Hand built in the US with precision and skill and tested by the Kenda Pro Cycling GEARGRINDER team, the 2011 Mercury M3 wheelset features a beautiful 6/4 titanium freehub body from White Industry hubs as well as an oversized 15mm axle and a 24 point engagement.
The wheel spokes employ Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes to enforce a proper strength to weight ratio and better aerodynamics. This 39mm carbon set also weighs 1150 grams, easily making it one of the lighter wheelsets available to the market right now. While the reviewed item was the clincher wheelset, Mercury Bikes also boasts of the traditional tubular wheelsets both of which would still have a wide flange and Carbon specific brake pads and Mercury’s wheelbag.
While most wheelsets pay little attention to a wheel’s nipples, the 2011 Mercury M3 clincher focuses on nipples by adding DT Pro Lock nipples, which are tougher and lighter than other types of wheel nipples.
No release date yet but the price for both the tubular and clincher version is $1,999.00