lawman wrote:Cat With No Tail wrote:Has anyone tried the new XTR M988 wheels by any chance?
They can be had off Merlin for £450, are as light as a light thing, supposedly very strong, come in the configuration I want (15mm front, X12 rear) as standard. Oh, and they look awesome and have some tasty orange bits on them too.
I'm honestly struggling to see a reason why not.
They look great, but the fact they have cup and cone hubs puts me off massively. a mate had an set of last generation xtr hubs, he looks after his bikes to an almost degree, but even he had problems with them. Good price, but I wouldnt have them.
+1. i don't get why shimano still use the system with loose ball bearings. it's not that it doesn't work it's just that there's better hubs out there