Best look gravel wheels ever!
Superb lateral stiffness.
Best energy transmit from hubs to tyres.
Stable rims without nipples and spokes.
Easy tubeless application.
Effectively reduce vibrations.
Aero tear drop shape blades.
Full carbon monocoque.
EN ISO standards approved.
Ready for: Gravel, Road Plus, CX, XC
Size: 622mm (700c)
Used material: 800 UD
Maximum rider weight: 110kg
For tyres: 30-50/622mm
Weight: 1490g ±30g
Outside rim width: 27mm
Inside rim width: 22mm
Rim depth: 36,6mm
Rim type: Hookless, tubeless
Rear hub is based on DT Swiss 350 ratched hub
Rear Axle: 142x12mm
Front axle: 100x12mm (or 100x15mm)
Disc: IS 6-bolt
Freehub Body: Shimano & SRAM 11sp (or SRAM XD)
After long months of developing and testing we want to introduce our full carbon Merit Windmill wheelset. Our job was to prepare best look ever wheels for all-round gravel riding. Fast for long flat roads and together nimble for hilly and snaky paths.
Balanced weight for great rolling, good climbing and sufficient durability. Wide rims for comfy gravel tyres. Proven hubs insides for great rotation and easy service. No niples and spokes.
This is not about tyre testing, but about compatibility with our wheels - installing, removing etc.
✦✦✦✦✦ Panaracer Gravelking SK TLC 40-622 (700Cx38)
✦✦✦✦✦ Panaracer Gravelking SK TLC 43-622 (700Cx43)
✦✦✦✦✧ Panaracer Gravelking TLC 40-622 (700Cx38)
✦✦✦✦✧ Panaracer Gravelking TLC 32-622 (700Cx32)
✦✦✦✦✦ Teravail Cannonball 700Cx38
✦✦✦✦✧ Soma Cazadero 700Cx50
✦✦✧✧✧ WTB Riddler 700Cx37 - tight
✦✦✦✦✧ Schwalbe G-One 700Cx40
✦✦✦✦✧ Ritchey WCS Speedmax 700Cx40
So, unsurprisingly, the Windmill Wheels are stiff. Interestingly though, I do not feel any more beaten up than normal so they are not so stiff as to be uncomfortable.
Power transfer is excellent. Put the hammer down and expect an instant response, because that is what you get. These wheels are fast so, if you are a speed junkie, you will love them.
Looking to create something a bit more unique, Merit Bikes has developed a new 5-spoke carbon wheelset for fast gravel riding. Designed to crossover into wide tire all-road or even the other direction to cross-country, the Merit Windmill wheels use a mid-width hookless carbon rim, industry standard hub internals with modular thru-axle compatibility, and are engineered to deliver a balance of light weight & stiffness when paired with large volume tubeless tires.