All-mountain riding has spawned a number of long-travel, though-axle forks that are light and tough, and having the right wheels completes the equation. Shimano's Deore XT wheelset fits the bill beautifully with its oversize axles, Shimano XT hubs with fully rebuildable precision angular-contact bearings, and stout 20mm front hub shell. The rear XT hub has been designed for quick engagement and minimum drag, too, so it's perfect for pedal kicks, technical riding and wheelie drops. The wide rims add beefiness and support nice, wide tires, while Shimano's Center Lock rotor mount makes installation a breeze.
|Model||Tubeless (also accepts standard tires)|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||Stainless-steel: bladed/butted|
|Axle(s)||7075 T6 aluminum|
|Skewer(s)||Front: 20mm through axle, rear: quick-release|
|Weight (Front/Rear)||2,050 grams/pair|
|Cassette Compatibility||Shimano 9-speed (cassette sold separately)|
* Subject to change without notice.