Superb wheels, well built! Still straight after about 500 miles of use. Merlin offers a great choice of rims, spokes etc. and of course the different colors for the hubs.
Wow, what set of wheels, brought them a few months ago and I just seem to be having more and more fun with them. A real step up from the original set of factory fitted set. Well built and they look really cool!
These wheels have transformed my bike, they are so much better than the original ones supplied by specialized. This is the fourth set of handbuilt wheels I have bought from Merlin (I have them on three mountain bikes), and they are fantastic.
I love the Freehub noise.
Delivery from Merlin was excellent as usual.
Fantastic wheels, well built and solid. I've had many wheels built at Merlin over the years and are still using a set bought in the late 90's, the build quality is that good.
Hope hubs are their usual superb quality and XM719 rims perfect for AM use.
A great well built, and reasonably priced set of wheels
Quality components, professional build, pretty light and very strong. Why buy anything else ?
Just had first ride on the new wheels (Hope Pro 2's with ZTR rims) stunning!!! They are stiff light and soooo smooth - not the first set of pro2's I`ve had but have always been on heavy rims. The pick up is awesome and for the money I don`t think you will buy better value. They are fitted to a Cotic Soul frame but cannot see how they would not benefit whatever you ride xc/trail wise.
Specced them and paid and recieved the finished wheels within 3 days - Merlin will make it difficult to spend money elsewhere with service like that.
Treat yourself to a pair you wont regret it
Really strong and well built wheels straight out the box. No scratches or imperfections. The HOPE hubs are super smooth and the Mavic rims I specced are as strong as I'll need.
Great set of wheels very well built and great service!
This is the second set of custom-built wheels I have had from Merlin. The last set was in 1999, and are still in use. However, I wanted these for a new-build project. Once again, suberbly built, amazingly quick turnaround and at a great price.
Fantastic wheels bought for Grandsons Xmas present but could not wait that long to have them.They look and sound excellent.
These look the dogs danglies and are very light yet feel very strong. Orded Monday delivered Wednesday what more can I say.
Good service and support when I was wondering why I had only received one box!
Very reassuring click from the back end of my bike now I have these fitted. There is a noticeable rolling difference now which has shaved a couple of minutes off my ride to work. Thanks to Merlin for pre-purchase advice on rims etc, and for getting the wheels posted to me when they said they would.
Delighted with these wheels. Pro 2 Evo hubs onto Mavic XM719 rims make for a light and strong wheelset at an excellent price. Ordered on a Saturday - delivered on the following Tuesday so top service too. Highly recommended.
The best sounding rear hub ever built! It keeps the bears away in Canada. These wheels are super light and amazingly well built. I would recommend this wheel set to anyone looking for a solid set of wheels. On top of everything mentioned above, the folks at the Merlin Cycles have the best price on these wheels anywhere in the world. I got free shipping to Canada.....didn't have to pay any duties and I had them in less than 2 weeks.