Alex Rims Adventurer Rim

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 480 grams MSRP : $30.00

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Product Description

The Alex Adventurer Rim features a double wall design for increased durability and rigidity without a big jump in weight. Wear indicator line Rim Depth:17.6 mm Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake ERD: 543 mm(26"), 608 ...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by William

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2013

Strengths:    Strong and sturdy. Run true. Double wall construction, with eyelets. Excellent rim for loaded touring.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I have over 10K miles with these rims on my Surly LHT. My Shimano XT hubs failed before the rims wore down to the point that they have to be replaced. I have ridden on pavement, sand and gravel and everything in between with no problems, and I am a 6'2"/230 lb rider. I have never had a broken spoke with these rims, NOT ONE! I have ridden over road obstacles, (not intentionally), and at speed without the wheel going out of true. Excellent for loaded touring, I have purchased a set to replace my originals. Didn't look at anything else.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rockhopperss a Weekend Warrior from upstate, NY

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2011

Strengths:    Well made, nice looking, nice braking surface, eyelets

Weaknesses:    for the price, NONE!

Bottom Line:   
These rims allowed me to build up my first wheel with maybe 1/2mm runout, and the wheel has held true. It takes a well made rim to make a good wheel, and for the price this is a tough rim. I will not hesitate to purchase another if I ever need another 26" wheel.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   CR-18s, WTB powerbeam

Bike Setup:   1995 Rockhopper SS converted

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rman a Cross Country Rider from Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2011

Strengths:    lifespan, easy to build

Weaknesses:    this is not really a weakness but the alex stickers faded and peeled off. Schwalbe marathon and marathon winter tires impossible to mount without bead lube, overpressuring and a some wrestling,and they still don't run true.

Bottom Line:   
I built wheels for my 26 inch touring bike with Alex adventurer 36h rims.These rims now have 15000 km on them(approx 3000km loaded touring).They built up easy and still run true. I ride off lots of curbs and through potholes with these. My previous touring setup was with 700c DM18 rims. The adventurer rims seem a little straighter and brake smoother than the dm18. The braking surface has worn down a fair amount from trail riding and foul weather grit.No more schwalbe tires while I have these rims.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Alex DM18

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Holmes a Weekend Warrior from Berthoud, CO

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap, bomber

Weaknesses:    Heavy?

Bottom Line:   
Outstanding rims for the $$. I'd say these are a good, less expensive alternative to Salsa Delgado Cross rims (which I love). I've ridden these with 35mm cross tires over some seriously rocky terrain, no problems.

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Favorite Trail:   Highway To Hell

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Salsa Delgado Cross

Bike Setup:   Stock wheels (w/ 36h XT hubs) on Surly LHT

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