Mercury Bikes just sent us a set of their carbon tubular wheels to review, and they look sweet. A full review will come down the road, but here’s the skinny on their new carbon hoops:

PRESS RELEASE: As 2010 draws to an end, Mercury Bikes is ready to kick of 2011 with a splash. Starting in 2011, Mercury Bikes will shift their focus to their popular line of wheels. We will begin to see two distinct lines from Mercury which will also include an alloy option. The M3, M5 and M9 series wheels are 100% carbon and hand-built in the United States by QBP/Handspun and include White Industry hubs, Sapim CXray spokes. The M-Series rims have been tested in the Pro Peloton by the Frankie Andreu led Kenda Pro Cycling p/b GEARGRINDER team.

For those cyclists racing on a budget, the S Series (S3, S5, S9) provide an unbelievable ride for the price. These are also hand-built in the United States by QBP/Handspun and include Mercury hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes. Mercury will be adding their hub design to the S Series, which come in at 290 grams per set.

Alloy wheels will also be available in both M and S Series. These wheels have been tested in a number of environments, including trail and cross events.

Kenda Pro Cycling (KPC), along with a few other teams, will be winning races again in 2011 on Mercury wheels. “When we looked for fast, reliable, sturdy wheels we looked to Mercury and they came through with a great selection,” says Frankie Andreu, Kenda Pro Cycling Director Sportif.

“I’ve listened to the feedback of KPC and now have the wheels hand-built in US to ensure durability and stability to our riders,” says Chris Mogridge, Mercury founder.

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