Alex Rims TD17 Disc Rim

3.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00


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Product Description

The Alex TD17 rim is a disc only rim that features an Anti-snakebite design that minimizes or avoids pinch flats caused by impacts to low pressure tires. Rim Depth: 17.9 mm Brake Compatibility: Disc Only ERD: 605 mm Valve: Presta ISO Diamet


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michaelk a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2010

Strengths:    Hold up well to city riding.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
These rims hold up to city riding very well. The finish has also held up well.

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Favorite Trail:   around Vancouver

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Mighty Riders

Bike Setup:   Brodie Dynamo 2009.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MrCookie a Cross Country Rider from Bend, OR, US

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2008

Strengths:    Price, and ease of use. Works well

Weaknesses:    A bit on the narrow side, and I did knock a serious woble into one in a crash.

Bottom Line:   
These are an awesome entry level to intermidiate lever rim at a killer price. I wish they were a about 5mm wider.

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Favorite Trail:   Ken'ts

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Webcyclery

Similar Products Used:   Salsa Delgado Disc (Nearly identical except for width)

Bike Setup:   At the time, a Soma Juice

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bruzer a Weekend Warrior from Minnesota

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2008

Strengths:    Simple clean design, disc brake only, closely matched the profile of the rim I was replacing.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Purchased this rim at the LBS to replace my bent front wheel. They relaced it with my old hub. This rim works great so far. It hooks the bead of the tire much better than my stock rim. Picked this rim because it closely matched my damaged stock rim profile and depth. Looks to be as strong as my previous rim.

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Favorite Trail:   Leb. Hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   Honest Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Stock wheels/rims on my bike.

Bike Setup:   A bike with two wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Cross Country Rider from Doylestown

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2008

Strengths:    Durable, Inexpensive, & lighter than the stock wheels on my Rockhopper 29er

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
I needed a rim that could take moderate abuse and stay true but didn't want a freeride or DH rim. They have taken some pretty big hits at strange angles and stayed true. My rear chainstay had broken and the rims are still true. I have only gotten one pinch flat and have pretty much stopped trying to avoid them.

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Favorite Trail:   Ralph stover

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Jensons

Similar Products Used:   Stock Rockhopper 29er wheels

Bike Setup:   Rockhopper 29er 36 hole rims front and rear with xt hubs dtswiss double butted spokes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by PoorBehavior a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2008

Strengths:    Low price.

Weaknesses:    Heavy.

Bottom Line:   
1st set I laced up myself. I had a very hard time getting them true and round with good tension, but that was me. I had my local shop finish them off after I worked them up and they have held up great, have not needed to touch them since. I weight about 220lbs and don't qualify myself as "smooth".

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   online


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Julius a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2008

Strengths:    Cheap, matches my frame

Weaknesses:    Weak, flex

Bottom Line:   
Ok Im taking back my thoughts of this wheelset. Actually the hubs and spokes are stout but the rims are crappy. The rear rim has been trued twice and not getting any better. Decided to replace w/ Stan's ZTR Arch 29er.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Big Wheels

Bike Setup:   Soma Juice

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Julius a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2007

Strengths:    Price, solid, lightweight for the material

Weaknesses:    Graphics is one big sticker

Bottom Line:   
This is my first 29er wheelset. These rims came with LX disc hubs and DT Swiss spokes. This wheelset is very solid for the price. Not the lightest set but I'm 200 pounds so I need that beefy rim. It's very solid thru corners and I feel no flex when I accelerate. This is definitely a good wheelset for first time 29ers.

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Big Wheels

Bike Setup:   Soma Juice 29er

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Surly New Disc & Alex TD17 (spoke lenght seems "off")

Since DFAS-CLEVELAND finally got thier rectal-cranial inversion fixed and I got _some_ of my long overdue pay, I just ordered up my Alex TD17 hoops to lace onto my Surly New Disc Hubs. (Yeehaa!) According to Surly the New Disc Hubs are: FRONT DISC (100mm spacing) flange diameter (L or R): ... Read More »

Experiences with Alex TD17 disc rims?...

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