Mercury Wheels M1 Disc Brake Wheelset - Clincher

Solid training.

As much as you love your 'cross wheels, knobby tires just aren't as fun on pavement when you're trying to throw down for county sign sprints in a pack of skinny tires. What your 'cross bike needs is a solid set of affordable aluminum hoops like the Mercury Wheels M1 Disc Brake Clincher Wheelset for a dose of roadie speed to knock out summer base miles and pastry-fueled group rides. Made from lightweight yet durable alloy, these wheels are the ideal training companion to give your 'cross bike new life on the road and let your race wheels take a break from the elements.

The M1's 18mm internal rim width belies a road-focused intention to provide a solid platform for today's trend of 25mm tires, and tubeless compatibility empowers those of us looking to ditch the tubes and reap the benefits of lower tire pressure and a smoother ride. While we wouldn't necessarily recommend mounting 33mm 'cross tires on rims this narrow, the tubeless compatibility and a quick consultation of the ETRTO charts indicate that they'll also serve as pit wheels in a pinch when your usual spares are at the shop for maintenance.

  • A sturdy aluminum disc brake road wheel
  • Aluminum rim construction balances strength, weight, and cost
  • Shallow rim depth remains stable in the wind
  • Ideal internal rim width for today's wider road tire trends
  • Laser etched logos won't peel away
  • Compatible with 6-bolt disc rotors
  • Includes end caps for 12mm and 15mm front thru-axles
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Damaged Rim

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ordered these rims off of Backcountry. When we received them, there were 2 spokes that were bent and a scratch on the edge of the front rim. I contacted Mercury and the asked me to send pictures. About an hour later, I was told that a front replacement rim would be sent out in addition to a return label for the damaged rim. I received my new rim 3 days later with a complimentary shirt for my troubles. Which was really no trouble at all! Exceptional customer service. Very quick with the response and absolutely the easiest return I have ever dealt with. I can see me purchasing more rims from Mercury in the future. As a union employee with the United Auto Workers 249, it's great to know I can purchase and American made product!

great wheelset

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

ran this with 15/100 front 12/142 rear TA with schwable rocket ron 33s and its perfect smooth light wheelset way better than the stocks i had. plus cant beat the price and exceptional customer service from CC

Can I set these up with the SRAM XD for their 1x system?

hey Jason, this hub won't work with XD.

Jason,



These can be run with an XD driver for a 1x system. If you have any questions about this wheelset or 1x setups please feel free to let me know.



adickinson@backcountry.com

(801)204-4686

all our disc hubs can run SRAM XD drivers.

Approximate weight?

1680 grams Eric

Great wheel at an even better price

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

First, you can't beat the price point for a wheel as versatile as these. I put these on a CX bike with 15mm / 12mm TA front/back. I ignored the description around tire size and put some Schwalbe G1's in 35mm on. Took the bike for a ~40mile gravel / road ride and they worked out perfect. They worked every bit as well as some custom wheels I own which I paid a lot more for, and from what I can tell they are very close in weight also. Add to that the great service at Comp Cyclist, where they called to let me know the order was shipping, and a follow up call to see if I had any questions. I agree with the reviewers comment re: rim tape, however that was a quick fix. Thumbs up so far!

Great wheel at an even better price

Do these come taped up for tubeless, or are they just rim strips?

Rim Strips.

Tire sizing for these wheels, etc.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First off I'm going to gripe about the completely dumb write up for this wheelset so I apologize. Then I'll comment on these wheels.

The write up states, "the M1's 18mm internal rim width belies a road-focused intention to provide a solid platform for today's trend of 25mm tires," and also: "while we wouldn't necessarily recommend mounting 33mm 'cross tires on rims this narrow, the tubeless compatibility and a quick consultation of the ETRTO charts indicate that they'll also serve as pit wheels in a pinch."
Hilarious. If you actually DO consult the ETRTO chart as they suggest (which they clearly haven't done) you would see that this width of wheelset is just barely useable with tires as small as 25mm. Actually, the 33mm cross tires that they "wouldn't reccomend" fall right into the middle of the ETRTO recommendations for tire size. In other words 33mm tires are a great fit for this size of wheelset. This write up is misleading for reasons I can't understand.
Now the wheels. I have had great luck with these wheels and might actually buy another set for a second cross/gravel bike I'm building. The set I currently have has probably seen less than 1000 miles but much has been on rough, washboard gravel logging roads and singletrack. They are still straight and true. Also, the conditions I've ridden in have been ridiculously wet and muddy at times for hours and everything is still tip top. Seems like a good product for the price IMO.

I currently have skewers. Will this wheel work with skewers instead of thru-axles?

Hi Patrick,



These will not work with skewers. It does not appear that Mercury makes replacement end caps to allow these to work with skewers either. Give us a call at 888-276-7130 if you have further questions!

the M1 disc are shipped with QR adapters (in addition to 12mm, and 15mm) for the front, and thru axle only rear. most current CX or road disc bikes are 12x142 rear, but axle standards for the fork havent been nailed down yet, hence why we provide the front options. if you need the rear adapter, we have them available online at- https://mercurycycling.com/collections/accessories/products/mtb-qr-rear-axle-end-caps

the M1 disc are shipped with QR adapters (in addition to 12mm, and 15mm) for the front, and thru axle only rear. most current CX or road disc bikes are 12x142 rear, but axle standards for the fork havent been nailed down yet, hence why we provide the front options. if you need the rear adapter, we have them available online at- https://mercurycycling.com/collections/accessories/products/mtb-qr-rear-axle-end-caps

the M1 disc are shipped with QR adapters (in addition to 12mm, and 15mm) for the front, and thru axle only rear. most current CX or road disc bikes are 12x142 rear, but axle standards for the fork havent been nailed down yet, hence why we provide the front options. if you need the rear adapter, we have them available online at- https://mercurycycling.com/collections/accessories/products/mtb-qr-rear-axle-end-caps

What does white/6 bolt mean? Is that just the decal color?
Thanks

Hi David,



White is referring to the decal color. 6-bolt is referring to the rotor mounting style. Feel free to call us at 888-276-7130 or email me at kharker@backcountry.com if you have other questions.

Great wheelset. Love them for CX

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These wheels totally transformed my All-City Nature Boy. I bought a singlespeed CX bike kind of on a dare, and suffered like a dog for the first year I rode it. When I was getting ready for cross season I looked immediately to the wheels to upgrade the bike. I spent time researching wheels, talking to friends, even demo'd some other brands, and decided on the Mercury set.

Here's the best way I can describe the difference these wheels have made on my bike.

I have a singletrack / CX type trail close to my house, and have raced and trained a LOT out there. I know the lines well and there's a rideup / runup that needs the right speed, cornering to get up. I went out on the bike with my old wheelset and this little hill ate my lunch. I have to carry speed through a corner and then get almost all the way up, then stand, grind the teeth, pull hard on the bars and hopefully make it over with almost a full revolution on the cranks. Tried twice, and just couldn't clean it.

I got the Mercury set the next week, mounted the same tires and tubes and hit that trail again. I hadn't ridden all week, and first pass, up and over. I carried more speed around the approach corner, and more power went into the push at the top. It was a blast.

The wheels made such a huge difference. I'm a big dude and even standing on a singlespeed, if they flex I don't notice it.

In terms of the durability, they have taken a core shot on both the front and the rear - on separate occasions. I hit a root with the front, and a rock the rear, and they are still true and no flat spots.

Great wheels for a cross bike or a 29er

    I got these wheels to use on my adventure/cross bike. Things I like:
    Rims are very easy to setup tubeless.
    Hubs are robust and flexible, you should be able to use with any cassette and qr/axle configuration.
    Well built with even tension; many months of hard riding and everything is straight and true.
    They look great with the subtle laser etched logos.
    My only complaint is the rim strips that come with them. They are cheap and don't stay in place well.

    Fantastic Versatile Wheel

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've specified the M1 Disc on many of the latest custom frames coming out of my shop. From gravel, cyclocross, hardtail 29er - all the way to disc randonneur, this wheel covers all the basis. As a bonus, the ability to quickly change between QR, 12mm and 15mm thru-axle, makes this wheel a fantastic option for a wide variety of riding disciplines.

    Fantastic Versatile Wheel

    Love these wheels. Very happy with them

      Got these for my gravel bike I have been really happy with them. I definitely recommend them

      can these be setup for front quick-release?

      Yes. You'll just need the QR Front End Cap and QR Rear Axle/End Cap. I believe Competitive includes the front end caps, you'll just want to purchase the rear axle/end cap from Mercury: https://mercurycycling.com/collections/accessories/products/mtb-qr-rear-axle-end-caps

      Almost certainly yes. On my bike I have the rear setup with QR, I believe the front can be too. The hubs are very flexible.