mm thru axle - Front
135 x 10mm QR axle or 142 x 12mm - Rear
8/9/10 speed compatible Freehub
New Titanium quick engagement Freehub body
21mm wide rim extrusion
24 guage butted Swedish steel spokes
24 spoke direct pull lacing pattern for lateral stiffness
CENTER LOCK Rotor Mount
Angular contact bearing assembly
Weight approx 1700g
Buy Shimano XTR Trail Wheelset Disc Only M988 from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicycle store.
15mm Front & 135mm x QR Rear, 15mm Front & 142mm 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