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If you're in the market for a set of bomb proof carbon wheels for either road or 'cross, then you've probably already made the correct assumption that the depth of the S5Ts are 55mm.
The S5T is a solid 24 millimeters wide, which means you can run lower PSI for added grip while carving around the last corner with unparalleled confidence to win the race.
Tested in the pro ranks on the road and 'cross by some of the top US riders, this is the perfect wheel to slice through the muddy sections at your favorite 'cross race or earning your rainbow bands at the Wednesday night World's!
The S5T are laced with Sapim's Race spokes which are capable of withstanding a claimed one million load reversals of fatigue testing while still saving weight courtesy of their proprietary butting. They connect to proprietary Mercury Race hubs, which engage with three pawls for a nearly immediate responsiveness that takes advantage of the rims' low rotational inertia. The front hub has an extra-wide 72 millimeter flange for reduced flex under hard efforts and confident stability at speed. Both hubs have oversized axles that tapers to accommodate a traditional quick release and two and four over-sized bearings in the front and back, respectively.
The Mercury S5T Wheelset comes with either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 11-speed compatible freehub body and includes skewers, valve extenders, brake pads, and rim strips. Mercury recommends a rider weight limit of 250 pounds.
Mercury's Dual Carbon Layer Process
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
Reducing heat buildup
DLP also involves the incorporation of basalt fibers in the brake track to reduce heat build-up and increase stopping power. This increased stopping power goes a long way toward addressing the poor braking that is one of the most common critiques of carbon wheels.
Mercury's Seamless Transition Technology (STT)
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.
2 yr warranty extends from the date of purchase, applies only to the original owner, and is not transferable. More info..