The new era of mountain biking has spawned a number of long-travel bikes that are light yet tough, and having the right wheels completes the equation. Shimano's Deore XT wheels fit the bill beautifully with oversize axles and fully rebuildable precision hubs boasting angular-contact bearings. Matching today's beefier XC forks, the 15mm through-axle keeps the weight low while stiffening up the front end for precise handling and tight cornering. The tubeless rim lessens flats and allows low-pressure traction, while Shimano's Center Lock mount makes rotor installation a breeze.
This wheel accepts tubeless and standard tires.
The Center Lock rotor system makes it easy to install and swap out brake rotors. This system involves a splined rotor attachment and matching hub. Thanks to the reinforced inner spider ring, rotors are less prone to warp. Tighten the rotor down with a cassette lockring tool and you'll get even torque for a solid rotor attachment. If you decide to run a standard 6-bolt rotor, a lightweight adapter (sold separately) can be easily installed.
Weight: 710 grams
|Model||Tubeless (also accepts standard tires)|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||Stainless-steel double butted|
|Axle(s)||7075 T6 aluminum|
|Weight (Front/Rear)||710 grams|