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Mercury WheelsM5 Clincher Wheelset
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Description

The god of stealing races.

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 the M5's name denotes a depth of 55mm. The rim's width is left out, though, and rim width is a big deal these days. The M5 is a solid 23.5mm wide, which means you can run lower PSI for a more comfortable ride that corners with unparalleled confidence. Wider rims also have some counter-intuitive effects when compared to those standard 19mm rims: they actually decrease rolling resistance and increase aerodynamics.

The M5s' construction uses Mercury's Dual Carbon Layer Process, or DLP. DLP blends high- and mid-moduli carbon fibers to tease out the best balance between the lightweight and stiffness of the former and the fatigue-resistance and durability of the latter. DLP has also recently been updated with a newly engineered brake track material, improving stopping power over the previous, basalt-infused design. This increased confidence goes a long way toward addressing the poor braking that is one of the most common critiques of carbon wheels.

The aerodynamic benefits of a deep dish rim are further complemented by Mercury's Seamless Transition Technology (STT), which integrates the brake strip with the rest of the rim in order to eliminate any obstructions to wind flow and reduce drag-causing turbulence. The result of this construction is a wheel that balances the above qualities with considerations of weight for what Mercury claims is its "most popular wheel by far."

The M5s are finished off with Sapim's indefatigable CX-Ray spokes and Mercury's own hubs. The rear hub includes a generous six pawls for an engagement that's as close to immediate as anything we've seen on the market today, and the front hub has an extra-wide 72mm flange for reduced flex under hard efforts and confident stability at speed. Both hubs have a 15mm axle that reduces to accommodate a traditional quick release and two and four oversized bearings in the front and back, respectively.

The Mercury M5 Clincher Wheelset comes with a Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible freehub body and includes skewers, valve extenders, brake pads, and rim strips.

  • Steal a march on the competition with carbon race wheels
  • Blend of carbon moduli to balance stiffness and strength
  • Brake tracks incorporate basalt fibers for better stopping
  • Integrated brake track reduces drag-inducing transitional ridges
  • Wide rims straighten allow lower PSI for smoother, faster ride
  • CX Ray Spokes and wide flanges for stiffer overall system
  • Mercury Wheels proves you don't need to spend a fortune to race on carbon
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
Rim Material
carbon fiber
Wheel Size
700 c
Tire Type
clincher
Rim Depth
55 mm
Rim Width
[external] 24 mm
Brake Compatibility
rim
Hubs
Mercury Pro
Skewers
9mm quick-release
Spokes
Sapim CX-Ray
Spoke Count
20 / 24
Recommended Use
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
Weight

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[set] 1,625 g

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Avg. ride time: 3h 36m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Bang for the buck! (Decals removable)

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great set of wheels. As others have mentioned, for the price, they are hard to beat. Then with a bonus free set of Michelin Power Tires and tubes, plus coupon and discounted overnight shipping... fuugghetttaboutit! Happy with the purchase and I'm slicing through my PRs like a hot knife through butter.



For those that want to customize... I purchased different color decals directly from Mercury but after removing the white that they come with (VERY easy to remove, no adhesive residue), I loved the all black look and have left them like that.



FYI: If you get the free Michelin Tire and tubes that come with the package, know that the tubes they send only have a 52mm valve and obviously won't work with a wheelset that is 55mm deep. You'll either need to purchase an extender or another set of tubes to use. Don't be like the guy (me) who had these tubes with a valve that was too short and then got a flat on the road and was stuck because it didn't fit.

Bang for the buck! (Decals removable)

Money Well Spent

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Prior to purchasing my M5's, I read numerous reviews on them and the competitors. This wheelset is consistent with the cycling reviews. A nice climber and all around good performer. At over 1600 miles so far, I highly recommend.

What a deal!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I absolutely love my M5's. I've put over 3700 miles trouble free miles on them in the past year. Ride great in the flats, climb well, have excellent cornering and do great in the wind. They are a fantastic all around wheel set. Plus hand built in the USA.

Love them!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very light and stylish. Just upgraded to these over 4 weeks ago and I am happy. I've put about 550 miles on them so far. My initial thoughts are that these wheels are absolutely incredible. The aerodynamic advantages are really noticeable, the wheels are so stiff they encourage you to really put power through the pedals, and the value is unbeatable. Great job mercury.

Great deal!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My first set of carbon wheels for my Giant. I've had my M5's since early spring and couldn't be happier with the quality and ride. Running 28mm conti's on them which makes a good combo. They're light, stiff and fast.

Bad bearings

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've put on less than 300 miles on this wheel set and am already replacing the bearings for the front hub. Not a big expense but certainly disappointing after spending a pretty penny on the set. Stickers were also lifting off when they first arrived but pressed them down and no issues since. Otherwise, they look sharp on the Willier and are light for deep dish.

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Avg. ride time: 7h 53m per week
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Are these tubeless?

Excellent Value, Great In Cross Winds!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Coming from only using stock wheels on my Trek, these are an incredible upgrade. The aerodynamic advantages are really noticeable, the wheels are so stiff they encourage you to really put power through the pedals, and the value is unbeatable. Very well built wheelset.

Outstanding full carbon wheelset!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Couldn't be any happier. Almost as light as wheels twice the cost. Great on the flats and easy climbing. Staying strong after almost 3 yrs now. No issues at all. Looks and feels as good as new. Highly recommend!

Fast

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would consider myself to be a slight nerd and do my share of research on any product where I spend over $100.
I read a ton of good reviews, saw they were ridden in the pro peloton and the price was right, so I bought a set. They are a great wheel set and were actually built up in the US.

Solid wheel

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are my first carbon wheels and I was nervous to make the jump mostly due to fears of worse brake power. Those fears are squashed for me. These stop as good if not better than my aluminum brake track wheels. I didn’t have any issues with brake squeal and I’m a terrible mechanic.
The wheels feel very smooth when rolling. Feel stiff when climbing. And feel strong to support me at 185lbs
The stickers were not glasses in so I removed and now the wheel/bike combo is black AF.
Overall, I’m happy I made the jump

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are these rims tubeless or tubeless ready??? they are listed on a google search in the tubeless category, but I doubt it, based on specs. thanx

Great carbon wheelset!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked these M5's up 14 months ago and have put over 2800 miles without any issues. I have ridden on some very rough roads and they stay stiff and true. A huge fan of Mercury wheels.

Great Quality And Value!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I decided to upgrade my stock wheel on my Specialized with these and couldn't be more pleased. They're light, stiff and fast too! They roll extremely well and the hubs are great. Great quality wheelset plus they're handmade in the USA.

These Mercury M5's are a steal!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have 3k miles on these wheels with ZERO issue, amazing on the flats and climbs as fast as anyone else. Quick wheels at an unbeatable price.

What color is the decal on this wheel set? The last stock picture shows gray/black Mercury decal.





Thanks

Eric

Those decals come in the box if you want to switch

Revision. The gray decals no longer come with the wheels.

I have Campagnolo Record 11 model 2017, could I use this wheels? Is there any hub that can I use for this wheels?

Yes. Search item#MCW0008. we don't have the Freehub or wheels in stock but there are options for your setup

Would these work well for Tri s? Could I run 25 mm tires on these rims on a 2017 Cervelo P2?

Fantastic Wheelset!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I absolutely love my Mercury's, I've put over 4,000 miles trouble free miles on them in the past year. Ride great in the flats, climb well, have excellent cornering and do great in the wind. They are a fantastic all around wheel set, I love them so much I order a pair for my wife's bike.