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Sun Rims DoubleWide Rim

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DoubleWide


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rbehm a Downhiller from canada, b.c victoria

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2008

Strengths:    I personaly put it through hell, It's a beast rim, it's a true rim still.
I'm a downhiller and i do put things to the test, this beats my expectations.


Weaknesses:    Really reliable.

Bottom Line:   
A really strong rim, won't let you down, looks like a monster rim, strong, and reliable. The rim won't let you down.

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Favorite Trail:   the dump, whistler,

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   usedvictoria, came w

Similar Products Used:   Double track rims, tough (not as strong as double wide rims) and strong, true.

Bike Setup:   I got a 2004 GIANT dh team, with cris king head set, bomber marazachi forks, rock shox coil shock, double wide rims front and back. F.U.N stem and seat,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by anthony dease a Weekend Warrior from morrisville, pennsylvania usa

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2008

Strengths:    handle big drops like a champ and can deff take a beating.

Bottom Line:   
very nice rims deff preferred for every rider. but i need to get a new one i have destroyed my front rim it has a major flat spot in it.

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Favorite Trail:   street/park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came on bike

Bike Setup:   khs dj 200

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by zwart licht from amsterdam, Netherlands

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2007

Strengths:    nice and wide. strong and heavy. perfect for DH and FR, unless.....

Weaknesses:    the spoke nipples break and pull the spoke head out of the rim

Bottom Line:   
had the rim for two weeks and one of the spokes nipples that are placed inside the rim broke and the whole spoke got pulled thru the hole

crap rims

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   deemax, excalibur

Bike Setup:   Nicolai Helius FR custom build

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a Downhiller from Santa Barbara, CA

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2007

Strengths:    Strong as hell, will never bend if you lace it well. Never pinch flats, increases the volume of your tire so you can run really low PSI, down to 15. Makes your bike look scary.

Weaknesses:    Majorly wide, makes your tire square, but its not too bad.

Bottom Line:   
I run a doublewide only on my back wheel. Ive found that I typically need a stronger wheel on my back, and this rim solves that problem. The rim isnt actually that heavy, its just wide enough to scare small children.

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Favorite Trail:   tunnel

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   wooo craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Lots

Bike Setup:   05 kona stab supreme, 888rc, dhx5, etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jamie a Downhiller from CT, USA

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2006

Strengths:    ^the price is 0$ because i got them on a bike.

they're really strong if they're new and not used (see below)


Weaknesses:    i got a bike on ebay and it came with doublewides on it, and today i was changing the tire and i noticed that the rim was cracked at the weld seam (look under the doublewide label and you'll find it). my local bikeshops mechanic said he had the same problem with his. i then looked on my back rim and it was also cracked.

Bottom Line:   
really good and strong. i'm going to order a new pair sometime soon to replace my current cracked pair. they're beefy weigh quite a bit though, but thats not a concern for me.

buy these rims!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none really

Bike Setup:   2001 bighit, 2002 shiver DC, SRAM everything, doublewides, wtb timberwolf & nokain gazzaloddi, diablous cranks, MRP system 2 (i bent it)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chet a Downhiller from bulacan, philippines

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2006

Strengths:    super duppa stronnnggggggg!!!

Weaknesses:    none so far... these rims are built for the kill... those who take weight as an issue are not downhillers or urban riders. other rims cannot take such abuses. try mounting thin rims and go big... and tell me if it is such a nice ride...

Bottom Line:   
every hardcore rider who takes much abuse must have this rims... (set aside professional riders coz they have sponsors to replace every broken bike part}

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   king's bicycle shop

Similar Products Used:   none so far

Bike Setup:   shawn cycles h3 7.5 " travel, double wide rims, marz jr.t, quando rear hub thru axle, da bomb f hub qr option for thru axle, holzfeller crank, gigapipe bb, azonic loveseat, thomson seatpost, juicy seven brakes, maxxis high roller 2.5, hussefelt stem, answer bars, lizard skins north shore grips, shimano 545 pedal

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alex peach a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2006

Strengths:    Its the strongest rim that I have ever ridden, and it looks sick to. props to the double wide!!!

Weaknesses:    none sick rims

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is that every one that has a bike should get double wides.

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Favorite Trail:   the burn

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   cycle solutions

Similar Products Used:   sun double track

Bike Setup:   full on Dh race bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mook Nook a Weekend Warrior from Nah. For real

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2005

Strengths:    I just bought my third piz-air. No joke this shizza is tough. Yeah they are heavy, so. More resistance going up, more encouragement going down. People one the subway are like: "Nice bike, Why are those wheels so big?, That is fat!". see what I mean. Few rims can do that. Very few.


Weaknesses:    You will doubt yourself after 2000' of granny. It's just the altitude.

Bottom Line:   
If you are readinig this I suspect you already know. Deep down you know, you know like there is a turnpike in jersey, like you will never catch me, that you already bought these rims. You are only trying to justify your compulsive, imune, and irresponsible ego, defending itself from the Super critisizing all, just like it it has...
You will be daring fate, questioning " why not, this is the most fun I've ever had", and the rims will be bellow, stoic, like a plynth, humbly supporting it all.

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Favorite Trail:   one mile

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   55.00

Similar Products Used:   None for the price. get me?

Bike Setup:   Irrelevant. If you have a 2 brain cells, rub'em and you'll fathom "DOUBLEWIDES"

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Long Branch

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2005

Strengths:    INSANE!!!! i beat the SH*T out of these rims! i ride street and do fu_kin wall rides with these mothers and jump off every thing i see, case made dirt jumps, still nothing, and to think i thought bigger wheels fall out of true easier than 20" rims....

Weaknesses:    *** MUST HAVE DISC BREAKS*** but n e one knows that. their only weekness is children, bc they have to be ran over, and small rodents to make road kill.

Bottom Line:   
im used to riding a 20" BMX volume destroyer frame with heffer pro's, one of thses rims is the same weight as both of these rims, it has to be. these rims are so wide every one is gonna have to look at how amazing ur bike looks. best rims ever made, especially if u beat the hell out ofr ur bike.

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Favorite Trail:   street, dirt jumps, trails.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   DJ's Cycles, long Branch

Similar Products Used:   haro heffer pro's

Bike Setup:   Haro Zero, 6.5" travel, haro big block sealed bearing peddals, primo grips, dirt hirt harry breal lever, custom 23" oversized truvativ handle bars, gyro.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2005

Strengths:    Wide, Stiff, Strong

Weaknesses:    Finish chips easier than anodized rims

Bottom Line:   
This is the strongest and stiffest rim I have ever ridden or used, the stiffness was noticed instantlly. This was the first wheelset I built, took my time and asked the pro's for advise, no problems. Yeah its heavy, but only about 50 grams more than Doubletracks, so who cares unless your a weight weenie.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Bike Room

Similar Products Used:   Sun Mammoth, Singletracks

Bike Setup:   04 Giant AC, 03 JR.T, Kona Buldge cranks, Mrp Minime chain guide, Kenda Kinetic tires

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joseph a Downhiller from Northfield VT USA

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2005

Strengths:    They are only as strong as you make them. They are tough rims, mainly because they are so wide, they can handle a wide tire, a 3.0" tire shouldn't be on anything else but a doublewide or something of this size. The wider the rim, the better the performance of the rim. But it all comes down to who strung it...if you are making a wheel for the first time...dont, you'll screw yourself, they are hard to string, so let a pro do them, and get them checked after 25 miles to double check. other than that, these things are rougg and tough rims!

Weaknesses:    They are no modo's or deemax's but for the price, they are great. I would recommend a Sun doubletrack or an Intense Ma 30 over the Sun Doublewide, but if you want it fat, this is as big as you can get...I am a trials rider myself, so i use 47mm echo and koxx drilled rims, so i know about flat spots and dicking around on rims...and if you dont know how to ride or land right, you will break these rims, or get flat spots... for the price u can import a koxxdrilled rim...which id recommend if you're a fair weather rider, but real downhillers, stick with a dh rim, the drilled rims get the tub wet and you'll get flats all day if you go dhing in the rain..

Bottom Line:   
If you want fat rims, this is for you, if you want something wide, for 2.5+ tires, id reccomend a Mag 30, but the sun doubletrack is pretty much the same thing for about 20 bucks cheaper... if you want to mix it up, go with a doubleTRACK on the rear for strength, then a doubleWIDE on the front with a bigger tire for good control...little weaker, but like 10mm wider, makes a 3.0 or 2.7 tire look like a square, SO NICE!

But if you dont ride hard and just have alot of money...buy 2 doublewides, and pimp out your bike, it looks cooler...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes, (price match it from Jenson USA)

Similar Products Used:   Intense Mag 30, Doubletrack, sun single track, Modo, Maxxis D531

Bike Setup:   My dh bike: 2003 Foes DHS Mono, M frame, black, Sun doubletrack rim with a kenda 2.7 on the rear, sun doublewide and an intense 3.0 on the front with the ti-currnet shox and the new Manitou Dorado DH 180

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeroen van den Hill a Downhiller from Breda

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2005

Strengths:    Absolute bombproof, pinchrestitant. Great shockdamping,big footprint, so allot of grip, because your tires are wide and sqaure on thise rims. Looks awesome. def.eyecatcher.

Weaknesses:    Hard to treu for a mechanic, because of the stifnnes of the rim. Not so fast rolling as smaller rims. With a lighter weight.

Bottom Line:   
I have used these rims for 2,5 years know, and i have only had a few dents in the rearrim. A couple of times it's has been trued. 2 times. But afterall i love these rims. I have beat the living sh*t out of them. And they still are going strong. I trust my life on them. I go for something that is durable instead of lightweight, wich i have to replace every year. I would by them a second time. Great product, but a bit heavy to. But i got used to that.

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Favorite Trail:   Bikeparks here @ in Germany.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   I purchases a pair secondhand from a friend for 70 euros

Similar Products Used:   All sort of rims. Usely for xc, these where first big boys for fr and dh.

Bike Setup:   GT Ruckus 1.0 02 psylo sl tullio. Chris King rear hub.Hope m4 and c2 brakes. Larsen tt's 2.35. xtr, protaper. Ultegra sprocket.11-27 Hg 72 chain. Butterfly pedals or Time-z pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam mills a Downhiller from GLOUSTERSHIRE (UK)

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2005

Strengths:    EVERY THING!!! THE GREATEST HARDCORE RIMS IVE EVER RIDDEN

Weaknesses:    BIT HEAVY, SLIGHTLY PRICEY(BUT ITS WORTH IT)

Bottom Line:   
THEESE RIMS ARE THE DOGS B"%%&^*S ITS HANDELLED 10 foot drops to flat running my tyres at a small 40 PSI with ease, ive been nailing theese rims off rocks, trees, walls and not a single complaint about them they are still as true as the day i bought them. Ive never had to retension the spokes and there holding strong! THEESE RIMS ROCK!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   WADES

Similar Products Used:   COMBATS' BFRs, BMFs

Bike Setup:   KARPIEL ARMAGEDDON,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben Landry a Downhiller from Gatineau, QC, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2004

Strengths:    Tough, no pinch flats at very low pressures.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, MSRP is expensive

Bottom Line:   
Rim was ridden hard on the front end for 2 years and still going on original build; broke 2 freeride frames using the wheel. Dropped, jumped, XCed, ridden for DH and stunts. Had to re-tension the spokes only once. It has all kinds of little dings on the outside edge buit it still spins true. Great durable product by Sun. The weight is a matter of personal preference; it doesn't prevent you from doing anything, it's a question of feel/personal preference. A great, low maintenance rim for riding rough or rocky terrain: no pinch flats! Too bad they're pretty expensive.

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Favorite Trail:   HoneyDrop in Sun Peaks

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Dave's Bike Dump (Ottawa)

Similar Products Used:   Alex DX32, sun double track, Atomlabs trailpimp

Bike Setup:   03 Banshee Scream, superT pro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by arran shirovay a Weekend Warrior from north wales uk

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2004

Strengths:    fat as fu_k

Weaknesses:    there not free to safe people, pros bah, nonsense. we use these products everyday.

Bottom Line:   
like people say no rims and wheels are perfect but ur as close as ur gonna get with these badboys.just remmember these rims will handle anything as long as ur wheel builder is spot on, other wise ur gonna get problems. if they broke tomorrow i would go and buy another set. for weight conciouse riders out there, ur in the wrong catagory, u need cross country,weak jay boys.

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Favorite Trail:   all good

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   wades

Similar Products Used:   please do not insult my inteligence by even thinking mavic come into the same relm as d wide .that is utter bollox.french junk. ive had sas, black and the gold, combats, x lite phatso,sun d track[tuff but go brown]shi*ty 321, and sorry to say atomlab dhr, there a joke.

Bike Setup:   brooklyn racelink 03 monster t ,u no the heavy build 55pounder, the hulk,full fat etc,

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