The Rhyno Lite XL rim is ideal for downhill, dual slalom, clydesdales, and other heavy-duty applications. 6000 series alloy construction keepsThem light yet highly durable. Nickel-plated brass eyelets further addToThe durability ofThese wheels. 29.2mm wide Approximate weight 600 grams 6000 series alloy
Weaknesses: bend easy and they also get flat spots to easy
i like the design and everything of this rim but i tried a simple 540 and it bent in about 5 or 6 spots and it destroyed my $200 hub and bent all my spokes if u need a cheap rim then i encourage you to buy it but if not then in my opinion i wouldnt buy it
a Cross Country Rider
from Dallas, TX
Date Reviewed: February 27, 2010
Strengths: Inexpensive, Wide, Option for rim brakes or disc brakes
Weaknesses: Durability and Weight
Thees are marketed as low cost durable rims. They don't really go out of tru easily, but they do develop flat spots. I think the metal is too thin or soft. I have gone through three pairs due to flat spots. They are also heavy. For the price these sell for it's really inexpensive.
a Cross Country Rider
from ATL, GA, USA
Date Reviewed: October 21, 2007
Strengths: stiff, strong
I've had a set I bought on special with XT hubs for years now with no problems. I've never trued them or thought about them. I didn't realize how much my other wheels flexed until I got those. I got another set custom built with Hope hubs 6 months ago and their even stiffer. Couldn't ask for more.
Strengths: Look sleek by bmx standards as well as light, welded joint, strong too
Weaknesses: Only some mean expensive (read WTP Phoenix) and some bargain (read Harx Backtrail x3) bikes use them
These rims rule!!! They are light and strong and look slick. They are not chunks of cheese like Alex supra g's (my brothers eastern one buckled and he does jack) but mine have only needed to be trued twice in six months of park riding and crappy landings.
Purchased At: DAI Leisure (best 4 bmx in West Midlands)
Similar Products Used: Alex MX22, Alex Supra G, Y303, Sun Big City
Bike Setup: Gt Fueler on toast
from Hansville wa usa
Date Reviewed: September 9, 2006
Strengths: It's a great rim especially for it's price to strength ratio.. i've had this rim for a little over a year and never had it trued once...and i don't exactly ride easy... i don't huck 20 footers but i do some light downhill, freeriding, jumping, everything, just not to the ultimate extreme.
Weaknesses: i guess it look kinda lame,, .... if you have the money get something better like an mtx but if you can't afford it this will work fine for most of your hardcore needs.
it's a great rim, definatly not the best but it works fine for me and i do pretty large drops, i've landed pretty hard on stuff that hurt me alot more than the rim, i've gone to whistler on these things, i've crashed on them, i've cased my back end so many times it's not even funny anymore but, these rims always come out strong and ready for another run, I love them and hope to keep em for another year but your never know when you might do something stupid that'll rip them to shreds. and i don't know how people break these off bunny hops, thats just stupid, if you tune it right the first time they will last you a long time
Bike Setup: versus blitz 1 6" travel with freeride and downhill components
from Needham, MA, US
Date Reviewed: September 3, 2006
Strengths: Double Walled, Eyeletted Nipple seat, Welded & Machined Brake surface, Staggered Nipple pattern, 32h, 36h, and 20" 36&48h bmx rims available. Absolutely cheap in comparison to other rims of similar strength & weight
Weaknesses: Non triangulated yet rectangulardesign causes these rims to be weaker than most.
I jumped 3 stairs to flat and got a flat spot right on the seam and split it both on bmx and mtb. Identical problem occured with friends haro who has sun rhyno single walls. - he rides easy on his bike. This rims design is flawed and has a serious weak spot around the seam of the rim. Sun says the rims is welded and machined yet i think they mean they glued and bondo'ed it. 5 for value. Cheap, decent strong, yet 3 flamers for overall rating. Seriously flawed design.
Similar Products Used: Older Mavic rims, Alex DH 19,
Bike Setup: Bmx bike with rhynolite xl's and k2 attack 3.0 with x-9 rear, sx-5 shifters, thompson, king, marzocchi, mavic tubeless front, hutchinson python ust-light's, dt swiss double butted spokes, race face seatpost, truvativ holzfeller isis cranks, LX 31.6mm front derailleur, azonic bars, fox float R rear coilover
from Provo, UT, USA
Date Reviewed: July 9, 2006
Weaknesses: i bought these because i found some reviews online saying how they are "tough as nails" etc. the first jump i cased the rim went out of wack. i wouldn't reccomend these if you're a hardtail dirt jumper or a downhiller like me. theese rims are def. xc rims for sure. nothing else.
it is not a downhill/dj rim like it says in other places online for sure. trust me i know from expierence (it would be an amazing XC rim) i give it a 3 for the downhill cagatorie
Similar Products Used: Alex DM 24's (they were better)
Bike Setup: norco one25 w/ marzocchi dj3, alex dm 24's, truvativ cranks.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: July 5, 2006
Strengths: Tough as nails
Tough rim for the money if your on a budget buy this rim or wheelset with this rim. I have been riding on a set for three years now. i trued them a few times but are still in excellent shape. No need to spend more money on flashy wheels. i ride all types of terrain from downhill to concrete parks my opinion all wheels look the same when tacoed period! you can buy 3 wheelsets for the price you pay for a bigger name and get the same qaulity.rim brakes or disc you choose.
Anybody know where to find pre-built rhyno XL (the welded version) sets w/ xt hubs and 36 spokes? 32's are everywhere but i can't seem to find 36's. Or even the regular Rhyno (pinned) w/ 36 spokes pre-built? Needed for loaded touring bike. Gracias.Read More »
Whats the more durable set of wheels between Mavic X317 and Sun Rhyno Lite XL. I know weight matters, but im specifically asking about durability to rocks, rough terrain, jumps, shock in general. i believe the weigh roughly the same. thanks.Read More »
the 300 grams for 200 dollar thread got me thinking about a wheelset.
I have heard some really good reviews both online and word of mouth about these rims. any experience with quite a bit of downhill riding?
My current wheelset is a single track in the front and an SOS in the back. no problem ... Read More »
I could use a little help trying to find the least expensive (most cost effective?) source in the US for the following wheelset:
[*][s]Rhyno Lite XL[/s] - NOT AVAILABLE. Damn.
[*]36h XT hubs (black)
[*]Straight gauge spokes[/LIST]
[B]- OR - [/B]
[*]Kris Holm 29r ... Read More »
This is a cross-post from the Clydesdale forum:
I got a few good responses there, but I'm looking for more feedback.
I desperately need new wheels. I've been doing a fair amount of research and have narrowed my choices down to either a s ... Read More »