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Sun UFO Rims Rim

3.5/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.00


Product Description

  • USE: RACE/ CROSS COUNTRY
  • WIDTH: 21mm
  • BEAD WIDTH: 21mm
  • INNER BEAD WIDTH: 16mm
  • SECTION HEIGHT: 15.1mm
  • WEIGHT: 350g


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    Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by carnub a Cross Country Rider from Hungary

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2009

    Strengths:    Light

    Weaknesses:    My rear wheel cracked all around the middle on the inside. I noticed that the brakes were jolting for about 2 weeks. I stopped when I got a puncture and I was very worried when I saw what I'd been riding. I only rode on these for 6 months at 50-60 psi and mostly on the road. I don't jump, and not an agressive rider. I'm going for DT Swiss replacements.

    Bottom Line:   
    Dangerous

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $56.00

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic 717, stronger Sun rims

    Bike Setup:   Cube, mostly XT, bits of XTR

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by k-fed a Cross Country Rider from leesburg, VA

    Date Reviewed: July 9, 2009

    Strengths:    stays true through pretty much anything

    Weaknesses:    a little bit narrow,

    Bottom Line:   
    the rim i have is great, i just read about the rims cracking, i will check mine tomarow morning but they hold up fine

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   cheap wheelsets


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by someone a Cross Country Rider from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, EU

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2009

    Strengths:    light

    Weaknesses:    week

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm 65kg. My rims crack same right under the rim strip, and start to separate. So it's dangerous! I uset with 50-60 PSI.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Bike Setup:   full suspension

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by cro-mo man a Cross Country Rider from Sherwood, Ark.

    Date Reviewed: March 9, 2008

    Strengths:    Light, fast, strong, look cool. I ride mostly hardpack with rocks and roots and the UFO's always take me there and back.

    Weaknesses:    Haven't encountered any.


    Bottom Line:   
    I thoroughly recommend these rims for anyone who rides xc. I haven't jumped any cars or sh%t like that so can't comment on insanity.

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    Favorite Trail:   rock n' roll

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   some stock Alex rims

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn steel hardtail

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Robert a Racer from Santa Barbara, Ca

    Date Reviewed: August 22, 2007

    Strengths:    Light. Stay true.

    Weaknesses:    They break in half.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm only 160 pounds, and I only do XC. Anything more than an 18" drop is an accident. But I've now broken 4 of these rims, in exactly the same way. (2+2, bought about a year apart, from different stores) They crack right under the rim strip, and start to separate. When you start to feel a bumpiness in the breaks, pull off the tire and take a look. You'll see a crack right down the middle, under the strip. If you run disks, you might not even notice until they literally break in half.

    I liked them while they worked. They're light, fairly cheap, and they somehow stay true, even after they crack. But I can't give a higher rating because they're dangerous.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Similar Products Used:   Just about everything made for XC since the 80's.

    Bike Setup:   Litespeed Owl Hollow, White Brothers fork, GT-Hadley hubs.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by JmZ a Cross Country Rider from Northern Indiana

    Date Reviewed: November 12, 2006

    Strengths:    Light, True, Reasonable Priced

    Bottom Line:   
    Easy to build. Built up after tacoing the previous rim.

    Light (came in at around 370 grams or so), been plenty durable for general trail riding under my 200 pound butt, and it's only needed a spoke wrench once or twice.

    For the intended application (and a bit more) it's held up well. I wouldn't do a dowhill race on it, but for general trail riding (XC work), it's held up fine.

    By now there are lighter rims out there, but don't know if I'd trust those for my weight and riding.

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    Favorite Trail:   Still looking - Suggestions?

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Local Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Sun Sub IV, Mavic's, Bontrager Valiant

    Bike Setup:   Ventana El Fuego

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by josh a Cross Country Rider from nevada city, ca, usa

    Date Reviewed: April 23, 2006

    Strengths:    stay true for a long time, very light, look cool, inexpensive

    Weaknesses:    not very strong

    Bottom Line:   
    these rims are awsome and very light, i definately recommend them for the cross country rider. i had to get a new one because i ruined mine in a race when i flatted and didn't want to fix it, so i just kept ridding. that was okay though because they don't cost a fortune!!

    buy these rims.

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    Favorite Trail:   pioneer trail

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   price point

    Similar Products Used:   alex rims dh20's(don't buy)

    Bike Setup:   custom frame, xt hubs, double butted spokes, ec90 handlebar, stock stem, stock seatpost, lx shifters, xt rear derailleur, lx front derailleur, forte saddle, ufo rims

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Warren Claflin a Cross Country Rider from St. Paul, MN USA

    Date Reviewed: July 18, 2005

    Strengths:    Light, durable, stay true

    Weaknesses:    a bit narrow but that's what you get when buying some of the lightest rims on the market

    Bottom Line:   
    I have no clue how anyone can say that these rims are weak. I'm a 220 lb rider and have ridden these rims over everything (log piles, rock gardens, through streams, etc) and raced with them and so far for over a year I'm yet to need to true these rims. I'd recommend that anyone looking to buy new rims to stop looking any further.

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    Favorite Trail:   lebanon Hills

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $33.00

    Purchased At:   Bikes 2 You

    Similar Products Used:   stock rims

    Bike Setup:   does it matter? XT hubs, DT Swiss double butted spokes, UFO rims etc

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by bob lafarge a Weekend Warrior from VAN North shore

    Date Reviewed: June 30, 2005

    Strengths:    look cool

    Weaknesses:    not that stong, heavy, just not FUN

    Bottom Line:   
    Dont buy these horrible rims fall apart not worth your Money they dont hold up. I am just a messendger i wish to warn u they will fall apart

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    Favorite Trail:   CBC

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   90

    Similar Products Used:   double tracks, mag 30, double wide

    Bike Setup:   Brodie Demon

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by matt miller a Racer from Nazareth, PA

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2004

    Strengths:    look cool, have black sidewalls so they look better with doscs

    Weaknesses:    my sticker is starting to come off

    Bottom Line:   
    well lets just say the combination of these rims, 14/15 spokes, and wtb hubs, all in black of course, these rims rule. lightwieght, perty, and i dont remember how much they cost so that must be a good thing. Here's the story:....
    Mid-Atlantic Super Series race 10:
    so i need to place good in this race to take the series. everythings going good until i flat in the front. no prob..i have stans notubes. i whip out my pump, fill her up and im off again. final lap:about 2 or so miles left, the second flat comes, this time the tire comes off the rim. i wont be able to put it back on so i start to run. i get passed and move into third. forget this this i thought, im ridin! i wrap my tire around my handlebars and ride. these rims are good, but they dont track through the rock gardens like my wildgrippers. how good are they?? let's just say that to this day i haven't touched them with anything but some sandpaper to remove some burrs. ohh yeah, in another race some dude crashed into me and bent my rear rim but all was well as it trued right up.
    buy these rims if you want to be cool

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    Favorite Trail:   by the jersey shore..i forget the name

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Curt's Cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   ive used a few rims

    Bike Setup:   nrs, xtr stuff, skareb super, magura martas, other wight weenieish stuff

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Graham a Weekend Warrior from Madison, OH, U.S.A.

    Date Reviewed: January 16, 2004

    Strengths:    Light, Strong, Looks, Little Flex.

    Weaknesses:    None untill you Hit a six foot Free-ride.

    Bottom Line:   
    IT's a great Rim, I bought them from the Demo specials at Jensons Laced to LX Hubs, There Sweet Rims for the trail and held up to quite a lot but I should never have Done that free-ride. So I retired those Awesome wheels to my XC Bike and bought Some F519 Laced to Disc XT For my Free-riding,. IF your looking for some tough XC rims, these fit into that catagory with extreme smoothness.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Jensonusa

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic f519s, WTBs, Rhyno Lites, Mavic 517s.

    Bike Setup:   FSA, Chris King, XTR, Manitou Black Elite, Avid TI, Ea70, Hardtail.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by todd a Weekend Warrior from lakewood, co

    Date Reviewed: October 8, 2003

    Strengths:    great rim, light, durable

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Great deal on a rim

    Im 220 and ride hard, it has not been out of tru once

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $39.00

    Purchased At:   jensonusa

    Similar Products Used:   mavic 3.1, intense mag 30

    Bike Setup:   changing it up right now, soon to be a fxr kinda cross country

    Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

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