Riding is believing.
Many of us waited patiently while the rest of the mountain bike world finally discovered the merits of 29-inch wheels. Speed, traction, and roll over ability are all there and now that components and bike geometries are refined, we see very few check marks in the cons column. So if you're looking to build up a new enduro wagon wheel shredder or looking for an upgrade over your stock wheels on your trail machine, have a look at the wide footprint allowing Enduro Alloy 29in Boost Wheelset from Mercury Wheels and prepare to slay the trails. Maximize your frame's slack geometry and wider trail rubber with wheels packing lateral and torsional stiffness with a forgiving ride.
Built up on 6-bolt hubs and laced with 28 Sapim Race double-butted spokes in a two-cross pattern on each wheel, the end result is a laterally stiff wheel with just enough compliance for positive cornering and tracking across the ruts with a smoother demeanor through the rock gardens. Mercury wisely specs brass nipples instead of alloy since a shaving a few extra grams aren't nearly as important as reducing oxidation, especially when in the presence of tubeless sealant, and the potential of rounding and stripping nipples while truing.
The rims are constructed from a lightweight, durable, 6061 alloy for years of trouble-free use and build up a wheelset that comes in at a respectable 1,891-grams. And for those of you worried that alloy isn't as stiff as carbon, the improved spoke bracing angle afforded by Boost spacing reduces flex while slamming into berms and sprinting over the top of rises so you'll get similar ride qualities. With a 30mm internal width, the Enduro Alloy can run anything from 2.1 to 2.7-inch rubber to tame your local terrain.
- An all-mountain/enduro wheelset for wagon wheels
- Rim width tailored for modern trail rubber
- Stiff Boost thru-axles reduce torsional and lateral flex
- Aluminum rims balance stiffness, lightweight, and durability
- Mercury Wheels is the self-sponsored racer's best friend