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Avro Zum Rim

3/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

The first rim Avro Industries developed in 1998 was for downhill.

It was the first rim specifically designed for the "big" 3 inch tires that became available that year.

In spring 1999 Avro was also the first 24 inch rim available for downhill. In 2000 the Avro Icycle winter cycling rim was developed. Since then Avro is also involved in developing products for dual slalom and BMX. Avro is currently producing a 36 inch proprietary rim for a client in the unicycle industry.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Simon Rakower a Cross Country Rider from Fairbanks, Alaska USA

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2004

Strengths:    Solid as a rock.

Weaknesses:    Price.

Bottom Line:   
Buy it if you can.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   All Weather Sports

Similar Products Used:   Snow Cat

Bike Setup:   Winter riding.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Etienne a Downhiller from Montreal, canada

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2002

Strengths:    Strong. You can sit on a 26" rim (vertically) and it will still be round (I'm 185 pounds). Great construction. The welding on the seam is perfect. I think it's handmade...not sure.

CUSTOMER SERVICE : I b*tched about it in my other review. So I wanna apologize to avro. After having a problem with ups (see below) an employee personnally came deliver my rims. I don't think many companies would do that.


Weaknesses:    All black. A company logo or some sort of design would be nice. That's the biggest weakness I can find...that tells a lot. Doesn't really matters unless you're a big poser.

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow up of the review below (which I wrote yesterday). Turned out avro tried to send me the rims but ups sent them back because they didn't find my address. Right now I only built the rear wheel and it's holding great. Way better than doublewides, which I broke on the second abusive ride. Even tough I'm really trying hard to break the wheel, make it go out of true, bad dishing, tacoed, eggshelled, etc...I just can't. **This wheel is one bad "insert profanity here".** There is a real affordable alternative to overhyped doublewides and ridiculously expensives dee-max. Thanks avro !

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   doublewides (it sucks)

Bike Setup:   big hit dh

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Etienne a Downhiller from Montreal, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2002

Strengths:    Price : got 2 eliminator rims for 140 $ canadian

Weaknesses:    Just like previous review....still haven't seen them...I ordered 2 weeks ago...

Bottom Line:   
Good rims in theory, but f you want them, be prepared to face poor customer service.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   directly from avro


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by alko holl a Downhiller from leysin

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2002

Strengths:    never see it

Weaknesses:    never see it

Bottom Line:   
the fact is, that I pay for this rims and never see it..
Avro rims told me for 2 years, that he will send me rims, but nothing comes to my adres..
Neverbuy this rims, while you will never get one!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


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