a Weekend Warrior
from Langley B.C. Canada
Date Reviewed: January 11, 2010
Weaknesses: Pain scratches easily
over all non
Well, I have that Rim as my rear on my dirt jumper, it's been through many things. Some really bad crashes, where I ended up Missing landings and braking teeth, but that rear rim been holding there tight. Not even bent after using and abusing it for 2 years :]
Similar Products Used: some old school aluminum rims
Bike Setup: Norco 125 07, Front: S-Type Rear: Mtx Brakes: Hayes mx3's the rest donr even remember
from Dundee, Scotland
Date Reviewed: June 24, 2009
Strengths: for mtx39 indestructable so far, look awesome, huge width
Weaknesses: large size means they are quite heavy but on downhill its not that noticeable, tyres are near impossible to get on/off
Great rims, love the size and white colour, super strong first thing i did was a 3-4ft drop and they performed superbly, size inspires confidence in strength
you may need to buy wider tyres as the width of the rim decreases the curvature of the tyre so grip isn't as far around, also tyres are a real b*tch to put on/take off so hope you don't get a puncture,but this also means they won't come off when riding
only problem is the weight but it's not too bad considering all the benefits you get
I have this rim's on my Stinky for the last year.
I have had a lot of close encounter's with rock's three's and any other possible thing you can think about. But the rims are still intact. There's just a few scratches, and that's all.
Best buy ever, i recomend them.
a Weekend Warrior
from Gold coast, australia
Date Reviewed: October 19, 2008
Strengths: strong, lightish and look sweet.
Weaknesses: none, there tops
they are overkill for djing. but they will last a life time. im in the process of buying some more chrome 1's cus they are just mint. ignore the lower rating as they had the rims stock so they weren't built properly.
Similar Products Used: sun single tracks (may as well just use cardboard rims)
Bike Setup: 06 p2, chrome mtx's, vandero race front hub, bb7, 08 red trailblades
from launceston Tasmania Australia
Date Reviewed: December 30, 2007
Strengths: really strong. have not had a serious buckel as of yet probably only 2mm out of true line. i have learnt 180's and 360's on these rims and i have had many cases where i land side on with alot of pressure on them.
Weaknesses: price but well worth it
buy this product if you have the money it is well worth it. you dont have to wast time fixing big buckels. this rim is good for downhill to dj and everywhere in between
got the s-type mtx stock on da stinky,i did replace the stock poo shim hubs and replaced em wit dt spokes,dt pro lock nipples ans hope pro 11 hubs,6 months of solid riding 5 days out of seven every week,they have no buckles dents or any hassles for that matter,there is good and bad in all products and sum are just unlucky or get production line faults,
Favorite Trail: fod, beacon hill, silver mt., whistler
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Purchased At: Wheel Sport East
Similar Products Used: syncros, easton, mavic
Bike Setup: diamondback strike, marzocchi 66 rc, fox dhx 5.0, holzfeller cranks, a broken s type (mtx)
from port hope, ontario, canada
Date Reviewed: May 7, 2007
Strengths: black, stiff, cheap, common,
Weaknesses: aren't as strong as mavic, dont look as good as mavic, basically sun is to mavic as manitou is to fox.
these rims are good for race only. you can get 4 of them for 150 dollars and then always be rollin. the rim dents easy like the 6.1 and you can fold the dent back out. got 4 big dents last race practice and no flats, folded the dents back strait with an adjustable wrench and the rim is still true and no sign of the dents. you wont be afraid to charge into rock gardens with low air presure.
Similar Products Used: single tracks, ditch wich, double track
Bike Setup: commencal mini dh, ringle rear hub, hadley front, dt proloc 12mm nipples, dt strait guage half black half silver.
from Rothesay, NB, Canada
Date Reviewed: February 9, 2007
Strengths: Very durable product, not even the slightest warp.
Weaknesses: Nothing that i can think of, the only thing i dont like about it is the hell of trying to get the valve stem through it when i put on the new tire and tube.
Definately a recommended product, VERY durable, has held up to everything ive done, i weigh about 165lbs. I would be amazed if you could destroy one of these rims. It's a light product, can be used for any type of riding, ive seen it used for dh, ive used it a bit for x-country, dj, street, etc.