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Shimano XT M788 Wheelset

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USD$299.99 60% off USD$749.99 msrp
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Shimano XT M788 Trail Wheelset

The Shimano WH-M788 Trail wheels are the perfect wheels for your cross country mountain bike. UST and tubed tire compatible, you’ll be able to run almost any tire type on the market. The M788 wheels are tough, lightweight, and designed to hit high speeds. Unlike most cross country wheels, there isn’t any sacrifice here. Shimano kept the rigidity of the previous XT wheels while further reducing the weight. The M788 wheels are mud and water resistant, so you won’t have to worry about damaging your favorite wheelset. The super quick engaging freehub body means that every pedal stroke counts towards forward progression.

  • Wheels sold as a set, 26"
  • Keep previous XT wheel's rigidity balance even reduce weight
  • 15mm E-thru stiff axle (WH-M785-F15)
  • Mud and water resistant capability increased design
  • Quick engagement freehub body (36/360 degree) for perfect traction
  • CENTER LOCK rotor mounts for easy and quick installation
  • High quality sealing Cup & Cone bearing
  • UST tubeless and tubed tire compatible
  • Weight: 1880 grams

Per sku info:

  • 142x12mm rear:  Front and rear, for centerlock disc, 24H OLD:100/142MM, F:15/R12MM E-THRU TYPE, CLINCHER/ TUBELESS
  • 135mm QR rear:  Front and rear, for centerlock disc, 24H F 15MM E-THRU TYPE, Rear QR length:168MM, CLINCHER/ TUBELESS

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Shimano XT M788 Wheelset
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (5)
    • Upgrade (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    So far so good

    By Extra Anejo

    from Santa Cruz CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Am Strong
    • Cup-n-cone
    • Lightweight
    • Shimano Reliability
    • Ust Ready

    Cons

    • Axle Not Convertible
    • Cup-n-cone

    Best Uses

    • Trailam Non-clyde

    Comments about Shimano XT M788 Wheelset:

    For the current sale price of $299, these can't be beat. They came perfectly true and tensioned, and with a rear skewer and front 15mm lockring. Tubeless tires were a cinch to mount with my floor pump. I'm not crazy about the anodized graphic treatment on the rims, but some might dig it.

    The rims are 21mm internal width. Better than most XC offerings, and holding my 2.3-2.5 tires well, but not quite as wide as the current crop of AM/trail stuff. But whaddya want for $299?

    The rear hub has quicker engagement than other Shimano hubs Ive used, and noticeably so. Cup and cone is old tech, but will last nearly forever with proper care and maintenance.

    Only ridden them about a month, but they've taken a moderate beating (5-ft. drops to flat about the worst so far) without a whimper.

     
    5.0

    Solid Performance

    By Keithv

    from TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shimano XT M788 Wheelset:

        I run these wheels tubeless, with great results. These were my first tubeless set, and I'm not going back to tubes. I had to buy a centerlock lock ring that fit the 15mm hub, but no other issues. I am very impressed with the strength, weight, and looks of these wheels. Strong buy rating!

         
        4.0

        Outstanding value!!

        By gdub

        from bakerafield, ca

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shimano XT M788 Wheelset:

          Used this set for 4 years and they were indestructible. I ride aggressively and was on a budget so durability was important. Recommended for its intended use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great Wheel Set

          By Dirt Rider 16

          from Orange County CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Mountain Biking
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Shimano XT M788 Wheelset:

            I think this is a great wheel set. I don't think that you can ever go wrong when it comes to the XT line. These are great out of the box, no need to true them. I like the simple design, in not one for flash, just function.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good Set

            By Matt

            from Santa Clarita, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XT M788 Wheelset:

                Get wheel set. Sturdy and they look good.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                The best

                By Fred

                from Long beach, ca

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT M788 Wheelset:

                  Strong and fast... Fits my riding style

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great wheels at a perfect price!!!

                  By Ktcho

                  from San Antonio Texas

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Awsome Graphics
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight
                  • Love The Way They Sound

                  Cons

                  • None so far

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racing
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Shimano XT M788 Wheelset:

                  The Wheelset that came with my Santa Cruz Superlight, use xt hubs, they are light and strong, they can take a lot of abuse and yet keep them selves in perfect shape. I love the sound they do going downhill!!!!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  "The go to wheel"

                  By nrad2000

                  from Riverside

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Good price
                  • Looks Cool
                  • Nice Handling

                  Cons

                  • Need More Bling

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Riding
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Shimano XT M788 Wheelset:

                  From my stock Bontrager wheels these XT shimano's is fantastic. They are my Go To Wheels. I'm running tubeless Tires and at very low tire pressure the handling is just incredible. The control is pure awesome. And coming down technical single track is a joy. My XT wheels came straight and true out of the box. I do wish the wheel had a little bit of Bling, perhaps more decal or something. At this price sold at Jenons is unbeatable. And, if you find them cheaper else where they will match it. I do not work for Jensons but I do buy from them a lot.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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