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randy H.

randy H.

randy H.

randy H.wrote a review of on March 21, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As others have said these are great cross tires. But...

I used them only as race tires so low miles but after sitting for awhile, the sidewall / bead bulged out for about an 8" section and would not hold the rim. The same thing happened to me with a Schwalbe G-One tire. One day I found the sidewall / bead bulged out and the tire would just blow off the rim when inflated. These two tires probably share the same or similar bead and casing.

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randy H.

randy H.wrote a review of on November 3, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this light as a backup or spare for several years and I'm amazed that it's always ready to go. I've used it for a number of several hour rides and I'm waiting for the battery to die but it hasn't. I think the key is the CR2032 batteries. I've owned a number of lights that use regular AAA batteries and it seems the batteries are always dead or corroded or leaking after sitting for a time.

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randy H.

randy H.wrote a review of on August 4, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

i bought these as road wheels for my 2018 Giant TCX w front and rear 12mm thru axles. When I swap out the stock wheels for either my Stan's Iron Cross or Grail, all wheel sets drop right in and I think I barely had to tweak the rotors once and I don't have to adjust the shifting between the rear wheels.

But for the Mercury, the 12mm front TA wouldn't go through. Well that's weird. Turns out the 12mm hub adapters for the Giant stock wheels and Stan's have an OD of 19mm, but the Mercury 12mm adapters have an OD of 21mm (measured w digital caliper). That 2mm is enough so when the hub seats in the fork, the axle hole is off center with the holes in the fork and the TA won't go in.

On the back, when I first put in the wheel, right off the bat it's clear the disc brake rotor will need a spacer, and the shifting is off. Neither of these issues are unusual swapping different rear wheels or hubs, but there it is.

I emailed Mercury and didn't get a reply which is disappointing.

But as others have suggested, these wheels hit a sweet spot between price and quality, so I'm going to have the front adapters machined, space the rear rotor, and deal with the shifting.

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