Shimano Deore XT 29er wheelset review

Decent cross-country hoops

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £400.00 RRP | USD $699.99
Shimano XT 29er wheelset

Our review

Well priced, well designed cross-country wheels. Not ideal in big terrain though
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The QR-axled XT hubs use 24 direct-pull double-butted spokes and angular contact bearings for better radial and lateral support. Precise bearing adjustment, double contact grease seals and easy maintenance add to the attraction.

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We like Shimano’s Center Lock disc mounts but you can convert back to six-bolt. Aluminium axles trim more weight and Shimano’s rim design has proven durable over the years for general cross-country use. Rims are fine with tubeless or tubed tyres but riders wanting over 2.3in wide might prefer a wider rim.

Product Specifications

Product

Name XT 29er Wheelset (11)
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 1956
No of Holes (Front) 24
No of Holes (Rear) 24