Road wheelset: Mach 1 240 rims/Shimano Deore hubs review

Strong and reliable but not for the weight conscious

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £114.98 RRP | USD $164.76
Mach 1 240/Shimano Deore hub wheelbuild

Our review

Strong and reliable performers… but they’re definitely not light
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If you want strength and reliability and aren’t too worried about weight, these wheels are definitely worth a look. 


They’re built up from Shimano’s mid-range mountain bike hubs and Mach 1’s chunky and ultra-stiff 240 rims which come with reinforcing spoke hole eyelets and are intended to handle the rigours of city biking and trekking. 

Laced up with 38 straight-gauge, three-cross spokes on each wheel, they’re far from light and getting them up to speed takes a lot more effort than with some of the lighter options. But once there, they spin along slickly on hubs that stayed well-adjusted throughout testing. 


They weren’t especially true out of the box, but our best wheel wrecker put a whole lot of miles into them, including plenty across the semi-surfaced roads of Salisbury Plain, and didn’t make them any worse. They’ll handle all urban riding with minimal maintenance and are tough enough for most touring duties.

Product Specifications


Name Mach 1 240/Shimano Deore hub Wheelset (09)
Brand Mach 1

Description Mach 1 240 rims built onto Shimano Deore hubs
Spokes Lacing Crossed 3
Front Hub Model Deore
Front Spoke Count 38
Front Wheel Weight 1030
Rear Hub Model Deore
Rear Spoke Count 38
Rear Wheel Weight 1306