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Atomlab AirCorp Rim

3.71/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $55.00


Product Description

  • Extruded and rolled from 6061 T-6 aluminum
  • Rigid and strong with a tall sidewall
  • 32 mm wide
  • 20, 24 or 26"


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    Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Tibor Berki a Downhiller from Åre

    Date Reviewed: May 22, 2005

    Strengths:    Stiff, black n mean.

    Weaknesses:    Too stiff, so it brakes spokes.

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy em if you want something really rigid, but remember to bring those extra spokes when you're at a huckfest. It took me half a season to brake the first spoke, but now despite expert trueing they brake every week. Then again, maybe my expert is a bozo and you're not 90kg heavy like me.

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    Favorite Trail:   The Burma trail at Åreskutan

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   huckfest

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic 321

    Bike Setup:   Cove Peeler DH bike, Manitou Sherman fork, Maxxis Minion tyres.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Scott Silva a Cross Country Rider from Santa Rosa Ca. USA

    Date Reviewed: November 24, 2004

    Strengths:    The strengths of these wheels lies in the fact they are heavy and made for young bucks who like to fly off of stuff. These rims are overkill for me. I ride X- country and I keep my wheels on the ground.

    Weaknesses:    The looks. I was in the market for a wider rim (not taller)to upgrade my bike and I listened to the salesman tell me how tuff these wheels were. Word of caution, never (if You can) purchase somthing unless you can see it in person.The other weakness is that these rims DO NOT work well with V- brakes. the sides should be machined. The squeeling brakes is the main reason I am dumping These rims. On the trail I never had to yell on your left!

    Bottom Line:   
    I couldnt say how much of a beating these rims could take, but what I can say is that they are heavy look well made and straight as a dime. If you have V- brakes Dont waste your money. I have considered having the side walls machined, but will probably sell them on E-bay and cut my losses.

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    Favorite Trail:   Richardson

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria Bicycle Emporium

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Stock 1997 Fisher Hoo-koo-e-koo

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by arran shirovay a Weekend Warrior from north wales uk

    Date Reviewed: September 8, 2004

    Strengths:    looks are sharp.

    Weaknesses:    there not sun double wide.

    Bottom Line:   
    well i actually owned the dhr as i heard they were atomlabs secret alloy [quote 3rd stronger than other rims] in the range, but there is no way these rims are strong, i have had loads of bikes and shed loads of rims in the past 2 years. the rear wheel was arond 3 weeks old i had just built the brooklyn and was keen to see what the dog was capable of so i did give it some stick but nothing that a mavic or a combat couldnt have handled. the bike weighs in at 55 ponds so maybe that helped destroy it but if u saw how miss landing an 18ft drop could cause such damage u would have laughed, and if u were an atomlab employee u would have lowered ur head in shame. the rims are ok for lighter weight riding but not for assault style riding. i am now back on sun d wide and wish i had never strayed from. oh yeah my local bike shop have hung it on the wall because its the biggest flat spot they ever saw. the flat spot was 7" long thats bad news atomlab, ur efforts must be doubled.

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    Favorite Trail:   rhyd y fellin

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   chainreaction

    Similar Products Used:   mavic 729,halo sas,halo oggy sas ,sun d track ,sun d wide, x lite phatso,mavic 517. halo combats.

    Bike Setup:   brooklyn machine works race link,monster t,03 profile shin burgers xtr setup sun double wide gazzaloddi 3s brooklyn bar and stem chris king h set, hope m4s

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Dave a Downhiller from Essex

    Date Reviewed: August 7, 2004

    Strengths:    It is strong in the sense it wont bend in half

    Weaknesses:    easy to flat sidewalls. within one week of riding in alps i had over 10 flat spots on the rim running 30+psi. I also had 10+ pinch flats in space of two weeks running these rims. Others i rode with ran same tyres and mavic rims and got maybe one flat over the same two week period. They crack where they are pinned together. Do not stay true for long

    Bottom Line:   
    You will sturgle to snap these rims or make them fold, but the sidewalls are crap, they flat, they cause flat tyres, they crack where they are pinned together. go buy some mavic. Everyone i met in the alps agree with me, atomlab are not woth it. The aircorp hubs are pretty unreliable too.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   mavic 321, 521, trail pimps

    Bike Setup:   2004 medium v10, dorado dh, chris king, xtr, raceface, hope

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Hillary Corwin a Downhiller from Dallas, TX, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2004

    Strengths:    These look sweet!
    Pretty strong
    Not nearly as heavy as the Trail Pimps
    Extra wide for those of us who like fat tires
    Did I mention they're gorgeous?


    Weaknesses:    Not as strong as the DHR's or the Trail Pimps ('pimps are indestructable...)
    The sidewall conducts heat very poorly, resulting in melted brake shoes. If you ride rim brakes, get a pair of Sun Mammoths.
    A little bit heavy, flat spots are possible, but not probable as long as you don't totally over do it. I wouldn't drop them off of more than about 5 feet to flat.


    Bottom Line:   
    These are great rims. If you want a little more out of this style wheel and don't mind spending a little more cash, go with the DHR's. They're very similar, but a lot stronger. I built a bike for a friend and put these on there. He had me ride it for a couple weeks to get any kinks worked out and I really enjoyed these rims.

    They're fast and pretty tough, but if you're a total psycho, go with the TrailPimps. I weigh 135 and have jumped these repeatedly off of about 5' drops to flat cement and they've held up extremely well. In the month I rode them, they never came out of true. These are decent climbers -- you don't feel the weight too badly unless you're riding up a mountain. If you do urban assault, dirt jump, or other moderately aggressive riding, these are some really great rims.

    If you're doing XC, these might be too heavy for you. If you use rim brakes, go with the Sun Mammoths; they have better surface area and maintain a cooler braking surface, so they don't eat your pads alive (if you ride Maguras like I do, you appreciate that, as pads are not cheap).

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    Favorite Trail:   anything that points down or has air

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $52.00

    Purchased At:   go-ride

    Similar Products Used:   Sun Mammoth (new setup on the way -- thanks to unrealcycles.com), Araya 820 (the arayas were the biggest mistake of my life, but I was broke), Atomic DHR and Trailpimp, Planet X BFR, Halo Combat SAS

    Bike Setup:   Gack TrailMod, Manitou Dorado SC, Hadley 20mm front/SS rear hubs, Sun Mammoth Rims, IRC Kujo DH, Chris King NoThreadSet, Profile Pro Crankset, Profile XXL BMX Stem, Profile Imperial Chainring, Primo Super Tenderizer Pedals, Poverty Sofa Seat/Post, Magura HS-33 Brakes

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Lee Martini a Downhiller from C-gar

    Date Reviewed: April 7, 2004

    Strengths:    it pretty lookin and came with kool rim tape

    Weaknesses:    it folded

    Bottom Line:   
    i think it is a good rim im kinda p o ed right now so im probly giving the rim less credit then it deserves its been through hell i hit a 21 foot drop 3 or 4 times on the bike and it held up but i had problems with the spokes several times on the back and i bent it all up today the front one is holding good so i think it was poor spoking im not gonna risk it tho and just spend the extra money and get a mag 30

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    Favorite Trail:   the monster

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   sacred ride

    Similar Products Used:   double track

    Bike Setup:   brand new devinci wilso all stock except im replacing the back rim now

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Kronan a Weekend Warrior from Sweden

    Date Reviewed: January 20, 2004

    Strengths:    These are almost overkill for street/urban. Though as Hell. They can take anything beating that you can offer as long as you keep some air in you tubes. I have even head of DH's that have finished a whole DH-section with a flat tire, and the rims pulled it trough. The best looking rim out there.

    Weaknesses:    I can't find any weakness. Perhaps a bit heavy.

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy this rims right now if you want a long lasting rim for anything but xc. Don't worry about the stickers, I have had mine for about 6-7 month, and they look like new.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Chainreactioncycles.com

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic D321

    Bike Setup:   Brusier frame, Psylo fork, Aircorp 26" wheels, Deore M555 discs, Atomlab steam, Raceface bar, Raceface bashguard, Chaindog, Wellgo pedals, Intense tires, Nokian DH tubes, Tioga saddle...

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Guilhas a Weekend Warrior from Lisbon, Portugal

    Date Reviewed: December 20, 2003

    Strengths:    They just look the lot! Gives a stealth look to your bike! Do their work..(for a limited time

    Weaknesses:    The Atom labs slogan is tough as hell..I don't agree, I think that the seams should be welded becausa my rear aircorp ream just started to open there.
    The fron one staied true for 2 weeks, after a dirt jump crash it just turned untrue and impossible to completly fix it


    Bottom Line:   
    if you are more like a 4x racer these are the rims for you!Light, enough tough for the job, but if your are more urban style and an hardtail pride maniac these are not your deal! Maybe the trailpimps are better, don´t know, never tried...

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    Favorite Trail:   Forninho BMX track

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Skillbikes.com

    Similar Products Used:   Mavics, ritchey, I'm turning to double tracks

    Bike Setup:   .243 racing, dj1 24-seven

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Josh Wellman a Downhiller from Whidbey Island, Washington

    Date Reviewed: November 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks great when new, easy to mount tires.

    Weaknesses:    Weak material, non-welded seams

    Bottom Line:   
    I was pretty disappointed with this rim, I liked the looks of it, and the Trailpimps on other bikes seem to hold (though they're just too heavy). I went with the 24" Aircorp on the back to save wieght, 'cause I couldn't get a 24" DHR. I'm running the 26" DHR up front, and it's much more impressive. The Aircorp's been on only 8 months, been to races, Whistler, Shore and it's beat!! There's five flat spots, and the seam is split on one side. I wouldn't go Aircorp again, but check the DHR...

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    Favorite Trail:   CBC-Corkscrew-Pingu-Pangor

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   Half Link Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Atom Lab DHR, Mavic 521, Sun Doublewide

    Bike Setup:   Subterranean DH, Shiver, Sram, Hope for hubs and brakes.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by sam wilson a Downhiller from beverly mass

    Date Reviewed: April 21, 2003

    Strengths:    great weigth/strength ratio. looks ill. avail in both 26" or 24", rim brake or disk, price

    Weaknesses:    pinned, not welded like a rim should be.

    Bottom Line:   
    great rim. it is really hard to rate a rim on its strength because SO MUCH OF A WHEEL'S STRENGTH IS IN THE BUILD. people saying their rims suck should be saying their wheel builder sucks...i have broken one of these rims but no matter what rim it was, it would have broken. my freind was 180'ing off this 2 foot wall and he got sloppy and didnt rotate enough and in a panick he instinctly grabbed a fistful of rear brake and landed sort of 140 degrees around back wheel first causing the wheel to taco. i got a new one so i am back and running with no problems.

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    Favorite Trail:   rock trail/brass balls

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   www.unrealcycles.com and www.go-ride.com

    Similar Products Used:   owned- sun rhyno lite xl's, sun singlewide, d521

    Bike Setup:   sinister frame, '03 dj-1, profile, azonic, blackspire, shimano xt disks 6", atomic pedals, xtr, chris king, dh wheelset- 26" atomic DHR front and 24" atomic aircorp rear with irc kujo 2.35,, street wheelset- mavic d521 with hookworms, etc...

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 20, 2002

    Strengths:    looks tits, stiff as hell, not retartedly expensive (but not real cheap either), fairly strong

    Weaknesses:    it's not THAT strong.... i have the 24" version, and after 3 weeks of riding, it's pretty banged up. it has several flatspots and a buckle, and it's already been trued/retensioned once. yes, i make sure it has proper tension all the time.

    Bottom Line:   
    my aircorp rim wasn't quite what i'd hoped. i've *only* been dirtjumping it, and i do pretty small jumps (10ft or so gaps) and i haven't ever cased them THAT hard that they should be this whacked. they're still very much rideable, but i don't see them lasting much longer unfortunately. i'm definitely willing to try a TrailPimp on the rear though.

    this rim is probably fine for most things, i just can't understand how i knocked it around so much. maybe i was just unlucky.

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    Favorite Trail:   narby.... till it got logged.

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   BSC

    Similar Products Used:   Singletracks, Trailpimps - owned
    Mammoths, Rhyno Lites, 5/321s etc etc - ridden


    Bike Setup:   DMR Trailstar, DMR Sidekick fork, Trailpimp/Deore 24" front, Aircorp/Deore 24" rear, Truvativ cranks, Aireal guide.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by WALDO a Weekend Warrior from Arlington,VA

    Date Reviewed: July 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Great Looks! Excellent Strength to Weight ratio.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent F-in' rim. Not too heavy & strong. Got 24in. version f-in' luv it! Decent price for bad-ass rim! This is the first product I've given double 5 Chili ratings. Get it now if you want superior quality!

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    Favorite Trail:   Fountainhead

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $41.00

    Purchased At:   GO-RIDE

    Similar Products Used:   Mammoths, Rhynos, Alex DM24 & Supras

    Bike Setup:   Trek Bruiser 26in. front 24in. rear.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bob Nordstrom a Weekend Warrior from usa

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2002

    Strengths:    STRONG AND COOL LOOKING BLACK RIM. AROUND 700 GRAMS
    WEIGHS CLOSE TO A MAMMOTH BUT MUCH STRONGER AND BETTER LOOKING. SO FAR A GREAT RIM!


    Weaknesses:    NONE

    Bottom Line:   
    GREAT RIMS
    STRONG AS HELL AND LOOKS THE PART.

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    Favorite Trail:   hell

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   GO-RIDE

    Similar Products Used:   MAVIC D321, 223, WTB DH RIMS,

    Bike Setup:   P.3 W/ Z1 MCR,HUSSEFELT ISIS, ALL XT
    PLANET X STEM, AZONIC BARS , MOTORAPTOR 2.4 TIRES

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by james hipfeild a Downhiller from england

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2002

    Strengths:    a really strong rim witch is very reliable and worth the money im an experienced downhiller and i know a rim when i see one. excellent in 24in.

    Weaknesses:    nowt

    Bottom Line:   
    a quality rim worth the money

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    Favorite Trail:   Alex Locke's mum

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   wiggle

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic D521

    Bike Setup:   Giant ATX1 with shivers

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