Mercury Wheels these days as a dealer rep, this is my third season on my Mercury carbon clinchers. And even though you may think this review will be totally biased because of that, know that I never endorse or sell products I don't believe in. It was that way when I worked in retail from simple sporting goods to high end electronics for sailboats. Its also one of the main reasons I left banking. I could no longer sell the junk the banks were throwing down the customers' throats. I have the same philosophy with Mercury Wheels. I wouldn't have become a rep if I didn't believe they were the best wheels for the money. After riding on Mercury's alloy offering, I'm even more convinced I'm selling an awesome product.Although I am "pedaling"
The hoops have a shallow aero V profile much like the Sram 27 mm deep alloys. The spokes are round, not bladed however. Just as with all Mercury Wheels, these are hand built by the artists at the Handspun facility in Wisconson. They're laced to Mercury engineered and branded hubs with Sapim Race spokes in 24/28 traditional spoke patterns. The clinchers I have weigh a respectable 1550 grams and are tubeless compatible. The wheels are also available as tubulars, another bonus for the 'cross riders out there.
Watch for Mercury Wheels in select bike shops in Utah soon. They're already available from The Bike Shoppe in Ogden and Jans Mountain Sports in Park City. If you see me at a race or ride, I'll always have both sets close by for you to check out.
Finally, it is Friday, so lets get ready for the weekend with this awesome clip of Tyler Farrar's win at last year's Tour. Its aint everyday you see the yellow jersey leading out a sprint train!