Shimano WH-M535 Wheelset

DESCRIPTION

  • Excellent value-priced all around riding wheel
  • Stronger, more durable and serviceable than other wheels in its price point
  • Radial "Lateral Crossover" Spoke lacing on front wheel and non-drive side, rear wheel 1X on drive side
  • 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

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jul 14, 2014]
    Mary

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Look Cool, and no problems, but I am lighter weight

    Weakness:

    None so far

    Mine originally came with Vittoria Action tires. I need to replace and bike shop is having trouble finding a tire that fits.........meaning a tire that any reasonable person can get off and change their tube in needed. Please let me know if anyone out there has some experience with this.

    [Jul 18, 2003]
    rhysie haydon
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    looks really cool and they stay in true always

    Weakness:

    they flex so much hen you go into a turn that they will start to skip and mess with steering

    they look awsome and stay in tune. but i cant stand the flex im not that aggressive in turns but they flex aton and im gonna take them off. I do not recomend them unless you ride mostly in the city or are not a racer then go ahead you won't notice. I'll even sell you mine.

    Similar Products Used:

    xt hubs laced to 519's

    [Jul 02, 2003]
    Cameron Laird
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Look so damn cool, Fast, kinda cheap compared to others in this style/category, did I mention look cool

    Weakness:

    none so far except for the 12.00 valve extenders I had to buy

    I love these rims, they are fast and cool and strong as hell. They made some funny noises the first time out but after 5k that seemed to disappear. They do come out of true after about 75K but if your LBS is worth their weight they'll re true them for nothing. Anyone on a budget who wants to upgrade rims from stock ones will be very happy.

    Similar Products Used:

    Cheap Alexi rims that came on my bike

    [Aug 23, 2003]
    Ty
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Rolls fast
    Solid
    Looks cool

    Weakness:

    Aside from the tube valve twanging against the rim (which I could fix with but am too lazy), it's all good.

    I love these wheels!

    I was originally going to buy some Sun Ringle R.P.M.s but came across these wheels at a fall bike show and they were dirt cheap. People say they are a little on the heavy side, considering I weight 205lbs, I really should worry about stripping a few pounds off me before I should worry about the wheels on my bike.

    Bottom line is, I have raced almost 2 full seasons on these wheels and I haven't had to true them yet. Maybe I'm lucky? I sure have hit my share of trees, rocks, roots and the occasional racer.

    Buy them, I'm glad I did :)

    Similar Products Used:

    Mavic

    [Jun 21, 2003]
    mike tucjer
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    light and stiff. they also are great for acceleration and look cool too ( but who realy cares about that anyways?)

    Weakness:

    non so far

    good for someone who does atleast 60 mles a week (thats me)Have loved them since I have got them.

    Similar Products Used:

    mavic

    [Jun 05, 2003]
    GAB
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    VERRY FLASHY

    Weakness:

    NO STRENGTH VERY UNRELIABLE DIDNT LAST 1000KM AND I ONLY DO SOME VERY NICE ROADS

    I DONT RECOMAND THOSE WHEELS FOR THE QUEBEC ROAD THEY ARE TO FRAGILE AND WEAK THE ONLY GOOD POINT WAS THE GRAT LOOK

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    NONE FIRST TRY AND LAST ONE

    [Mar 13, 2002]
    Stuart

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Price, wieght, stiffness

    Weakness:

    see below

    Just a quick update. My attitude towards these wheels still hasn't changed but.

    A couple of days ago I broke a spoke on the rear drivetrain side. With only 16 spokes, when one goes the wheel becomes unrideable, unlike wheels with higher spoke counts. The wheel almost tacos, and I imagine if I had tried riding it would have. If I had been on an epic I would have had a mighty big walk ahead of me, and as I wasn't I only had an hours walk, in bike shoes mind.

    My brakes did a good job of removing metal from the rim while I walked too. I'm thinking I'm going to have to start packing spare spokes and nipples on long rides.

    [Mar 10, 2002]
    Gav theman
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Aerodynamics,looks, very easy to clean.

    Weakness:

    Weight, its about one pound heavier than a Mavic CrossMax wheelset. Difficult to true.

    These wheels are pretty impressive for the price, quite strong considering the low spoke count, only the rear needs to be trued after 1000km of riding over rocks,fallen trees,mud,grass,gravel,potholes,etc... I've also consistently knocked 6-10 seconds off my best 'time trial' time around the 5.5km Albert Park F-1 racing circuit. I weigh in at about 89kg or about 190lbs. Don't even ask how many rims I've buckled over 15 years of amateur racing! But these wheels are pretty good in my experience. Looks awesome with the SE2! Who should buy them? Anyone I guess...its a free country afterall!

    Similar Products Used:

    Mavic CrossMax UST, stock Giant SE2 wheels( Mavic X221 rims and sealed Formula hubs)

    [Nov 28, 2001]
    Steve
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Nice look, relatively light weight, super momentum, strong, did I say good looks?

    Went from stock Matrix wheels to these Shimano beauties, wow they look great! Sure, they're a little on the heavy side, albeit not much. Since the center of mass is much better distributed however, these wheels really do accelerate better than even lighter wheels. Looks really beefy strong too, though I haven't quite tested the extremes yet. Overall, I'm quite happy with these wheels for the money I paid.

    [Feb 18, 2002]
    Mike
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    bling bling - look at my big Shimano stickers

    Weakness:

    so damn heavy and unstiff, I need to use a shimano spoke wrench to true them, did I mention how heavy these suckers are?

    these wheels blow. I should have just gotten a good pair of 32 spoke wheels from Dave's wheels. 1500 grams for a pair of wheels, not 2100 grams like the shimanos, and man do you feel the extra weight with the shimanos. I wasted my money.... live and learn. 1 turd for value because you can get a better, stronger, lighter pair of wheels at half the price. 1 turd for overall rating because the wheel is flawed in its claims at lighter rotational weight and stiffness, which is why I bought these wheels in the first place

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