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.

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