I bought a rear wheel as part of a rebuild of a 2007 Roubaix. Mechanically, the wheel has allowed me to convert the bike to an 11-speed cassette. The ordering process was simple, the wheel arrived very well packaged and protected exactly on-time. The wheel runs true and very closely matches the original spec. As an amateur, I cannot tell if this is the most aerodynamic or lightest wheel, but I do know that riding my bike is a joy again and that I am 100% delighted with this purchase, so much so that I might buy a new front wheel as well.
Great delivery service by Merlin. The wheel pinged audibly over first 100 metres on first ride which was presumably the spokes moving and then settled down. Checked at end of first ride and it needed to be trued as it was 2mm or so out. Have used the same combination of hub and rim in the past, so trust that it will give good service from now on.
Open Pro + 105 is the perfect combination of affordable/durable/performance. My current pair have lasted a bit over 6 years and slowly been rotated from training wheels, to a couple of seasons of amateur hour cyclocross, to touring before finally seeing out their days on the super commuter getting thrashed into and out of the city everyday.
Awesome wheel, great quality at an unbeatable price. The mavic open pro is the standard for good quality training and even racing wheels. Expedited shipment to the US was blazing fast too!
Great wheels, lots of spokes, really good rolling. Feel bomb proof and as a London commuter this was my main requirement.
Not the lightest but not heavy, roll realy nicely. Confidence inspiring on descents and corners
Quality at the price is exceptional. Supplied with the new FH-5800 11/10 speed Hub.
Mavic Open Pro rim is bomber too.
Altogether not the lightest, but strong and reliable.
Excellent quality wheel, strong, light, free rolling and looks good too. Nice one.
Great wheel. True out of the box. 848g front, 1049g rear (excl. skewers). Smooth rolling hubs, excellent reliability. Rear has lasted me several thousand kms and is still perfectly true. Recently purchased front to match.
I needed a strong , light, serviceable rear wheel for my winter commuting bike and so far this has been perfect! (100 miles a week in January mostly in the dark with lots of potholes) it seems very tough, and it's nice to know spares are available unlike the wheel I just replaced.
Great service and wheels now fitted to my winter bike. They roll really well and seem very solid - very happy.
Exceptional value from the product and the exceptional service from Merlin will ensure that I keep coming back.
I have used these wheels before and they are tough as teak training wheels that will take whatever my 105kg carcass can throw at them - crashes excluded lol, hence the requirement for some new ones.
The price of these delivered was about the same cost of a rim in WA, Australia and the delivery time was faster than from Sydney.
Keep up the good work Merlin
Sturdy, strong road wheels for those of us not looking to spend a small fortune. Not the lightest wheels around but as a good winter training wheel hard to beat.
Lovely set of wheels, fast delivery and good communication and ease of tracking.