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WTB FX 28 Rim

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 615g


Product Description

The FX28 features WTB’s legendary rim crafting quality at a fraction of the price. This 615-gram rim utilizes a 28-millimeter wide profile and incorporates a CNC’d braking surface and wear indicator.

32 Holes



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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gmarchie12 a Racer from Redlands, CA

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2009

Strengths:    Pretty Strong and considered as a free-ride wheel

Weaknesses:    Not exactly light

Bottom Line:   
Currently using this wheelset on a very basic throw around bike. This wheel performs pretty well considering that i got it for less than a $100 bucks. It was very cheap and i have taken pretty high and solid jumps. Only thing about it is that it is in the heavier end in comparison with all-mountain category wheels. Wheelset seemed to have been machine assembled and is slightly out of true after a month's use. Although i would blame the out of true to the fact that i had never trued it even after the "break in" period. When i get around to truing it, i am pretty sure it would be solid. And oh, by the way, i have crashed with this wheel for like--uhm--50 times---and they still seem very usable (only slightly out of true).

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   Trek 4900 hardtail with a mishmash of parts geared to trail-all mountain

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mntgoat a Cross Country Rider from Marin County, USA

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2009

Strengths:    Strong wheelset with low lateral flex, 32h dt swiss spokes, xt hubs, brass nipples, rim or disc brake, low cost.

Weaknesses:    Weight - (1100gfront/1200grear), but then they are DH/FR specific wheels.

Bottom Line:   
Great build, no need for spoke adj. yet. I use these mostly for singletrack riding. The wheels climb and descend with more speed and confidence, and allow me to use my brakes more aggressively and less often. I aim for about 33 psi f&r (tube), and on a hard hit has bent my previous wheels. So far I can get through fairly rough terrain - rocks, fallen tree branches, streams, and drop-off's (+/- 2') without the usual wheel flex. I'm tall and weigh in @ 200 lbs, so these wheels are great for me even though I am not a free rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $185.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager: race lite disc, rhythm comp.

Bike Setup:   '08 Trek EX8. xt cassett, avid elixir cr's, panaracer cinder's 2.25, fox float rl fork with 200 psi.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KingKrawczyk a Weekend Warrior from Maryland

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2009

Strengths:    Light, strong, sturdy, and cheap.

Weaknesses:    No weaknesses experienced yet.

Bottom Line:   
Great smooth ride. Experienced faster travel with new lighter rims. Stock rims and hubs lag and require more effort. I'm just a weekend warrior that doesn't do any crazy jumps, but I jump curbs and hit roots on trails. The rims are holding up so far and are staying true. Places online are offering these rims around $150-175 for the wheel set. Most offer with the same hubs. I'd say it was a great buy for a weekend warrior.

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Favorite Trail:   LSHG Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $155.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Weinmann Zac 19, but I feel these are better.

Bike Setup:   Hardtail. Rim sits 14g SS spokes on Shimano Deore XT M756 hubs.

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Need help with Ghetto Tubless for WTB FX 28 rim

I'm converting a friends rim to tubeless ghetto style and the WTB FX 28 rim won't accept the tire bead (mountain king 29er). I have a stans rim and mavic 819 which I've done for myself without any problems. But I'm having trouble getting this tire to snap into the rim with a heavy duty compres ... Read More »

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