Shimano WH-M 565 LX review

Shimano has always been at the forefront of MTB innovation, and that even extends to its lower priced complete wheelsets. The 565 gets a conventional centreline spoke insert, compared to the side hooked 765.

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GBP £150.00 RRP
Shimano WH-M 565 LX

Our review

Innovative durable wheels based on excellent hubs
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Shimano has always been at the forefront of MTB innovation, and that even extends to its lower priced complete wheelsets. The 565 gets a conventional centreline spoke insert, compared to the side hooked 765. This leaves the sidewalls free for a machined braking surface so they’ll work with V-brakes as well as discs. Like Shimano’s top end wheels, the spokes are reversed with ‘head in the rim’ and ‘nipple at the hub’ to reduce outside edge weight for a faster feel than the medium weight suggests.

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The 24 spokes are aero bladed and laced 2-cross, except on the drive side which is radial. Where Shimano really shines is in the hubs, whose cup and cone bearing and freehub longevity are legendary, as long as you dismantle the very effective labyrinth seals and service them occasionally. The wheels only come in Centerlock rotor mount versions though, so you’ll need to buy Shimano disc brakes.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Deore LX WH M565 Wheelset
Brand Shimano

Available Colours Black/Silver Silver
Material Aluminium
Tyre Type clincher
Hub Material Anodised Aluminium
Wheel Size 26
Spoke Material Steel
Bike Compatibility Shimano 10spd Shimano 8spd Shimano 9spd SRAM 10spd SRAM 9spd
Brake Compatibility Disc Brake Disc Brake Centre-Lock Rim Brakes
Front Tyre Size 26x1.5
Rear Tyre Size 26x1.5
Centre Lock Compatibility Yes
Description Center Lock and rim brake compatible
Front Spoke Count 24
Front Wheel Weight 972
Rear Spoke Count 24
Rear Wheel Weight 1166