American Classic MTB Race 26 Wheelset

4/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

Thirty years of commitment to research and innovation yielded the world’s fastest, most advanced cross country race wheels. Bill Shook designed this unique tubeless race wheel system emphasizing strength, durability and stiffness in a concept Bill calls, “multiplying lightness.” The 26” rim is a whopping 28mm wide x 22mm deep and only 310 grams. Ride a smaller, lighter tire because it spreads out across the rim without sacrificing traction and handling. Our wide Race rims offer improved ground control because the tire is not floating around. Bead barb technology hooks on the tire bead to secure the tires in place without burping. New lighter 14/16 AC Race Round spokes were specially designed for this hand built wheel system. AC test riders raced these wheels all season championing their strength, quick accelerations, solid cornering, fast climbing and descending, and low maintenance. A solid choice for pure speed at full throttle power.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ansjol a Cross Country Rider from Bogota

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2012

Strengths:    Really light (for an aluminum wheelset), spins really fast and was easy to install my Race King 2,2 tubeless tires. I was using the American Classic MTB Race version (1321 gr)

Weaknesses:    After the 1st ride I lost some tension in my spokes, but was fixed inmediatly

Bottom Line:   
I have passed from Bontrager Duster Wheels (2200 gr) to this wheels, besides the 2 pounds saved, the spin is amazing, so I become in a more explosive rider, specially uphill.

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Favorite Trail:   Yerbabuena

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Bike Service Shop

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Duster, Mavic

Bike Setup:   Ibis SL, Magura Durin front suspension, an AC Wheelset

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