Shimano XT Disc Wheelset

5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 1170 grams MSRP : $189.00

Product Description

A custom wheel build withShimano XT M778 hubs, Mavic XC717 rims and DT Swiss straight-guage spokes. Centerlock disc only non-UST, rim strip included 15mmThru axle front hub QR skewer for rear is included 17mm rim width Weight: 970g rear (no skewer), 798g front

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Snellville, Ga, USA

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2008

Strengths:    Strong rims for the weight, good hubs that are fast and strong as well.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
For the price they are awesome. I doubt you could find a better wheel set-up for the price. I'm over 200lbs and I do a couple of drops sometimes (no more than 3 feet) and they stay straight and true. Hubs are alot faster than my old stock ones. Good deal.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Lifetime Bicycles in Loganville

Bike Setup:   Specialized Hard Rock Sport disc with many upgrades

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Hoff from Sacramento

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2007

Strengths:    Bomb proof, Great Value, disk or rim brake compatible. Stay true even for a 215lb rock bashing rider.

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest but I will take durability over lighter rotational weight. I don't race so I'm not weight weinie.

Bottom Line:   
Flexability to do disk or rim brakes. Most important is price and reliability. They fit well with my 2.1 tire. Probably not great with 1.9. I gave them 5 chiles for value and rating because these wheels do what they are suppost to. Again not for XC racing but weekend warriors should not hesitate. 2 wheels for 150!

Rims: Sun Rims Ryno Lite XL Welded and Machined
Hubs: Shimano XT Disc 756 with skewers, 6 bolt IS type

Spokes and Nipples: Wheelsmith Stainless Steel spokes with brass nipples

Weight: F: 1,130 g
R: 1,340 g
Weights include quick releases

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Favorite Trail:   Folsom Dike 8- watch out for poison oak!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   mavic rims on specialized hubs(broke spokes constantly and had to true to avoid brake rub.

Bike Setup:   2002 dual suspention Specialized Rockhopper. LX Drive train exept shifters. LX crank, Judy C fork, fox float rear 4", sette xlr bars( .75inch riser), LX brake levers, rim brakes(still work great but not as sexy as disks), Blackburn quadrant light, XC fire pro tires(love them). XT hubs with Ryno lite XL rims--Rest is stock.

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