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Mercury WheelsX1 Carbon Enduro 29in Boost Wheelset
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Description

X1 Enduro 29in Boost Wheelset

Over the past five years we've seen a lot of advancement in mountain bike technology. From refined carbon frames with dialed geometry, to more reliable and effective suspension components, we as riders all benefit from the technological progression of this sport. When it comes to wheels though, there's a small Utah-based company called Mercury that believes more can be done. Their X1 Enduro 29in Boost Wheelset ups the ante in the carbon fiber wheel game by incorporating an advanced composite material they've mysteriously dubbed Fiber-X. Possessing twice the tensile strength of high-modulus carbon fiber, Fiber-X's damping characteristics deliver a trail-tuned ride while increasing the durability and impact resistance of the rim. The result is a stronger wheel that rides better than the competition, allowing you to push your limits on the trail without worrying about your equipment.

The Fiber-X material is blended into the center of the rim, distinguished by the prominent silver stripe in between the carbon. The design works by using an optimized trapezoidal rim profile that funnels trail input into the tough elastic material, dissipating impact energy and avoiding rim failure during violent impacts. The design also dampens the trail in a way that provides riders with a more comfortable and controlled ride—all without sacrificing the lateral rigidity needed for a precise and responsive steering feel.

At the center of the X1 Enduro Wheelset is the new Axis hub system. These hubs use stiffness-boosting straight-pull spokes that are hand-laced to the rim by Mercury's expert wheel builders. The freehub uses a triple-stepped 6-pawl mechanism that delivers an impressive 3.5-degree engagement, putting the Axis hubs right up there with the best offerings on the market.

  • Innovative carbon composite wheels built for enduro abuse
  • Fiber-X material dissipates impact energy to avoid rim failure
  • Trail-tuned rim delivers a more comfortable and controlled ride
  • New Axis hubs offer responsive 3.5-degree engagement
  • 30mm internal width works well for modern trail rubber
  • Hand-laced, straight-pull spokes boost stiffness and durability
  • 1700g claimed weight is impressive for a burly carbon wheelset
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
Rim Material
carbon fiber, Fiber-X
Wheel Size
29in
Tire Type
tubeless
Rim Depth
24mm
Rim Width
[internal] 30mm, [external] 38mm
Brake Compatibility
centerlock disc
Hubs
Mercury Axis straight-pull
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Spoke Count
28 / 28
Recommended Use
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
Weight

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1700g

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm not usually one to fall for marketing buzzwords, but it seems there is actually something to this mysteriously named Fiber X. I have ridden these pretty much the entire season so far, on trails as wide ranging as Porcupine and Corner Canyon. These wheels possess a fine balance of durability and ride quality. They are stiff, track very well through nasty rocks, yet never beat me up. Every element of these wheels shows the level of thought and commitment that Mercury put into them. The hubs have impressively high engagement yet low drag. The asymmetric rim allows for more even spoke tension, which further enabled Mercury to maximize durability and stiffness while keeping the weight low. The stealthy embossed graphics on the rim also look great, while remaining low key.

Ride Quality is off the hook.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I mounted them up on my Spark Ultimate since it came with an "ok" set of DT Swiss alloy wheels. I tried to like the DT's but just didn't have a performance mentality.
I read about the new X1's on bikerumor and thought they would be interesting to try them out, if nothing less they look different.
First thing I noticed when I received them was the silver stripe and the offset spoke drilling. I read their marketing and didn't buy into it 100%, but the wheels matched what they were touting where the ride quality and performance were balanced to perfection. The hub is nicely machined and has a super quick engagement, but doesn't have too loud of a clikety.
On the way home form my inaugural ride, I cut through campus where there are some flights of stairs. Yep, I pulled a Danny McCaskill and rode down them with low air pressure (not brave enough to ride without a tire, plus I am not sponsored). I bottomed out a few times and didn't notice a scratch on the actual rim.
I have ridden them a few other times where I can tell I am climbing better and able to ascend a few technical sections I am usually not able to nail.
Now that the weather is nicer where I ride, I will be able to put more miles in.