Shimano T565 700c Centre-Lock Disc Wheelset review

These new all-purpose wheels from Shimano are compatible with both rim and disc brakes (via a Shimano Centre-Lock mount), and are well built with shallow section rims and 24 semi-bladed black steel spokes.

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GBP £140.00 RRP
Shimano T565 700c Centre-Lock Disc Wheelset

Our review

Well made cheaper alternative to Mavic's Speed City
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These new all-purpose wheels from Shimano are compatible with both rim and disc brakes (via a Shimano Centre-Lock mount), and are well built with shallow section rims and 24 semi-bladed black steel spokes. The spokes are straight pull, with the nipples in the hub (a chunky affair with well sealed cup and cone internals). This configuration makes adjustments more difficult than they might otherwise be, especially on the rear drive side – not that any adjustment has been necessary in the test period. Of course, if you’re running discs then minor wobbles are less of a concern anyway.

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These wheels have been rolling well on my disc-clad urban bike for most of the autumn and they’d be an excellent choice for commuting or short tours. Or fit a set to your mountain bike (they should fit easily with a road or slim touring tyre to most mountain bikes) and you’ve got a capable tarmac machine. They’re only really likely to be of interest if you have disc brakes or are thinking of fitting them, because there are better rim-brake wheels for the same money out there. They’re not as light as a set of Mavic Speed Citys – you’re gaining about 360g a pair – but they’re £100 cheaper, and built to last.

Product Specifications

Product

Name T565 Trekking Wheelset
Brand Shimano

Available Colours Black/Silver
Description Sport/Treking bike wheel set. Compatible with Center Lock rotor mount system. Both disc brake and rim brake compatible.
Rim Size/Diameter 25.2
Rear Wheel Weight 1270
Rear Spoke Count 24
MPN WHT565Fset
Front Wheel Weight 1120
Front Spoke Count 24
Centre Lock Compatibility Yes
Material Aluminium
Rear Wheel Axle Length 135
Front Wheel Axle Length 100
Brake Compatibility Disc Brake Centre-Lock Rim Brakes
Bike Compatibility Shimano 10spd Shimano 8spd Shimano 9spd SRAM 10spd SRAM 9spd
Wheel Compatability Shimano 10spd
Wheel Size 700C
Tyre Type clincher
Skewers Included Yes