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Sun Singletrack Disc Rim

3.73/5 (108 Reviews)
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Sun Rims SingleTrack Rims w/Shimano Deore Disc Hubs Wheelset. Bombproof double wall 25.5mm 6061 alloy rims. HandBuilt with Stainless Steel spokes. Shimano Deore 525 Black Disc hubs. Presta Only.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by flashpoint a All Mountain Rider from Richmond, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2012

Strengths:    Strong and tough. It can take big drops, huge jumps and anything in between

Weaknesses:    A tad heavy but if you're using it for DH or Freeride, who cares.

Bottom Line:   
I have been using the SingleTrack rims since 2007 on my downhill rig. The wheels have been to the toughest trails in Garbanzo, A-Line, B-Line, Crank it up, you name it, it has rolled in there in Whistler Bike Park and the trails in North Shore in Vancouver. I have crashed countless times at trails in North Shore and the rims had been whacked, banged up, scratch and everything in between (if you have ridden the North Shore trails, you know what I mean) and it remained straight and true. One of the toughest rims ever and it does not cost an arm and a leg.

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Favorite Trail:   Neds Atomic Dustbin, CBC

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Similar Products Used:   DT Swiss, Mavic

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz V-10, Norco Atomik, Trek Remedy 8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lee willig a Downhiller from Negaunee, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2011

Strengths:    strong, reliable, wide enough for big tires

Weaknesses:    tubeless tires are difficult to install and remove

Bottom Line:   
these are awesome rims, I have used them for XC, AM, DJ, and light FR for about 2 years and they are still going strong. I would recommend them to anyone for any type of riding.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   WTB dual duty


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Black Sheep a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2011

Strengths:    Very Strong

Weaknesses:    still looking for one

Bottom Line:   
I think these rims are fantastic, never had a problem with them until now, had the bike since 05, they come stock on the bike, have never had to tighten spokes, true, despite front wheel casing couple 20+ footer jumps, nose diving rocks etc. The only problem now is truing my wheel as last time I rode, I went off a drop missed the burm smacked it into a sharp rock then into the other side of the track, still think still true-able just need to get someone better then me to work on it. The bike/Rims came out better then I did, and had to spend time in a sling, with a broken collar bone. Only found this review whilst searching prices for a replacement of the same one, if it can't be trued.

Overall I think these rims are great, but as long as they are built correctly, any rim is crap if its built badly.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Ditch Witch?

Bike Setup:   04 Specialized Bighit Comp.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by audiologies a Weekend Warrior from Yorba Linda, Ca USA

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2011

Strengths:    Reliable.

Weaknesses:    None, maybe a touch heavier than necessary. The stickers are kinda lame too.

Bottom Line:   
I am posting this review mainly because of all the outrage down below. First of all, some of the reviews make no sense. One guy posted a review in April 2010 and said he's only ridden the wheels for 3 weeks and they came stock on the same bike as mine, 2005 bighit. ? Next we have people saying the wheels don't stay true and spokes come loose, etc. That's just not the case if the wheel is built well. I've used these wheels and no other for five years, dropping stairs, rocks, jumping, crashing, and NEVER had to true or even tighten a spoke. Next we have some dude saying the wheel is the wrong size and he can't get a WTB (not WYB, don't trust people that don't proof read their posts) Velociraptor on there. Guess what? I am running that tire right now! And you guessed it, no problem getting it on, I don't even use tire levers! Maybe I was born with hands of steel , but I doubt it. The only reason I even began reading these reviews is because I have been considering another set for a new bike.

The bottom line? Every wheel has bad reviews

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Favorite Trail:   Chutes

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Came on bike

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   05 Bighit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kphmeikle@optonline.net a Cross Country Rider from martinsville ,n.j.usa

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2010

Strengths:    strong built up on hope hubs dt spokes brass nipples .i ride a veriety of terrain from knarrlly rock gardens to buff singletrack all over the country and after enitial tensioning have not had to touch them

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
have had 0 issues with these rims over 3 yrs of riding approx 1000 mls a yr .

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Favorite Trail:   too many to list just 1

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   sun rhino lites stans flow mavic 321 & 717

Bike Setup:   turner 5 spot d/w fox talas 36

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bdm a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2010

Strengths:    Very little from what I can tell.....

Weaknesses:    They are basically s*it, one ride and the back wheel is buckled to the point where the wheel won't spin freely through the frame anymore, and it wasn't even a hard or long ride. These are a joke! Further, the hubs (mine came with bog standard shimano on the rear, unbranded on the front, so both obviously very poor) are terrible, don't spin properly and the rear one has play in it already, again after ONE ride! I know this isn't the place to review the hubs, but if you buy the wheels built, they'll come with these, so its worth mentioning....

Bottom Line:   
Crap. Heavy and very weak, very unreliable. I wouldn't trust these at all if any trail was more than an hours walk from a bike shop. I once heard a wise man say, with regard to mountain bike wheels, "Strong, cheap, light. Pick any two." This has always seemed true to me, but in the case of these wheels, it seems the only one you can pick is cheap. Highly not recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Peak District

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Halo sas (THE best, buy these, its worth the extra), mavic etc

Bike Setup:   A few, kona stab (the 99 version) with marzocchi 66, halo sas etc etc, Orange SubZero, Orange Crush (the old freeride version) with z1's, raceface, sram x9 etc etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by killerb a Cross Country Rider from Spokane, Wa

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2010

Strengths:    Still true

Weaknesses:    perhaps weight (mainly cross country use)

Bottom Line:   
Universal Cycles Build with Chris King hubs, dt spokes, Kenda Nevegal 2.35 dual compound tires. Excellent build that has never let me down. Handled everything around Mt. Hood, Bend OR, and some downhill at Silver MT. Idaho. If you don't have a pro build or a solid wrench looking over your wheelset, your voice lacks credibility.

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Favorite Trail:   Bernard

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   universal cycles

Similar Products Used:   Alex DP20(stock), Mavic, WTB laser disk

Bike Setup:   2005 Reign 2 mostly stock with Chris King bb

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by daviduffy a Downhiller from Jackson Hole

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2010

Strengths:    They still roll even if they're flat-spotted and bent...?

Weaknesses:    They're weak. I'm not the nicest person in the world to my rims, but for 36 spoke (stock on '05 Big Hit FSR), I thought they should have held up a lot better. Both front and rear are flat-spotted and gouged after about 3 weeks of abuse.

Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't recommend these to anyone. For DH, they're too weak, and for XC they're too heavy. Sun managed to make a rim that really doesn't work well in any application.

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Favorite Trail:   Lithium

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   WTB SpeedDisc, Halo Freedom

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock '05 Big Hit FSR

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bradfreeride a Downhiller from littleton, Colorado, US

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2010

Strengths:    Light
Cheap
Got a free replacement one from Specalized
Doesn't pinch flat but flat spots


Weaknesses:    Weak, very weak
Had to constantly check spoke tension
Flat spots very easy
Cracks and bends easily.


Bottom Line:   
I do ride very hard urban downhill/freeride but I would expect more from a freereide/downhill rim. I went through two of them on the rear. One cracked almost all the way through, the bike shop I went to said i was very very lucky to have it not break on me. My second rim lasted a while but I had to constantly check spoke tension and before I replaced the rim it made the 2.3 tire rub on both sides of my frame. It's a good rim for cross country or a front rim if you land on the rear rim most of the time.

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Favorite Trail:   Stairs/ledges

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Stock

Similar Products Used:   Mavic ex 823 rear and 729 front.

Bike Setup:   2006 Bighit fsr1 with 04 Dorado fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ssanderson1 a Cross Country Rider from Provo, Utah, US

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2010

Strengths:    Uhhhhh, it's pretty strong?

Weaknesses:    Heavy and ugly.

Bottom Line:   
This rim lasted me over a year. Other than being heavy and ugly, it's been pretty good! I've ridden it pretty hard and had to do only minor truing....until today. I was going about 25mph downhill around a blind corner. Couldn't turn fast enough to make the bridge...jumped the river instead. Cleared the river, but met a pretty sharp and huge rock on the other size. I woke up to my wheel wobbling in front of my face. Believe it or not, the rim didn't taco! But the rock seriously almost cut through the rim. Good rim, heavy and ugly, but strong. Bottom line, when you crash...crash with a better looking rim. Ha.

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Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   MTX33'S, Rhynolite, Ditch Witch, Various Mavic's

Bike Setup:   '04 AC1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by legacy420 a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver,B.C.,Canada

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2010

Strengths:    Strong.Light enough for me.Only rims I ever had

Weaknesses:    They aren't invincible?

Bottom Line:   
Used for three years and i never had to tension or trued it once. then i blew my derailleur through the spokes and took out for spokes.then it had a wobble.i rode it for another six monthes until i was doing some street stuff and blew another spoke.just got it fixed.i ride dirt street and dh and i havent had a problem that are the rims fault.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler Mountain

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   On Top Bike Shop

Bike Setup:   Banshee scratch.single speed.kenda nevegal.sherman flick plus 150.hayes dh 8 inch.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by pmac225 a Weekend Warrior from Grand Island, NY

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2010

Strengths:    Strong.

Weaknesses:    Incorrect size. Heavy.

Bottom Line:   
WTF!!!! This company has not been in the business long enough to make a rim the proper size? It takes about a half an hour to get a tire on the rim. If you are on the trail and you didn't bring levers...your screwed. It wasn't the tire, the tried a true WYB velocirapter, and I've been doing this for over 20 years. It took me 2 hours to replace the tube today...2 HOURS!!! and 4 tubes. They get pinched by the levers because you have to apply so much force. I'm sorry Mavic, I have gone astray once again, it won't happen again.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   I've never used any rims this f?#$%@# up before!


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nomadic Buckeye a Weekend Warrior from Murfreesboro, TN, USA

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2010

Strengths:    stout and reliable

Weaknesses:    tad heavy, but you don't get super strong rims that are also light

Bottom Line:   
I've never had any problem whatsoever with Singletracks. Mine were handbuilt. They've taken lots of rocky trail time with only scratches to show for it. No hops or wobbles on my wheels. I'm guessing the issues mentioned in other reviews came about from poorly built wheels. I weigh 190 lbs and like to play in the rough stuff. I've never had any issues. None.

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Favorite Trail:   Hamilton Creek, Nashville

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   second hand laced to

Similar Products Used:   DT 5.1D, Mavic 819, Rhyno Lite

Bike Setup:   Nomad

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Davezila a Downhiller from Alexandria

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, lighter than many in this class, good price, disk specific. remember - PROPER SPOKE TENSION IS CRITICAL - for any rim

Weaknesses:    hard to find silver ones these days

Bottom Line:   
These rims are superb. They are very strong and lighter thany many comps. I weigh in at 220 and mostly freeride with lots of air and big stair-climbs. Gotta agree with the others - proper spoke tensioning is the key. I lace my own wheels and these rims rock. If you buy them built (like the singletrack/xt hub combos out there), have them retensioned by hand from someone who know what they're doing.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Online somewhere

Similar Products Used:   too many to list

Bike Setup:   gt full suspension rig and a yeti

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wickerman1 a Weekend Warrior from Richmond BC

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2009

Strengths:    Very strong I am 250 lb free rider

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Iread a lot of reviews where people say they taco and bend these rims easily. I have them on three diferent bikes. IF you're wheel is tensioned and built properly, it will hold up to almost anything. IF you buy a machine built wheel( most of the wheels pre-built in the stores) you need to get them re-tensioned at least twice before it sets in properly. Don't give bad reviews on a wheel when its the way it was built and the rider DOES NOT maintain his components.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1.00


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