The American Classic Terrain Disc wheels are an ideal balance between strength, weight, and performance. There are no hidden nipples or unusual spokes.The economical Terrains are reliable, maneuverable and smooth. Newly improved sturdier bearings and hub
Strengths: Tubeless set-up is easy. Lightweight for the price. Look good.
Weaknesses: Rear hub slips, won't engage.
This wheelset came with my Niner Jet 9 Carbon. My rear hub stopped engaging after 40 days. I took the hub apart per American Classic's directions on their website. Found some of the teeth on the cassette body to be stripped. Also, the cam plate is somehow not engaging the pawls into the teeth. I cleaned out some metal shaving that may have been interfering with the cam plate, cleaned everything, re-greased and put it all back together. It is re-engaging for the most part, but still misses. I am going to call American Classic when they re-open after the New Year. Hopefully they will send me a rebuild kit. I will update this review to let you all know how the customer service goes.
For now, I am using the rear wheel from my single speed. It is an XT hub laced to a WTB i23 rim. It will be a bit heavier, but it will last!
Does anyone have info or experience with these wheels? These just came out back in December.
I can't find any information regarding what hubs they use and their engagement system. Curious if these wheels will hold up in the long run.Read More »
Does anybody have experience with these wheels? They appear to be a heavy duty, mid-priced build ($450). I have seen them advertised as weighing around =/-1900 grams, which makes them comparable to ZTR Flows.Read More »