Shimano WH-M765 Tubeless Wheelset

3.82/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $575.00


Product Description

The M765 is an XT-level wheelset that leverages tubeless tire technology to yield a wheelset that''s ideal for cross-country riding and racing.


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by grumpygramps a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, looks, strength,- they took me down a ski slope (no snow fortunately, but in hindsight very silly anyway!) and other very fast downhill paths in Morocco which really shouldn't have worked with my set-up. Despite abuse like hitting some large rocks and doing pretty big and at times unexpected jumps which I didn't land at all well they survived a month out there completely unharmed. Very impressed.

Weaknesses:    None that I've encountered.

Bottom Line:   
For the performance they've given me at the price I paid (£100 for the pair as they were last seasons models) I couldn't want for more. There must be more left lurking around at the back of a shop somewhere, find them and get yourself a right bargain like I did.

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Favorite Trail:   Atlas mountains in Morocco

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Sydney st bikes in B

Similar Products Used:   Mavic X517s and xt hubs.

Bike Setup:   Kona Explosif '01 Skandium frame, Thompson elite stem, Monkeylite xc bars, EA70 seatpost, '04 XT components, SLX discs (testing for a friend, seem very good, bit heavy though), Fox Vanilla 32 RLC and White Bros Rock Solid forks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hesibudifabla a Weekend Warrior from Dakine

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2008

Strengths:    Strong as hell, gets weird looks from the shop folk, lightweight, very unique looking.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Came on a bike I recently purchased. Bought whole bike in as-new condition for $550! Came with top of the line stuff including these wheels. Went tubeless and these wheels are amazing. I am 5'8" 145 lbs and ride what I call "crash-riding"; urban night-assault. I hit everything I can find with these rims and the are still like new. Like all truly great parts, you simply put these on your bike and forget about them.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Cannondale '06 Furio-x frame, Magura Louise BAT, Maxxis, Bontrager, Ultra Headshok, RaceFace

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2006

Strengths:    Value for money, good looks, tuff as nails and spins for days.

Weaknesses:    non so far.

Bottom Line:   
It's the budget wheelset to go! Cheaper then XTR and tougher too...I do regular jumps and drops (around 2 to 3 feet and yeah...on the NRS and bottoms out the fox) and the wheels stay true. It's quite an attention getter with the lateral pull spokes, folks would stop and wonder how it's laced together. Anyway, it's quite an amazing wheelset for the price you pay. Who should buy it? A betweener of cross country rider and folks like me who does jumps and drops....at a moderate height, of course.

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Favorite Trail:   Hell's bent, Cameron highlands

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Bike Home, Shanghai

Similar Products Used:   Mavic CrossMax

Bike Setup:   05 NRS, Reba, Fox float, FSA After Burner MegoExo, 03 XTR components, Saint Disc brakes, Thomson X4 stem and masterpiece post,....etc.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dirtgirl a Cross Country Rider from SoCal

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, light and stayed true, until...

Weaknesses:    Not good for misjudging gap jumps! No problems for a year, then came up short on a gap and hit the rear wheel hard on a sharp edged rock. I didn't know it until I was lubing the chain that I noticed a wobble. Yikes! 130 lb chick caused a half a nicked sized dent in the rim.

Bottom Line:   
This was the best wheelset I had until the dent. No truing was done until then and I've put a lot of harsh miles on these. They've gone through lots of rock gardens in the Mt Wilson area, the Santa Ana Mountains and the San Juan trail. Regardless, I'll continue to train with these, since,I was able to get it pretty true and the seal with the tire wasn't compromised. I can't feel the difference riding with the dent, anyway.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa.com

Similar Products Used:   Mavic 221/XT, Mavic 517/XT, Tioga Racer/Edco

Bike Setup:   Intense 5.5, Marzocchi Marathon SL120, Mg60 stem, Monkeylite riser, Progressive 5th Element Air CVT, 2005 XTR gruppo-disc, Thomson seatpost, Specialized Rival

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ronald Maier a Cross Country Rider from Entre Rios,Argentina

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2006

Strengths:    wheigt
looks fine
center lock


Weaknesses:    noisy
rear wheel was a suddenly rupture longitudinally
on rim due to the laterally traction design of spokes.


Bottom Line:   
of course i feel very disapointed of this
product and actually using my old very good
mavic rims.

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Favorite Trail:   trails,mud,xcountry

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   bike house,rosario

Bike Setup:   xc tail 7005,shimano xt/xtr group,manitou skareb comp
xt disc brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Racer from Adelaide, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2005

Strengths:    Strong, looks, weight, UST compatible

Weaknesses:    None, except perhaps you have to run Shimano brakes, but this doesn't phase me, I use the Shimano XT hydros.

Bottom Line:   
Looks awesome, not many around, stays true, takes a beating, very light weight, can run UST tyres. I run non ust tires with Stan's sealant and it works a treat. Although I have gone to SRAM drivetrain, I still love the Shimano wheels!! These rock, and much cheaper than XTR!!! :)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Mavic 717 disc with XT hubs, mavic 223 etc

Bike Setup:   Salsa Caballero, Chris King, Thomson, Kenda, SRAM XO rear, XTR front, XT brakes etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wannabeRacer a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2004

Strengths:    Strong and looks cool

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Very strong for aggressive XC and looks cool on the trails. Get it if you can and you will not regret it.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   aothers and other mavic 223 etc...

Bike Setup:   mod to the max

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Cross Country Rider from Akron, OH, USA

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2004

Strengths:    Strong as hell,easy to clean, never needs truing and spokes never break. Small branches have no effect on them

Weaknesses:    Some howling as mentioned in previous post when used with Hayes disc brakes. I put on the old SRAM discs brakes and it went away, stange, isn't it?

You will have to buy the center lock rotors ($100), these are not bolt on.


Bottom Line:   
I have used the Shimano wheelsets exclusively for the past 3 years and never had any problems. Previously I would always ride normal spoked wheels and then fatigue would set in and I could never keep them trued up. If you are a low end clyde like me at 200lbs, you can ride these things for years and never touch the spokes...

100% endorsement from me

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Favorite Trail:   Any local

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Ebay New

Similar Products Used:   Prior generation of Shimano wheelsets

Bike Setup:   Typical cross county Trek Liquid

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sequoia a Cross Country Rider from Vienna, Austria, Europe

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2004

Strengths:    Light, Strong, Good looks, UST

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Bought them because Mavic XM819 was out of stock! I am very surprised how well this wheelset does! I did some tough downhills and even some flight of 40 stairs, and it seems to be solid as a rock. And the looks are just fantastic! But - please - don't get one, because it still is very rare, and thats cool, too .....

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Online shop

Similar Products Used:   Mavic

Bike Setup:   Hardtail, Continental tires, Shimano XT, Magura Louise Disc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dom a Cross Country Rider from Milton NH

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2004

Strengths:    Looks, Tubeless, Disc specific.

Weaknesses:    Weight, Weak rear hub, price.

Bottom Line:   
I was very disappointed with this wheel set. No issues with the front but the rear has a deathly howl that emits from the disc rotor after hard tension is applied from the pedaling forces. Only happens after chain tension is released and I coast for a few feet. I thought it was the bike I first tried them on but after moving them over to the Rocky it started howling again. I've heard of this with the XTR wheels but all the Mags. said the XT set was better than the XTR because they didn't suffer from the ghost howl. Hopefully sending them in for service will reveal the problem. It's a shame that such nice wheels are crap.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Mavic CrossMax UST, XTR disc w/Mavic 317, Rolf, Sun-Ringle.

Bike Setup:   '03 Rocky ETSX-70, Full XTR disc and drivetrain except CrossMax wheels, Easton carbon bar and post, Easton EC70 stem, Fox Vanilla fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from TKO, Hong Kong

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2004

Strengths:    Lighter than Mavic (except Xmax SL; XT just heavier nearly 200g, however it cost less $200), smooth, rainbow sticker & very close to XTR. The hubs is very smooth.

Weaknesses:    TI material not included like XTR. However cost is cheaper than XTR.

Bottom Line:   
I like it because the stroke is fewer than popular.

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Favorite Trail:   Twisk

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $400.00

Similar Products Used:   XTR, Xmax SL.

Bike Setup:   Yeti AS-X, DeeMax & Boxxer. Giant XTC team, XT wheelset & Manitou Skareb Platium.

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