Shimano WH-M575 Wheelset

4.47/5 (19 Reviews)
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Product Description

  • Excellent all around riding wheel
  • Only wheel specifically engineered to work with disc and rim brakes
  • Oval 13-14-13 gauge stainless steel spokes
  • Machined braking surface
  • Quality hub internals featuring, low friction Labyrinth & Contact sealing
  • Durable, dependable Shimano Freehub body


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by iji a Cross Country Rider from Poland

    Date Reviewed: June 14, 2009

    Strengths:    Very hard rims, undestroyable wheels^^, very fast

    Weaknesses:    i dont find any one

    Bottom Line:   
    best at all

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   used F&R wheels

    Bike Setup:   Fully suspensed bicycle GT STS 1000DS with front Look Fournales v1.2 suspension fork

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by skippy a Cross Country Rider from burlington

    Date Reviewed: July 3, 2006

    Strengths:    rock solid
    look spiffy
    decent price


    Weaknesses:    heavy


    Bottom Line:   
    Really solid wheelset - I've been riding these for 2 years now and I haven't had to true them yet. Had these wheels on my hardtail, moved 'em over to my epic. Not the lightest, but the price/performance combination is really good.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   stock stumpy M4 wheelset
    sun rims XT hub wheelset


    Bike Setup:   specialized epic

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Victor Komma a Racer from Tokyo

    Date Reviewed: August 24, 2004

    Strengths:    Strength, durability and stays true no matter what.

    Weaknesses:    A bit heavy but once rolling, the inertia makes a positive difference.

    Bottom Line:   
    Three years back I gave a thumbs-up review of this wheelset a few months after I put them in service and I'm here to tell you that more than three years on and over 25,000 kms later that they are so good, I went out and bought another set brand new. Basically they stay true despite the hard knocks of urban commuting, only needed to true them ONCE and that was after the initial run-in period, not as harsh as hand built wheels, very well built despite being 16 spokes. Great hoops for urban commuting and the general cross-country riding.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mostly city riding these days

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $270.00

    Purchased At:   Yoshida Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Standard high-end hand-built wheels- ringle / middleburn / XTR hubs / Mavic rim combos

    Bike Setup:   GT Zaskar LE frame set up for urban assault, 1.00 X 26 slicks, XT / XTR mix

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by roehl a Cross Country Rider from paranaque, metro manila, philippines

    Date Reviewed: April 5, 2004

    Strengths:    it pedals really light and it looks cool

    Weaknesses:    none that i could think of except for its weight but who cares i'm a strong guy

    Bottom Line:   
    if you're into long journeys, this wheelsets are a must. don,t let its flimsy looks fool you, they're strong. i intend to keep this wheels forever and if i have the money right now i'd buy another set or maybe its younger brother, 765's for my other bike


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    Favorite Trail:   anywhere as long its outside the city

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   ordered

    Similar Products Used:   lx/mavic

    Bike Setup:   gt hardtail, xtr's, xt disc brakes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Liquid Chaos a Racer from Toronto

    Date Reviewed: October 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Super strong, and rigid. Low rolling resistance, accelerate like a PORSCHE. Look very cool.

    Weaknesses:    a Little heavy, but you can really beat them up and they stay true.

    Bottom Line:   
    These wheels are strong. If you have ever had problems before with bending/warping wheels, these puppies take a beating and never need truing. I raced 12 races this year in sport, and put over 3000km (1800 mi)and they are as straight now as the day i got 'em. I will buy the 965's when i upgrade, i'm sold on the fewer spoke setup. These wheels came stock on my bike, and i'm happy they did.

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    Favorite Trail:   Albion Hills, Ontario, Canada

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Freewheel cycle

    Similar Products Used:   XT hubs with 517's

    Bike Setup:   Scandium hand built BRODIE spark, xtr shifters, derailers, crank, egg beater ti, Easton carbon post and bars, king headset, selle italia TT. Super fast cross country hardatil, Hayes Comp Hydraulic disc brakes, blah, blah, blah.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Philip a Cross Country Rider from Vilvoorde, Belgium

    Date Reviewed: November 18, 2002

    Strengths:    Strong. Nice design. Stiff.

    Weaknesses:    Nog the lightest on earth but weight is OK.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have used this wheelset for 11 months now for XC riding. They are really strong and rigid for so few spokes. The hubs are very well shielded against dirt and water. My bicycle dealer sells them a lot and uptil now, no customer has had any problem with them! Of course, these are XC wheels, not freeride!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Instinct custom, Marzo Marathon, Hope Mini disc, XT, Race Face components.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Heiko a Cross Country Rider from Switzerland

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Look

    Weaknesses:    -The axle of the front hub is too small.
    I first used them with my V-brakes, they worked great! Then I upgraded to XT discs. Amazing breaking power, but the front hub flexed heavy in my SID XC. so, it seems that the standard 9mm axle is too small to manage the power of the discs! The hub changed the position in the dropouts after hard braking, and then the disc touched the pads :-(
    maybe it's due to the combination of an ultralight fork and the wheel!
    -they're a bit too heavy!


    Bottom Line:   
    This wheelset is well suited if your bike is hanging more in your garage then pushing over the trails!
    The less-spoke design works great, and the look is awesome.
    Remember: Ringle has invented the superbubba front suspension hub about 10 years ago, with a bigger axle...
    I wouldn't use them with discs any more!

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    Favorite Trail:   Werenbach

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Chris King ISO, Nuke Proof, Shimano XT

    Bike Setup:   AN6 hardtail, SID XC, King Nothreadset, Thomson stem+post, XT

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sting a Cross Country Rider from Box Hill, VIC, Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Great looks and can take a real beating. Dual V / Disc option makes upgrades a breeze. Very smooth when in motion.

    Weaknesses:    Slightly heavy but only really notice it when lifting the bike. Non cartridge bearings. Need to be drilled out for non-Presta valves.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was looking for a very strong wheelset, irrespective of weight. These where much better than I expected. Very strong and smooth. All doubts vanished once ridden. Great on tarmac as they are smooth and aerodynamic. Great on the track as they are strong.

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    Favorite Trail:   Merri Creek

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   CycleWorks Box Hill

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic 221 built wheelsets.

    Bike Setup:   GT LTS 1 upgraded to full XTR.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Oliver Whalley a Cross Country Rider from Nelson, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Lightweight, stiff, wicked looks haven't needed truing yet!

    Weaknesses:    Have to use longer valve stems

    Bottom Line:   
    Kick ass value in a wheel that turns out lighter than a standard XT hub/spoke/mavic combination. Have been invaluable in would recommend to anyone who is looking for an unbelieveable value wheel.

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim, Moab

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Stoke cycles (LBS)

    Bike Setup:   KHS alite 4000 frame, full XT, Magura Marta hydraulic discs

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Reviewed: August 8, 2002

    Strengths:    Hubs, Appearance, Durability?, Stiffness, excellent price,

    Weaknesses:    Counterweight for valve stem, braking surfaces for v brakes, minor difficulty in finding long stems.

    Bottom Line:   
    These have been an awesome upgrade compared to my stock Bontrager disc wheels. Very stiff for improved acceleration. Low rolling resistance due to 16 spokes. Cool appearance. The hubs are dead true with 0 offset and 0 slop. Also, my slightly out of true discs were suddenly perfectly straight after mounting on these hubs. They could be lighter but at 185lbs I'll take the extra durability. The valve stem counterweight makes no sense because even with long stems it overcompensates by a large degree. Also standard 35mm stems will work although they are more difficult to use. I wish Shimano would have ditched the dual use idea on these wheels. Perhaps that's why they have discontinued them.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   BikeSmart

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Disc

    Bike Setup:   Trek 8500, Hayes Hyd. Disc Brakes

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Floyd Taylor a Weekend Warrior from London

    Date Reviewed: June 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks, Stiff but with a degree of damping, disc & v-brake compatibility

    Weaknesses:    Presta valve only, you may not be able to fit a cycle computer to a bike with these wheels due to the unconventional spokes (flat) & weight

    Bottom Line:   
    Not sure how well these wheels could take a big drop off but as I don't do drop offs - this is not a problem. They are stiff and do not flex as much as you would expect. On the street they accelerate rapidly and just about anyone who is into bicycles will comment on the looks.

    Coolest looking general purpose wheels apart from Cane Creek's WAM disc and half the price too. Get the disc version if your bike has suitable mounts and you can still use V's until you 'upgrade'. The weight of the wheels has made my lightweight Stumpjumper slightly heavier when you lift it but the way these wheels roll offsets this limitation. Had problems setting up a rear Shimano XT V-brake with these wheels as they have fairly narrow section rims and the non car type valve opening in the rim limits your inner tube choice especially as you need to find tubes with a long valve. If the price were not so steep and the weight so noticeable, this wheelset would get full marks from me.

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    Favorite Trail:   Box Hill

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $361.00

    Purchased At:   Halfords

    Similar Products Used:   None - previously used Mavic wheelsets

    Bike Setup:   2001 Stumpjumper Pro M4, Boxxer Z3.5 & XT Groupset

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Lewis Loh a Weekend Warrior from Australia/Singapore

    Date Reviewed: March 18, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks!!!
    Keeps inertia and accelerates well. Full fledge 2.1 knobbies felt like semi slicks on gravel and slicks on tarmac!!!!


    Weaknesses:    Weight, they're a tad bit heavy though.Also, special tools needed for truing (not that it hasn't got out of true)

    Bottom Line:   
    I noticed the rims hobbled a bit when I spun them without mounting tyres on. Felt a bit puzzled. I eventually realised why. Coz after I mounted the tyres, the hobble was that the end Opposite the valve had a sort of ballast that balanced the weight of the valve. SUPERB!!!!!

    Did some drop offs around perth metropolitan area. Hopped up a flight of steps along Westpac bank building. They felt rigid and had quite a fair bit of shock absorbing properties. Didn't flex as much as I'd expect from a wheels with so few spokes. Blasted down King's Park in perth and recorded a maximum speed of 63km/h! Orgasmic feeling when u can keep that speed for quite a length of time.

    the wheels are attention grabbing. Hubs are smooth and it really accelerates and keeps its speed very well.

    Another thing I've felt, probably this is a personal opinion. I felt faster riding with less tyre pressure on knobbies than higher. Not sure why, probably personal preference. Felt less tiring running around 30+ psi than 50+.

    On slicks they're simply awesome!!!!! Maintained 35km/h on gears 44F 11R VERY VERY easily!! Managed to trail some racers along Matilda Bay near my unieversity, and they were clocking 40+ km/h, they were pretty amazed as well.

    Felt quite previliged to own this pair of wheels, they were obtained by a source in Shimano Singapore during a factory sale. Got it at an obscene price... too obscene to post... really dirt cheap. If the price was lower in retail, would've probably gotten it.

    Those who have the money, got get any of the shimano wheels, They're fantastic. But seriously, I'd prioritise getting a reasonably good front fork and spd pedals first then consider buying these set of beauties.

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    Favorite Trail:   none

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Shimano Staff Sale

    Similar Products Used:   No other wheelsets as fancy dancy or as expensive, just normal 32 spoke heavy araya or taiwan rims so far

    Bike Setup:   Small small 13inch frame
    Full Deore
    SPD M-515 pedals
    Manitou Spyder 99
    Front WTB Raptor or Kenda semi slicks
    Rear Panaracer Smoke or Trailblaster

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from Concord, MA

    Date Reviewed: March 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Strong for XC, looks good.

    Weaknesses:    Don't jump too high with these wheels; the rims may not stay circular when you land.

    Bottom Line:   
    The best $330.00 I've spent on bike components. These wheels rock! They're little heavy, but well worth it. If you care how nice your bike looks, get these wheels. I don't think Shimano makes anymore, but you still can get replaceable components from it's big brother WH-M959.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $330.00

    Purchased At:   www.Cambriabike.com

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic CrossRide

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper, XTR and XT

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by CHUCK "GATORMAN" COOK a Racer from NASHVILLE,TN.U.S.A.

    Date Reviewed: February 28, 2002

    Strengths:    VERY FAST,COOL LOOKIN,STRONG

    Weaknesses:    A LITTLE HEAVY,BUT WORTH IT.

    Bottom Line:   
    THESE RIMS ARE AWESOME.THEY ARE VERY COOL LOOKIN AND THEY WILL TURN SOME HEADS.PLUS THEY ARE A VERY FAST RIM.TWISE AS FAST AS MY OLD MAVIC'S.THEY ARE A LITTLE HEAVY,BUT NOT AS BAD AS YOU WOULD THINK THAT THEY WOULD BE FOR ONLY 16 SPOKES.IF I HAD TO DO IT AGAIN I WOULD DO IT IN A HEART BEAT.SHIMANO HAS THERE ACT TOGATHER ON THIS PRODUCT.GO OUT AND GET YOU A SET.YOU WON'T BE SORRY.

    5 FLAMIN CHILI'S FOR SHIMANO

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    Favorite Trail:   LOCK-4.& HAMILTON CREEK

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $329.00

    Purchased At:   CAMBRIABIKE.COM

    Similar Products Used:   NONE.MAVIC,BONTRAGER.

    Bike Setup:   MARIN PINE-MT.XT ALL THE WAY,BONTRAGER RACE LIGHT STEM,PROFILE CARBON FLAT BARS,SELLA ITAILA FLITE TI GEL,THOMSON SEAT POST,ROCK SHOX SID,SHIMANO 959 PEDALS,AVID DISC BRAKES,AVID FLAK JACKET CABELS,SHIMANO M-575 WHEELSET ON HUTCHINSON GOLD TIRES.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jimmy a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 3, 2002

    Strengths:    Very strong, smooth, takes the sting out of the bumps, nicely machined braking surface, very easy to clean because of the lack of spokes, and, of course, excellent aesthetics.

    Weaknesses:    Maybe a tad heavy. (Had to write something, but this is of no concern to me.)

    Bottom Line:   
    The bottom line is that I have absolutely no regrets buying them. If these broke, I'd buy another pair in an instant. Even if they were more expensive. For the price that you pay, you get an excellent, good looking set of wheels.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic

    Bike Setup:   Lots of good stuff.

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