XC focused wheel set, seem soundly built with no problems to report in the first few of rides. Straight pull spokes remove the usual weak point. Shimano cup/cone bearings have always lasted well from experience, but you cannot just fit and forget them - bearings need greasing. I'm an average build and reasonably aggressive rider and I'm running these with 2.1 rear and 2.3 front tyre quite happily. Maybe I`d expect some tyre roll on firmer trails. In summary a good set of wheels at a great price from Merlin, and with quick delivery.
Was half expecting the yellow shimano decals, but luckily the mono version was sent and they are great. Couldn't find a review online so was a bit unsure about these but, decided to have them as Shimano make good stuff mostly. Can't fault this wheelset though I wish it had instructons on the disc centrelock, didnt know wether to grease spline or not