M5 Carbon Disc Road Wheelset - Clincher by Mercury Wheels
While the UCI sorts out its rules around discs, the mortals among us can take full advantage of the powerful modulation and confident stopping that accompany disc-equipped road bikes. Even better, wheelsets like Mercury Wheels' M5 Carbon Disc Road Clincher Wheelset allow you to harness all those braking advantages while also gaining a big dose of aerodynamic speed. The M5's 55mm depth is purpose built for forward speed, commonly touted as the ideal profile to serve as an all-around wheelset for those of us who live in all but the most mountainous of terrain. You'll sacrifice a bit of climbing prowess for that depth, but the M5 makes up for it in spades when you hit the flats and leave the low-profile featherweights in the dust.The rim width is also worth a mention, because at first glance, the 16mm internal width is narrow compared to the current trends racing towards ever wider rims. However, it falls right in line with recommendations for an ideal platform to house the 25mm tires so commonly found within the peloton. That 16mm rim is also compatible with 23mm tires, allowing the traditionalists among us to make the jump to disc without also having to also adjust to a new tire type.
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