The WTB SpeedDisc All Mountain features WTB’s International Bead Seatdesign and eyelets.This 475-gram rim features a wide, 26.5-millimeterprofileThat can roll withThe punches and come out straight andTrue. Disc only 541 ERD Weight: 475 g 26mm width
Strengths: Cheap, Strong, Relatively light for strength
Weaknesses: Not the widest rims ever and not really suitable for tyres over 2.3", comes with cheap shimano hubs (when factory pre built) but thats reflected in the price
Can i just point out that there seems to be 2 versions of this rim, an XC version and an All Mountain version, the WTB rim manual has them both in different ASTM categories, the AM version being higher than the XC rating, i have had the AM versions for a short while now and they are still straight and true, granted they have not been punished very hard, but ill update this review when i have some more experience with them, but as with all rims i imagine its a good idea to occasionally check the spoke tension.
Date Reviewed: June 8, 2012
Strengths: Strong after 5 years of riding.
Weaknesses: My butt.
These wheels have been on my Windsor Comp 29er (generic Fuji) for the past 5 years. I ride in AZ where it's all rocky and sandy everywhere. I've ridden it on South Mountain dozens upon dozens of times. I've ridden single track around Flagstaff and on the Mogollon Rim. In 5 years i've never trued them or had any issues. I just like good fun riding. I'm not doing crazy drops and down hilling. Chances are neither of you (except for in your mind).
Strengths: Inexpensive, entry level rim to get you started.
Weaknesses: Not very durable for clydes. I'm 220 and these started going out of true within about 2 months. They weren't real bad, but not a trait of a high quality rim. Taco-ed the front rim pretty easily on a fairly low speed endo. My LBS is replacing with Mavic 719 rims, which should be 10x better...
Came stock on my Kona Hei Hei 29er full suspension. Best fit is probably lighter, beginner riders. I'm 6-ft, 220#, and these were destined for replacement for me. I'm not a balls-to-the-wall crazy rider, but I'm no pansy either. They just couldn't take what I threw at them.
a Cross Country Rider
from anaheim, california
Date Reviewed: March 26, 2012
Strengths: Good looks, fairly light, durable, good rolling momentum
These wheels came as stock with the Azure I bought. Intended to replace the wheels as soon as I got the bike. But upon trying them, I told myself nah!! cause they roll with ease and maintain speed pretty well, and are not flexy. They climb very well too. It seems like I was riding a thousand dollar wheels with these babies. I guess it has something to do with it having nice hubs and spokes. Bottom line is lace them with a decent hubset and spokes and they are decent race rims. Plus they are fairly cheap.
Similar Products Used: mavic 117, mavic 223, crossmax slr, shimano wh-571 etc. etc.
Bike Setup: IronHorse Azure comp, straight X-7, DtSwiss hubs and spokes, full Ritchey WCS cockpit, seatpost and saddle.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: December 20, 2011
Strengths: Still true
I can't break them
Weaknesses: none identifiable
After 3 years of constant hard use on roads, rocks, dirt, mud and water with cracked frames, many worn out tires, crases drops and sticks in the spokes these rims show no sign of being anything but perfectly strait and true, not even a single broken spoke along the way to show for it all and the hubs till spin smoothly I really cannot fault these rims.
I don't know if I could be upgrading to lighter rims out there but these ones have not gone wrong in any way and that is what matters to me.
Weaknesses: none for real... maybe some tires are harder to fit, and i had problems with mine 2.35 TIOGA, but they are much wider then the rim sugests, so, 2.25 albert fit perfectly
they are great... i was looking for something lighter than what i had, and i got it, and still couldn't untrue them, so, for me, they own!
i use them on enduro/agressive XC trails and i'm about 80kg (175lbs), do small drops and stuff... build them on my own, and i'm no proffesional in building wheels, so in my opinion: MONEY WELL SPEND :)
These rims have a beating over the past three years. Just trued the back last month for the first time. Everyone who complains about them should check their spoke tension every once in a while, and note that these aren't for big air. I use them for XC and all mountain. They have bashed their way through rock gardens, over logs, and 24-30 inch drops. No issues. I weigh 175lbs/ 75 kg. Take care of your bike and it will take care of you. OEM with the bike.
Similar Products Used: mavic 325, sun xc lite, bontrager xc
Bike Setup: Haro Xeon VL160S Full-Suspension
Date Reviewed: July 29, 2008
Strengths: only had this rim for around a week now they cost so much cos i had sum propa fat spokes put on with a decent shimanio hubs and a aint i. Light rider i buckle every wheel with in a few days normally but i have to say there are still goin strong and lined true alkways
Weaknesses: no weekness for what i use then for wouldent recomend these for free style or big drops
great rim with big eat spokes and a decent hub i say buy them now while there so cheap
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: June 10, 2008
Strengths: I have punished this rim!! I am 225lbs and ride hard, I built the wheel myself and have had no trouble with it at all, granted I dont do more than about 4 or 5 foot drops and this is an xc rim. maybe you guys that are haveing trouble with them should have somebody else build them for you or learn to use a little finesse when you are rideing
Weaknesses: the only thing I dont like is the stickers on the side rub when I true it and the seam hits as well, I like to true to as near perfect as possible and use a dial indicator
I think they are a pretty darn good rim for the money, as for those downhillers and big air dogs that are bending them, you might want to try something other than an xc rim !!
Bike Setup: 2000 GT XCR 4000, marzocchi mz supercomp, fox vanillia, deore lx hubs deraillures and shifters avid juicy seven 160's
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: December 8, 2007
Strengths: Strong enought for my riding. weight is in check
I have been riding on these wheels for about two years and have never had any problems. I'm about 185lbs. so I'm not lite but not I'm not "Frank The Tank" either. I don't ride huge drops but that is not what these are for. If your looking for a cheap trail wheel that is some what lite buy it. They do seem a little narrow. I run a 2.1 and it is fine but i'm a not sure about running anything much wider on them. And like anything else inspect it once in a while and if the spokes are lose get it taken care of.
Since upgrading to disc brakes for my new Yukon FX frame, I've been looking for a decent set of 6-bolt disc wheels. I found two sets that I'm considering. One set is a WTB SpeedDisc, and the other is a Mach 1. Here they are: [URL="http://cgi.ebay.com/WTB-SpeedDisc-All-Mtn-Wheelset-Kenda-Nevegal-2-1- ... Read More »
I've read that this combo should work fine...true? I have watched the videos/searched/etc...totally get the basics, and I plan on going ghetto (split tube) and mixing up my own sauce. Just a couple questions:
1. Can I effectively use a 26" tube on a 29er rim, or do I need to get 24" tubes?
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I have some WTB Speed disc rims on a XC bike that i want to convert to tubeless.
I read somewhere that the Stan´s Rim Strip didn´t work good enough on them because of the deep rim´s inner channel, and also because the ineer channel doesn´t go all the way into the rim´s walls. so the ... Read More »
I have a chance to get a set of WTB SpeedDisc 29er rims at a pretty cheap price. I have heard the stock rims are a "weak spot" on my 09 RH Expert 29er.
Are the SpeedDisc rims any better than my stockers???
(I think they were the XC version of the SpeedDisc, not the All Mountain)Read More »