American Classic MTB Single Speed 26 Wheelset

4/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 1405 grams

Product Description

American Classic 26" Single Speed MTB wheels take cross country riding and racing to a higher level of performance. Lightweight and durable with a deep section rim design that is 22mm wide x 24mm high. Compatible with many of the tubeless systems on the market. 18 tooth cog and lock ring included.
  • Rims: aluminum
  • Hub Front: Disc 130
  • Hub Rear: Single Speed
  • Bearings: 6803 C3 sealed stainless steel
  • Spokes: AC 14/15 gauge
  • Quick Release : cro-moly
  • Spacing: 135mm
  • Available in disc and non-disc versions

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by francois a Racer from Saratoga, CA

    Date Reviewed: June 4, 2008

    Strengths:    Light weight
    Great wheelbuild
    Feels agile
    handles well

    Weaknesses:    Rim got dinged easily when hit
    Bearings are a tad rough

    Bottom Line:   
    This a great race wheelset. I opted for the heavier spokes and it has stayed true over the last three years. The bearings have broken in nicely and there is no play on the rear wheel.

    I am very happy about this purchase

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    Favorite Trail:   Demo Forest

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Over a dozen high end wheelsets

    Bike Setup:   Retrotec singlespeed

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Rain Man a Cross Country Rider from Australia

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2006

    Strengths:    Light weight.

    Weaknesses:    A little flexy and poor standard bearings.

    Bottom Line:   
    This wheelset came with the One Niner that I originally purchased from NinerBikes in the USA.

    I gave them a pretty hard time for six months and then changed the stock bearings for a set of Enduro bearings.

    The wheelset is light, and look good on the bike. I run WTB 2.3 Exiwolf tires front and rear. The bike [SIR 9] is set up as a rigid singlespeed, so the wheelset gets quite a pounding every day. I true the wheels fairly regularly, because I don't spare them at all..

    Given the fact that this is such a lightweight wheelset, they have held up remarkably well so far. They flex a bit and sometimes get a little wobbly, but a quick tension/adjustment with the spoke key usually is enough to set them straight.

    I had to get the rear re-dished recently after a particularly hard week of riding through very rocky trails flat out.

    Would I buy them again?


    I think that they are a little bit too flexy and light for a true cross country wheelset. If you only ride fairly smooth singletrack they are fine, but for rougher treatment, I would prefer something a bit stronger and stiffer.

    However, I really can't complain too much...these wheels have been pretty good considering the amount of abuse they get from me.

    I give them 4 for value, because they were so cheap from NinerBikes, but only 3 for overall, because they are a little weak for a true CC wheelset and the standard bearings are pretty awful.


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    Favorite Trail:   Local singletracks.

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   NinerBikes.

    Similar Products Used:   Wheels.

    Bike Setup:   SIR 9 and One Niner SS rigid.

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