Salsa Cycles Delgado Rim

3.25/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 515 grams

Product Description

  • 32 or 36 hole
  • Eyelet spoke holes
  • Pinned and sleeved
  • Machined brake track

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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Austin H

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2014

Strengths:    Super strong commuter and cross rim.

Weaknesses:    None for commuting and off road riding.

Bottom Line:   
This rim is bombproof and less than 200g heavier than the lightest Kinlin rim. I have no idea what the other reviews are talking about as far as mounting issues.

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Bike Setup:   Salsa Casserole

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DaveS29er a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2012

Strengths:    I bought a Surly Karate Monkey used, that had these rims. I've been riding it for 9 months, and the rims are great. I ride mostly on bike paths, dirt canal banks, and gravel roads, so I have not tortured these rims. I've had no problems mounting and seating the tires (WTB ExiWolf).

Weaknesses:    None. These are the only 29er rims that I have experience with so far.

Bottom Line:   
Great 29er rims.

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Bike Setup:   Surly Karate Monkey single-speed
Surly hubs
Salsa Delgado Cross rims, 29"
Shimano hydralic disc brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by badgerx a Cross Country Rider from Lafayette, LA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2011

Strengths:    Great braking surface, strong & true

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy but not crazy

Bottom Line:   
These are great rims. I am very happy wiht them. Weight was not an issue. I destroyed a set of Open Pros and was looking for strength. This bike is mostly for urban assault and has held up great. I have even ridden them down several flights of stairs... NBD! And I'm a Clyde!

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Favorite Trail:   Urban Assault

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Open Pro & various Velosity rims

Bike Setup:   On-One Il Pompino CX SS, Ritchey Pro stem & post, Pauls hubs, Bontrager crank, Vitoria 32 tires, Shimano pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Holmes a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2009

Strengths:    Strong rim, decent price, versatile

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I built my first set of wheels using 36h Delgado rims and Surly single speed hubs (for an old 10 speed fixie conversion). Bought a Karate Monkey complete that also has these rims. So far both sets have stayed true, mounting tires is easy. I'm somewhat surprised at the number of comments saying how hard tire mounting is with these - I've run several different tires ranging from 35mm 'cross to 2.3" mtb and they all go on easily.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Alex Adventurer

Bike Setup:   One set on old fixie w/ Surly hubs and rim brakes, one set on KM ss w/ disc brakes, Surly hubs

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2007

Strengths:    Width

Weaknesses:    Mounting is a PITA!

Bottom Line:   
I had to spray some water on the bead with my waterbottle and then air that PITA tire to 50 PSI to get it to seat. They need to fix this rim. Other than that pretty sweet!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Blur LT

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Billy a Weekend Warrior from Boise

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2006

Strengths:    Pretty strong for being a lighter rim.

Weaknesses:    Mounting tires

Bottom Line:   
This rim came on a fork/front wheel combo that I got for a really good price. Because of that, I decided to try this delgado. Pretty strong rim in itself, but mounting tires on it is a NIGHTMARE!! Doesn't matter what tire I try to put on it, it will not seat. Used soap and various slippery substances and sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. Even then, the tire still has to be pumped up to 60 psi and reefed on to seat right. I don't know bout other peeps, but I don't normally carry soap with me on the trail to help with this prob. I've tried 5 different tires and each and every time have to go to the LBS to use their tire mounting tool(the one that has a vice grip handle with flanges on the ends to grip the tire ffrom the side). They or me, then have to proceed to reef the p@ss out of the tire just to get it to seat competely around the rim. I'm lucky enough to not have had a flat on a ride yet. If I did, I'd be ridin down the mountain with a good 1/2 inch wobble in the tire. Because of this, they have been nothing but a headache. After doing a little checking around, I'm not the only one to have this prob. It would be great if Salsa would fix this prob. I'll be rebuilding the front wheel with another DT Swiss 5.1 to match the rear which I have never had any problems with.
I'll give these 2 turds for being a pretty strong lighter- weight rim. But 1 turd overall due to the tire mounting issues with this rim.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Mavic, DT Swiss

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Raymond Crew a Cross Country Rider from State College, PA,, USA

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2006

Strengths:    Does not make me worry

Weaknesses:    Not sexy

Bottom Line:   
I like this rim. I am using it on a cross bike and have had no problems. It has held true well, seats tires easily and does not show extraordinary brake track wear or damage. My cross bike gets pretty beat, both commuting and cross rides that are less cross than MTB. I've never tried to mount a 29er tire on this rim so I can offer no opinion on that.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Freeze Thaw Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Open Pro, Velocity Razor

Bike Setup:   Lemond Poprad

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Martin a Cross Country Rider from London, England

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2006

Strengths:    Wide for good tyre contact patch, Lightweight.

Weaknesses:    I own the DISC version and I CANNOT get the tyres to seat on the rim properly, unless i use a track pump and inflate to 90psi forcing the beading to pop into place!!! Also the rim tape slips during this process as the bead pings into place. I e.mailed Pman @ Salsa and was advised to inflate tube prior to fitting but this does not help. Nice rims but totally useless when you puncture as can't get tyre to puncture. I'll be buying some DT Swiss rims to take there place soon :(

Bottom Line:   

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Cyclone Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Mavic 717

Bike Setup:   Ventana ElSalt, 36s, Thompson, Race Face, Continental, Hope, Magura, etc

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