The Story:

Our 2019 off-road line up has been redesigned for the new season to get your rig up the mountain, across the gravel and over the line faster than ever before. With many riders using wider, and wider tires these days, you may think that XC specific wheelsets are going by the wayside - not here at Mercury. Whether you are a serious XC racer, a gravel grinder or just prefer the classic ride characteristics of a skinnier rim and traditional width tire, this wheelset is right up your alley. They can pick their way up a technical rock stairset as confidently as a Nepalese mountain goat, rip downhill, and corner with the precision of a surgeons scalpel.

Two acronyms that you will get used to hearing with this wheelset will be - K.O.M., and P.R.! Our G3 wheels are all about efficiency, and getting every last watt from your legs transferred to the trail. The rim is a solid 30mm wide, and 24mm deep providing a stiff, responsive, yet forgiving ride. Our hand built wheels are laced two-cross with Sapim Double butted spokes, and alloy nipples to trim weight, all centered around our sealed-bearing, Mercury designed hubs that can convert from thru axle to QR easily so you can use it on your whole fleet of bikes, regardless of drop out standards. The set comes in at a respectable 1,644g. Which is only about 100g heavier than the competitions full carbon XC options, at about half the price.

They're also available in two sizes - 700c (29") or 650b (27.5") to help fit a multitude of applications and/or conversions.

The Details: 

  • Rim(s) / Size: Mercury G3C / 700c (29") or 650b (27.5")
  • Rim Material: Black annodized shot-peened alloy w/ laser welded seam
  • Tire interface / mounting: Clincher / Tubeless Compatible
  • Braking Use: Disc Brake
  • Depth: 22mm 
  • External Width: 30mm
  • Internal Width: 25mm
  • Hub(s): Mercury sealed bearing - 24°
  • Freehub body / Cassette Interface: Shimano 9/10/11 or SRAM XDR
  • Axle(s): 12x100 / 12x142mm - can be converted to QR or 15mm or BOOST - 15x110 / 12x148mm
  • Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Nipples: Sapim Brass
  • Hand-built in Utah
  • Laser etched logos
  • Weight in grams: 1644 grams per set (+/- 2%)
  • Warranty: 2 year(s) against manufacturer's defects extended to the product's original owner. 
  • What's included: Tubeless tape / rim strip, tubeless valves and cassette spacer 
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Mercury supports standard 100mm and boost 110mm front wheel 15mm thru-axle systems. We can convert thru-axles to accommodate quick releases if your fork requires the use of a quick release. Front axle specifications are provided by your fork manufacturer.  Rear axle configuration is determined by your frame. You can find most in the specs section of the manufacturer website.

Standard = 15mm x 100mm Thru-axle Front
Boost = 15mm x 110mm Thru-Axle Front

12x142 is the most common current rear axle configuration for all-mountain bikes.

12x148 is boost.  Rear axle configuration is determined by your frame. You can find most in the specs section of the manufacturer website.

WARRANTY: 2 yr warranty extends from the date of purchase, applies only to the original owner, and is not transferable. 

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