Salsa Cycles Gordo Rim

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 630 grams


Product Description

  • Welded seam
  • Eyelet spoke holes
  • 32, 36, 40, or 48 hole
  • Machined brake track


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Throttlemire a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2012

Strengths:    Traction, especially in sand. Strength. Ability to run low pressure with tubes. Rollover ability.

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
I normally run Speshy Captain 2.0 29er tires. I built up some Gordos with Captain 2.2. The wide rims really work for increasing traction, holding a line, rolling over rough terrain and inspiring confidence. I can clear sections with this setup I can't with my other wheels. They are the perfect wheels for all mountain/trail or long travel bikes or big guys who ride really aggressive or ride a lot of rocky or sandy trails. Riding the lifts or shuttling is also perfect for these. The drawback is the weight and extra effort needed to climb with these rims. I needed to gear down with these rims to keep the same cadence as my other wheels. They also don't change direction as fast as lighter wheels, but not a big deal once you adjust and simply throw the front end around a bit more forcefully. There's no doubt wider is better and these guys are fat!!

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Favorite Trail:   San Juan, SoCal

Purchased At:   MTB Classifieds

Similar Products Used:   Easton Haven 29

Bike Setup:   Trek Superfly with Talas 120mm Fork, Drop Post and Flat Pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by umarth a Weekend Warrior from Eugene, OR USA

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2011

Strengths:    Stay true, part of a fairly bullet proof wheelset.

Weaknesses:    Heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Fine rims. If I had the scratch for a new wheelset, I'd probably go light before I'd go wide, so I might look elsewhere. However, they work fine, hold up fine and my tires look massive. Gordos equal great footprint and solid handling.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Similar Products Used:   Lots

Bike Setup:   Rigid/Hardtail SS

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by naked energy a Weekend Warrior from Knoxville, TN, USA

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2009

Strengths:    insanely stiff, bombproof, light?(630 grams), has lasted a year of dirtjump abuse-(yet i am not smooth at all), stays true, i think these are great for dh, dirtjumping, freeride.

Weaknesses:    could be a little wider for stability
they could look a lot better, but hey they are a great product that can last.


Bottom Line:   
these rims are a great product, I didn't expect them to be so strong and stiff. Yet, they may not look so good, but their positives out weigh their negatives. I say give them a try, I have yet to see how long it takes till the wheel has to be trued, so far so good.
5 chillies for the value and gality.
4 overall- they could look better.
also, these are good for dh as well.

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Favorite Trail:   dirtjumping in general, windrock

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   dt swiss 6.1d, mavic ex729, atom lab rims, etc.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kyle veal from wausau, wisconsn, U.S.

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2006

Strengths:    this thing is the epitomy of strength. I have no complaints about it. It has everything you could want from a non-tubless rim.

Weaknesses:    none to the knowledge, perhaps weight if your a gram counter

Bottom Line:   
buy this if you want one of the strongest rimes out there. I've seen guys who have problems with beding wheels buy these rims, and their problems dissopear.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   got it at cost from QBP

Similar Products Used:   I have experience with just about everything on the market. I work at a shop, so i see what works and what doesn't.

Bike Setup:   DMR trailstar Lt. with a SS bmx drivetrain and the rest is freeride mtb stuff.

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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48h 26" Gordo X where to get some?

gUys, im desperate, I need to get a couple of these bad boys even though they're discontinued. EBay and amazon haven't helped me, I dont mind if they're used or laced or what. Help me please!Read More »

gordo 29er stock status?

I recently picked up a 36h gordo rim from outside outfitters for my horsethief for $80ish. I was planning on picking up a 32h for the front but it seems they are both out of stock pretty much everywhere online. Does anyone know if there is simply a shortage or is the rim discontinued?Read More »

Rhyno Lite or Gordo

So this will be part of a winter ONLY build, fat front with a studded rear tire (Nokian Extreme 296) I have everything but a rear rim at this point. I was thinking of going cheap and wide with the Rhino Lite but there are not much for reviews on this rim so I am hesitant. I do have the 26er vers ... Read More »

Tubeless Gordo's?

Are there any rimstrips that will facilitate a safe and secure tubeless tire on a Salsa Cycles Gordo rim? Will the Bonty strip work or is Stan's tape sufficient? I know the rims are not tubeless compatible, but thorns are killing my ride. So any help from you D.Y.I. MacGyver's would be greatly ... Read More »

Flow or Chukker or Gordo for rigid 29er - 220lb.

I'm looking to buy a new wheelset, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with Stan's Flow (given their reputation), but I'd like to hear what others think of Velocity Chukker and Salsa Gordo. According to [URL="http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/cw/index.php?step=rimModel&filter=1&wheelTypeId=910&rimSi ... Read More »

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