Sun-Ringle Equalizer 29 Rim

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Width: 29.5mm
  • Inner Bead Width: 22mm
  • Section Height: 18mm
  • ERD: 542mm
  • Hole Count: 32

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Popeye a Downhiller from Revelstoke BC

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2011

Strengths:    Still hanging together even though they are dented to hell...

Weaknesses:    Weak.

Bottom Line:   
These rims dent extremely easily but I dont flat out on them ever and I just keep bending the dents out.

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Favorite Trail:   Burnt Out

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Bike Setup:   Norco Shore

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by el capitan a Weekend Warrior from Vienna, Austria

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2010

Strengths:    relatively light considering their width, stay true

Weaknesses:    the valvestem-hole does not accept 8,5 mm-valves, if you want to call this a weakness

Bottom Line:   
So far the rims have not let me down. Only work I had was the poor building quality of CRC - but what do you expect if the entire wheelset is EUR 284,-? The first 5-10 rides I had to retension spokes, until the nipples had bedded in. Since then no worries at all.

I take them from XC to rocky and rooty single trails. Jumps are infrequent, so my technique is poor ;-( Tires are Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.4 with 130 g-tubes. No flats up to now at 2.2 bar for a 80 kg rider.

For me these rims pose a healthy compromise between weight, price and durability. If I were a hefty freerider, I´d stick to my old welded SingleTrack and lace them to better hubs. If I´d only go for XC, I´d probably take the Equalizer23 and save some noticeable weight.

Only thing I don´t really understand is why the widest part of the rim is not on the very outside next to the tyre - if the shape would be a little bit different, the bead-width could easily rise from 21,2 mm to nearly 23. Resulting in a wider rim you could use to ride at lower tyre-pressure. Therefor only 4 out of 5 chilis overall.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   CRC Chain Reaction C

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crossride, Sun SingleTrack, Araya RM-17, older DT-rims

Bike Setup:   Kraftstoff E1, enduro-bike with 150 mm rear travel, damper Manitou Swinger 3way SPV ´05, Suntour XC-Pro E tuned to 155 mm travel plus steel spring, brakes are old XT 4-pot with organic pads and 180 mm discs;

wheelset consisting of Equalizer29 welded, Hope Pro II, DT Comp, brass nipples

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