Written by Mirko
I tested the PM XL27 on my Spicy for a few months and I really enjoyed it. Aesthetically they are perfect thanks to the captivating personalized graphics that this year PMP will give to the customer. For the XL27 you can choose from 5 colors: white, red, orange, blue, yellow and metallic stealth black.
On the entire range of wheels PMP offers a service of Crash Replacement for repair or replacement of the damaged wheel for breakage or accidental damage at a price up to 50% less than the original, just register the product at the time of purchase to activate service.
They are really sliding circles both up and down thanks to the ceramic bearings in Silicon Nitride that improve performance: this material is about 2.5 times lighter than steel and with higher mechanical hardness characteristics.
The use of spheres with a smaller diameter, greater hardness and less friction, allow an increase in the smoothness of the ceramic bearing compared to a standard steel bearing.
The driving sensations are excellent from the first descent.
The wheels are rigid and light at the right point and can be exploited to the maximum in all situations. They performed well both in the trajectory changes and on technical sections.
On all the PMP wheels the settling process is done which is done during assembly. It is used to eliminate the loss of tension due to the settling of the wheel when starting to use it.
In these months we tortured them between sun and mud and the wheels remained perfectly centered.
They are also Hookless, so they do not have the typical inverted J-shaped hook, but they have a straight edge. This allows to have a rim of the rim more resistant to impacts and also a lower risk of stalling.
The PMP rims are also tubeless ready and it has been easy to fit the tires, thanks to the increased pitch diameter and the anti-bead profile.
PMP Bike is a brand that should not be underestimated at the purchase of new wheels. The prices are in line with the market and the excellent quality is to be appreciated... No doubt they are a pair of wheels that I recommend.
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The XL27 wheelset is made for the most technical trails that are a real challenge for you and your bike.
These wheels have no peers. They have been tested in the toughest Enduro competitions and they are ready to satisfy the riders’ most demanding needs, guaranteeing driving pleasure and durability at the same time.
The 27 mm wide rim is asymmetric, tubeless ready and hard wearing. The large inner hoop is perfect for a consistent use even with generously sized tires and low pressures. Rigidity is achieved by our own assembly technique that creates a precise and durable wheel.
The XL27 can give you a real thrill on your Enduro and Freeride adventures. The pair of wheels is provided with anodized tubeless valves and tubeless rim tape.3 years Warranty and Crash Replacement service.
WEIGHT 27.5″/29″: 1880g / 1940g
INTERNAL WIDTH: 27mm
EXTRENAL WIDTH: 33 mm
PROFILE HEIGHT: 20mm
SPOKES : butted 2-1,8-2 mm
NIPPLES: Ottone Self-locking
FRONT : PP15 STD, PP15 BOOST
REAR: 12×135, 12×142 STD, 12×148 BOOST
FREEWHEEL: Shimano 10/11v, SRAM XD
WEIGHT LIMIT : 100 kg
MAXIMUM PRESSURE: 3 bar
COLOR: Red, Blu, Yellow, Orange, White
Wheelset price 699 €