The Alex DX32 rim is pinned joint with CNCd sidewall for great durability and strength. Rim Depth: 15.7 mm Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake ERD: 550 mm Valve: Schrader Tire Type: Clincher Weight: 770 g Wi...
Bike Setup: mondraker petrol similar frame, rochshox boxxer team, Fox DHX 3, shimano deore brakes, atomlab GI hubs
a Weekend Warrior
from Fremont, CA
Date Reviewed: January 25, 2011
Strengths: Strong, wide
Weaknesses: heavy, ugly
Though a bit dated, this rim used to be the only kid on the block for DH and trials. I just recently swapped out my rhyno lites on the rear as I'm doing more trials stuff. The wide stance really decreases the potential for pinch flats for a given pressure. The width also improves my ledge grip. Aside from trials, I also rode some dj, trails, and pavement on these. I must say, I don't really notice the added weight or any handling issues. For my purposes, this is exactly what I'm looking for.
As a side note, one of my trials buddies has also switch to dx32's and has been gapping 8-9 feet to pointy ledges for the past 4 months on it. It hasn't dented yet.
Similar Products Used: D321; D521 and ex721; MTX; singletrack; and rhynolite
Bike Setup: street: Azonic steelhead; ENO rear hub + DX32
trials: Echo Hifi; CK rear hub + DX32
FR: Intense Uzzi; formula + DX32 as a spare
a Weekend Warrior
from Hamilton, ON, Canada
Date Reviewed: April 6, 2008
Strengths: This rim is VERY strong, and decently wide, which makes your tires much more stable feeling, especially at low pressure.
The 19" one on my Unicycle is pretty much impossible to warp, especially with 48 spokes laced 4x.
The 3 26" ones I have ridden, 1 on my old bike laced 2x with old used spokes, and the set I ride on my Norco Sasquatch laced properly 3x, have also been very strong wheels, and I never fear them coming untrue.
Weaknesses: Hard to find 32h 24" Or 48h in any size. Heavy? But that kind of relates to the strength. They aren't THAT heavy, they weigh less than MAG30's and Double Tracks. Pinned seam, not welded, which would make these rims even more awesome.
I recommend these rims to everyone who runs disc brakes and isn't too concerned about weight. For $25 a rim, you don't even have to be scared about breaking them if you case some gap or something.
Strengths: This is a massively strong rim. I built it and trued it myself and it has held strong every time (wtf up with that!?) They also look wicked even if they are a little heavy. Oh waahh! I definetely plan on lacin' up more of these onto all of my bikes
I reccomend this rim for any one who truly beats the heck out of their rims and is tired of always truing them
Favorite Trail: gypsy at northstar even though its in Cali
Duration Product Used: 1 Year
Purchased At: Ebay
Similar Products Used: xm317s, Alex td20's bombshell fatboy, ds-1's, ds-2's,
Bike Setup: 2005 Mountain Cycle rumble. Dx32 up front, XM317 in back (BAD IDEA FOR DIRT JUMPERS!!) coda brakes, 2000 Manitou X-vert, and super cool SDG Bel-Air leopard skin seat
a Weekend Warrior
from Pawcatuck, CT, USA
Date Reviewed: January 27, 2008
Strengths: These rims are VERY strong. And as an added bonus, they are very inexpensive! Did I mention they look AWESOME?
Weaknesses: These rims are moderately heavy. Also,they were actually too wide for me to run rim brakes with because my bosses were too close together.
These rims are the best free-ride/urban rims you can buy for the money. When built well, they will remain true for a long time. After many bad landings, wall-rides-gone-wrong, and flat-to-flat jumps, these rims have remained perfectly true.