Mercury Wheels X3 27.5 Plus Boost Wheelset Black, 15x110/12x148, XD
There are some virtues to the five-inch tires on fat bikes, including traction, plushness, the joy of riding not only off-road but off-trail. Unfortunately, those virtues come with the vice of a ride that feels plodding compared to a jittery, low-travel XC bike. Mercury Wheels' X3 27. 5 Plus Boost Wheelset goes some way toward bridging the gap between those two extremes, combining an extra-wide footprint with Boost axles to complement today's breed of high-clearance, all-mountain framesets. These bikes tend...
Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Given that Mercury Wheels is headquartered just up the road from our offices, we've had the opportunity to spend some time hitting local trails and putting the Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon 27. 5in Boost Wheelset through its paces. The rims are stoutly stiff, which is further enhanced by Boost axle widths and translates to fast response on climbs and confident tracking through technical terrain. Whether you're clearing loose, hard, or chunky trails, the X1 Carbon will go where you point it without any hesitation...
Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon 29in Boost Wheelset Black, 15x110/12x148, HG
Few things can ruin a ride faster than a noodly set of 29-inch hoops, and Mercury Wheels is stepping in with its X1 Carbon 29in Boost Wheelset to address those woes. Featuring stiff carbon rims and beefy Boost axle widths, this wheelset tracks precisely across technical terrain and responds in a flash on climbs. Whether your day includes loose, hard, or chunky trails, the X1 carbon will go exactly where you point them with no hesitation.The rims are fashioned with a hookless bead, which--contrary to what co...
Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 29in Wheelset Black, 15mm Front/12x142 Rear, SRAM XD
The mountain bike cup has runneth over with tire size options in the past few years. The benefits to trail rubber's ever expanding waistline are obvious with the first rock garden, but some of the bigger tires making the rounds feel sloppy because narrow rims make them sit a bit too tall. Mercury Wheels' generously wide X3 Enduro 29in Wheelset provides a platform that's wide enough to let those sub-plus tires expand laterally. Given Mercury's ambitious approach to dimensions, it's important to stress that w...
Mercury Wheels X3 Enduro 27.5in Wheelset Black, 15mm Front/12x142 Rear, SRAM XD
As much as we all might pine for a set of fancy carbon hoops for our all-mountain trail rig, we sometimes have to come back down to earth and listen to our wallets. Luckily for us, Mercury Wheels has the X3 Enduro 27. 5in Wheelset, which lives up to the company namesake's penchant for swiftness over any terrain. Sometimes, all it takes to rejuvenate our time on the trails is a set of bombproof alloy wheels that are just a blast to ride. The X3 Enduro rims are designed for all-mountain riding and built from ...
Mercury Wheels M5 Clincher Wheelset
It's appropriate that Mercury Wheels' name and logo reference a Roman god who is the patron of, among other things, travelers and thieves. Atop Mercury's M5 Clincher Wheelset, Eric Marcotte journeyed from his day job in Arizona to Chattanooga, Tennessee to nab the 2014 US national championship ahead of the pros of the European peloton. It's the ultimate race wheel for the working cyclist. If you're in the market for deep dish carbon rims, then you've probably already made the assumption that the number in t...
Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro 27.5in Wheelset Black, 15mm Front/12x142 Rear, SRAM XD
With Mercury Wheels located just a short commute away from our office in Northern Utah, we've had a chance to put the Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro 27. 5in Wheelset through some serious trail time. The rims are stiff and responsive on climbs, and these wheels really shine with knifelike precision when the terrain gets loose and technical.The rims are built with a hookless bead, which--contrary to what common sense might suggest--makes the rim-to-tire bead connection more reliable. Burping and tire blow-of...
Mercury Wheels X1 Carbon Enduro 29in Wheelset Black, 15mm Front/12x142 Rear, SRAM XD
As much as we love a good set of 29-inch wheels for their roll-over-everything versatility and flat-out speed, the wagon wheel category is often plagued by the noodly curse of a not-quite-stiff-enough build. Mercury Wheels addresses those woes with its X1 Carbon Enduro 29in Wheelset. Featuring stiff carbon rims and sturdy thru-axle hubs, this wheelset boasts snappy responsiveness on pitchy climbs and slices precisely through jagged rock gardens and root-strewn switchbacks.The rims are fashioned with a hookl...
Mercury Wheels M3 Road Wheelset - Clincher Black, Shimano/SRAM
At first blush, you might be inclined to compare Mercury's 30mm-deep M3 Carbon Clincher Wheelset to other manufacturers' pure climbing wheels. And you'd be right to do so, at least when it comes to climbing. But these aren't just a one-trick pony. The M3s' aerodynamic pedigree, low weight, and brute strength also recommend them for every other aspect of competitive cycling. This includes the interminable, grueling ups, sure, but it also encompasses the downs, flats, and flat-outs we encounter across the cou...
Mercury Wheels X3 27.5in Wheelset Black, 15/12x142 XD Body
Our first taste of Mercury, Utah's own sandaled god of speed, came on the road in the form of the US championship-winning M5 carbon wheels. We were converted pretty handily, and several Competitive staffers can be seen on the roads spinning the distinctive logo. Given this enthusiasm, we obviously had no choice but to jump at the chance to also stock Mercury's X3 27. 5in Wheelset for our off-road adventures. After all, life isn't (just) carbon and Lycra; sometimes we find that a little alloy and a lot of di...
Mercury Wheels X3 29in Wheelset Black, 15/12x142, HG Body
We've been enjoying the eager speed of Mercury Wheels' road rims since the Utah-based company recently debuted, and with the advent of the X3 29in Wheelset, many Competitive staffers are rocking the speed of the winged-saddled god on the trails, too. You know the advantages of 29-inch wheels -- a higher approach angle that effectively flattens obstacles, more contact for better traction and power transfer, etc. -- but the X3's selling point is that it hits all those marks with at a respectable claimed weigh...
Mercury Wheels Campagnolo Freehub Body One Color, One Size
Throw the Mercury Campagnolo Freehub Body onto your favorite rear wheel before you move your beloved 11-speed Campy cassette from your now-retired ride onto your shiny new stallion.