Handbuilt wheels, non disc hubs and rims for use with V-brakes.
Pair handbuilt wheels. Base price is for a Pair of Deore hubs with a Mavic XM317 rims and ACI stainless steel double butted spokes. You can choose to upgrade the hubs, rims and spokes from the drop down list. Please note all wheels are handbuilt for each order, please allow build time. These wheels are non disc.
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Please allow 5-8 days build time
Please note: As all wheels are handbuilt to order please be sure your selection and order is correct. We reserve the right to deduct any labour costs if you change or cancel a wheel order.
Hope hubs do not include skewers - they are available separately
Please note these wheels do not include rim tape.
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Happy I found these wheels at Merlin as getting a good box set of rim brake wheels has become very difficult. I ordered LX hubs, 719 rims, and straight gauge DT spokes and the build turned out nice and sturdy and they seem to be a great value. So far they've held up to commuting, curb jumps, and a couple bouts with the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. My wheels arrived in two weeks after the date of purchase, which I find to be rather prompt for bulky international shipping. I'm looking forward to getting a lot of use out of these no-nonsense wheels. I'd recommend Merlin's hand built wheels to a friend and I'd consider buying another set.
Mavic XC717 with LX hubs and DB spokes, get them while you can.
Robust, great kit, great price 1791 grams not including skewers
Delivered within a week. Fit perfect and run fine. Using them on a 94 Orange P7 commuting 12miles/day. Great value and performance.
The wheels were exactly as advertised, came with skewers, and seem well trued. Shipping was rapid and efficient though the postal service. The ability to get good wheels for v-brakes is much appreciated. 5 Stars!
For the price, brilliant. Second pair of wheels purchased from Merlin. For rim brakes, these are pretty much as good as you can get.
Was having trouble finding 26" wheels for my old Diamond Back MTB and then found a choice of hand built at Merlin. Ordered 8:40pm, a Weds, delivered Fri 2:00pm!!! & I'd chosen different axles, rims, spokes than the basic wheels-amazingly fast, and great pair of wheels
As ever, good quality wheel build and delivery service. Always buy my wheels from Merlin and never disappointed!
Limited options on the market for non-disc wheels. These are a great solution. Recommended.
Nicely built wheels. True and taut. Reasonably priced. Impressed enough to buy 2 more for my other bike.
These look quality compared to cheap wheels I had before. Very pleased with them, and faultless on the first ride (44 miles) no doubt they will give good service.
Great service from Merlin, and impressed with the wheels so far- have ridden approx 50 miles only but over some rougher terrain. So far they roll true. Looking forward to giving them more of a spin
Superbly built. Light rims and superb, smooth running hubs. (Deore xt)
Great value and feel very good on a cross country ride. Well worth going for these! Very happy!
I have no hesitation in recommending this product. I ordered the XT hubs with black spokes and black mavic 319 rims. The wheels are nice and light and very strong. These wheels were an upgrade from my standard wheels I got with my Kona mountain bike. The order was processed amazingly good. I was given tracking and a window with the drivers name and time he would be at my house. It all came packed well and quicker than I expected. Second to none in customer service and the wheels are sooooooo lovely. I will 100 per cent use Merlin for all my cycling needs.
Got these to replace existing non disc wheels fitted to a 20 year old GT Avalanche. Wheels were true and well built. I am sure these wheels will last me another 20 years.
Good quality wheels at an excellent price. I use them on my commuting bike and have done over 100 miles on them and they're dead true and I'm no lightweight. I had a back wheel, same as these, and it lasted well despite year-round commuting in Orkney, a test of any component.
I've found it extremely difficult to keep my old school v-brake Trek on the road so these wheels from Merlin were manna from heaven when I discovered problems with my original wheels. Excellent prices, good options (went for the XT hubs since these are weatherproofed and slightly lighter) and well built. Have used on my 10 mile commute for several weeks now and the wheels are running straight and true. A bargain!
Cracking set of wheels, built true and straight, couldn't ask for more and a reasonable price, upgraded to LX hubs for slightly better quality, recommended wheels for non disk specific requirements +++++++++++++
Mr Paul Szymczyk
I am very satisfied with the wheels from Merlin. I could not see any fault or shoddy craftsmanship. The wheels are nicely centred and spun smoothly without any "gravelling". My one concern had been the thickness of the rear axle but even though it turned out to be thicker than I had hoped for the rear wheel still slid in without requiring a great deal of persuasion. I am pleased I went for something a bit more expensive because the retro restoration looks sharp and is pleasing to the eye and of course the bike runs like a thoroughbred. So would use Merlin again and happy to recommend to others. Thank you.
A fantastic pair of wheels. I had the brushed steel LX hubs with black spokes and the black rim. My red Hope quick release skewers look great and further complimented with Maxxis 2.1 tyres. The wheels are strong, true and reasonably quick. My bike purrs along. So no issues or concerns yet. Merlin great as with the 29ers and 650B's. The 26" will be a thing of the past or positioned for low end bikes. So keep up the good work.
A brilliant set of wheels at a reasonable price. I brought these to replace my 10 year old Deore hubbed Mavic rimmed wheels and these are just the trick a bit lighter as well which is always good.
I've used Mavic's X717 wheels with Shimano XT hubs in the past and they have been excellent. The quality of the handbuilt wheels from Merlin seem excellent and should give many miles of cycling.
Excellent service, delivery very quick. I got the Mavic 317 rims with LX hubs. So far so good. fitted to 2006 GT Avalanche 1.0 MTB after previous rear rim wore through & split after 6k miles. Been on a few fast very bumpy off road trips and wheels are still smooth & running true. Impressed so far. Recommended!
Mr CJ Thomson
I ordered these with Hope hub option and these are an excellent set of wheels. Very well built and true.
Excellent set of wheels. Perfectly true and straight. All spokes evenly tensioned. I've always been impressed with the service from Merlin and prices are unbeatable
Best pair of wheels I have ever purchased. 18 months old and still true after many miles. Built to last. Excellent service from Merlin, they even sent me some spare spokes (I wanted spares to take on trip) for completely free!
Great Wheels! (Mavic XM317 silver rims and upgrade to XT hubs)
I bought this for my 20-year-old Cannondale MTB.
Nowadays, It is difficult to find high quality Non-disc-wheels, but Merlin supplies us a great wheels at a reasonable price.
Compared to my old wheels; handbuilt with Araya RM-17 and Deore XT 7Speed Hubs, this wheel has much stiffnes and smoothness.
So I can ride my Cannondale faster than ever!
I really recommend this wheel for old MTB users.
I hope I can ride my lovely Cannondale for another 20 years!
MZ from JAPAN
Very well built. Lovely combination of mavic XM and deore xt. Done 100 miles and still running quiet and true. See how it stands up to a heavy 100kg+ rider.
Excellent very pleased with the wheels and they are so much lighter than my old ones :)
Needed to replace the wheels on my retro build Kona, went for LX hubs with Mavic 317 rims. The build quality is second to none, they run really true, they were packaged really well and came within the week. Really pleased with them.
Got these wheels built for a converted mtb/ tourer. Mavic rims with hope hubs. Only been fitted for 2 weeks so hard to say how they will stand up to a lot of touring, the only point I can make is they look and feel top quality but the noise from the rear hub takes a bit of getting used to.
Ben from Australia
Absolutely brilliant. Wheelset came all the way to Australia quickly. Quality was excellent. No spokes pinging. Wheels perfectly true. Will definately buy again from Merlin with no hesitation.
Excellent build quality at a very affordable price and lightning fast delivery. As always a pleasure to do business with.
I needed decent wheels for an old v-brake only bike, and didn't want to buy disc hubs or high-end wheels beyond what made sense for the bike These were just the thing and I am very satisfied with them. They look nice, arrived true, roll smoothly, and are working great. The spokes are the classic round type, which was not obvious during ordering. The freewheel clicking sound is moderate in volume, more noticeable than other wheels I have, but not at all too loud.
Well Built, Speedy Delivery, Competitive Price. What more do you want?
Nice wheel set built with XT hubs and Mavic M719 rims for non disc brakes. Wheels arrived very well packed. True and round and seemingly well tensioned. First ride was 22 miles off road. After just a couple of "pings" as the first loads went on, the wheels have been great, strong and true. Very pleased:-)
I was very pleased with the wheel set on arrival, they look great and hubs are super smooth. With a lovely ticking.
Good strong rims
Prompt delivery and the wheels look fantastic. Far lighter than the original wheels on the bike and they run very true. I would have no hesitation in recommending these wheels. Quality items.
Look at a lot of web sites to find this service and once I used they did not disappoint. Great custom built service and good value for money. Wheels look great
Absolute bargain as ever... shipped to New Zealand and still about half the cost of a pair made locally!
Really well put together set of wheels. Light, fast, and a really good price.
Keen price and quick delivery. they look really good on an old school nag. Quality!
Excellent service - handbuilt to my spec and delivered within a couple of days of ordering. Wheels are top quality, and already done several miles - thanks
Fantastic service. Couldnt believe how quickly these turned up. They were packed really well, they were beautifully made and roll very smoothly. I've done a couple of big rides on them already and they're still completely true. I couldnt be happier.
Will definitely be using Merlin again, the only downside is that wiggle send sweets... :)
quick delivery for pair of perfectly built wheels. very happy and would recommend the hand built wheel service at Merlin because they provide a quality product at a low price.
Well built, arrived in 3 days! Good price for a standard solid-built wheel, non-disk are hard to come by now. So well recommended.
Fantastic wheels. Really happy to find decent wheels suitable for v brakes.
Arrived within a week of ordering, excellent quality wheels at a good price. Highly recommended!
Excellent value, nicely built and very good customer service.
Built and delivered in 3 days. Running well and staying true.
Very happy will use merlin next time I want handbuilt wheels.
Really great rims and hubs. Built very quickly and well packaged. Thanks
Mr Oliver Courtney
An excellent pair of custom MTB wheels, ordered Tuesday, dispatched Thursday, received on Friday. Really good quality ride, I recommend Merlin custom built wheels.
Pair Handbuilt Wheels - 26" - Non Disc
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