Mercury Wheel Technology
Mercury works closely with some of the world’s leading carbon engineers to push the envelope to design the perfect wheel set for varying conditions and terrains. Mercury focuses on wheel strength, aerodynamics and weight during the design phase.
Rim Strength - Our engineers created the Dual Carbon Layup Process (DLP), which joins high and mid modulus carbon weaves creating the strongest and lightest rims on the market. We sent our wheels to an independent laboratory in Colorado, who has tested the lateral stiffness on most of the wheels on the market. Couple the DLP with our new 25mm wide rim platform and you will find the strongest and stiffest wheels on the market.
Aerodynamics - Once we perfected the DLP, we shifted our focus to the Aerodyanmics of the Mercury rims. Our engineers developed the Seamless Transition Technology (STT) resulting in a dramatic increase in even air flow. This proprietary rim shape seamlessly integrates the braking surface to the rest of the rim.
Weight - Weight is a very important part of a wheel due to inertia, which is your friend and enemy. Inertia is the controlling factor on how many watts you need to produce to start your wheel rolling and keep it rolling at the desired speed. The lighter the rotating weight, the less power you will need to generate forward motion. On the other side of the coin, the lighter your wheels the more power it will take you to keep the wheels moving at your desired speed. Of course this is all dependent on the course (flat or hilly).
There is a definite balance of weight, wheel strength and aerodynamics that come into play when a wheel is designed. There are varying riding styles, terrain and specialties each rider will need use to determine which set of Mercury wheels is perfect for them. Be it hill climbs, crits, road races, time trials, triathlons; Mercury has designed a set of wheels perfect for you!