Salsa Cycles Delgado Race Rim

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Designed as a disc specific, competitive performance rim
  • WARNING – Do not use with tubeless systems. This rim is designed for use with a tire and tube
  • Welded seam for increased strength
  • 25mm width, 400 grams
  • 32 or 36 hole, ERD 543
  • Single stainless eyelets
  • Black or Polished Silver

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Iamwarthog a Cross Country Rider from SLO Ca.

    Date Reviewed: May 3, 2009

    Strengths:    Light weight and wide, 25mm wide for a 400 gram rim is nice. In my experience Salsa rims always build up very nicely.

    Weaknesses:    Tire seating issues.

    Bottom Line:   
    While this rim is high quality, light, and wide for a 400 gram XC rim, it is absolutely the most difficult to get a tire seated properly of any rim I have come across in my 25 years of being a bicycle mechanic/20+ years of building wheels. I've tried Kenda, Maxxis, Specialized and Contenintal tires on them, soapy water, straight dish soap, rubbing alcohol, windex, and baby powder and they still require well over 70 psi before the tires will seat. Unfortunately, that high of pressure also pushes the rim tape out of the way leading to cut tubes. For the record, i've tried pretty much every option for rim tape/strips out there as well, doesn't matter. A flat on the trail required 3 co2 cartridges to reseat the tire. Bottom line is, there's a reason Salsa took these out of production. So if you come across some selling for a "good deal", do yourselves a favor and pass on by. Hopefully they have changed the shape of the rim well on the disc rims they currently produce (that's the problem with these). As a side note, I still highly recommend their rim brake versions, as they are very good rims.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

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

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2008

    Strengths:    Light

    Weaknesses:    Mounting

    Bottom Line:   
    The only complaint I have with this rim is the mounting. I had to wet the rim with soapy water and put 70psi into the tire to get the bead to seat. I tried using a lower pressure of 25-30 and seating it by hand like the salsacycles website suggests, but this led nowhere. I don't think I would get these rims again solely for this factor. There are other rims out there that are just as light and don't require this much work to seat the bead. Other than the mounting I have no complaints with the rim.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

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    Delgado Race 29er rim

    Has the Delgado Race 29er rim been discontinued? I have a set laced laced up to WTB hubs for geared use and now I'd like to lace up a matching Singleduty rear hub. But I can't find another rim and I no longer see them on the Salsa website.Read More »

    Delgado Race Disc 29" - sliding rim tape

    Hello All I'm the owner of the salsa dos niner with the Delgado Race Disc for 29" since last autumn. What I have noticed recently is that rim tape that I used is moving/sliding that way, that I got punctured from spoke side. Initally I used the blue rim tape from Schwalbe (the one with glue on o ... Read More »

    Salsa Delgado 29'er Race Rims (problematic?)

    I had my 4th[I] front [/I]tire flat of the season. Never had this problem until I started using these rims. I have a 2.1 Ignitor on it and it seems the tire does not stay seated securely on the rim. One of the flats was full-on tube explosion with a loud pop. I'm pretty sure the tire came of the rim ... Read More »

    Delgado Race Structural integrity????

    Anyone else running a 29er Delgado race rim and able to keep it true? Had a set sitting in the garage for a while built up by QBP waiting on a frame. Put them on the l-o-n-g awaited frame and went out for a maiden shake down. It was immediately clear that the front was way out of true. Put it ... Read More »

    Delgado Race Untrue

    I been having trouble keeping my Delgado Race True- Any thoughts- I ride a Dos - nothing crazy but just the slightest bunny hop and instant wobble. Thanks, JasonRead More »

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