Bontrager Earl Wheelset Wheelset

4/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

Price: $170-$370

  • Big 32mm wide 6061-T6 welded aluminum rim for landing the big stuff in style
  • Front hub ships with endcaps for both 20mm thru axle and 5mm skewer (thru axle and skewer not included)
  • Cartridge bearings and removable cassette body for reliability and ease of service (replacement parts sold separately)
  • Brass locking nipples; Presta valve


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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by kennay333 a Racer from Troy,MI,USA

    Date Reviewed: August 12, 2009

    Strengths:    Super Strong. Absolutly bombproof. Smooth hubs, strong spokes, tough rim.

    Weaknesses:    Weight, but it's not made to be light. (Buy a XXX lite)

    Bottom Line:   
    They take a lickin and keep on spinnin.

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    Favorite Trail:   Potawatomi

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   American Cycle and F

    Similar Products Used:   bont. ranger, rhythm comp, mavic (with lefty)

    Bike Setup:   Freeride/urban assault.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gregg a Cross Country Rider from Tampa

    Date Reviewed: March 13, 2008

    Strengths:    Strong, Strong, Strong.

    Weaknesses:    A little heavy, not all that pretty, but neither am I.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have over 5000 hard miles on these wheels and they have only had to be trued once. In fact it was just the back one. It was out of dish but still true. It resulted from a very cool looking crash.
    I upgraded the bearings to a set of Philwood bearings.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Bike Setup:   Kustom Kona hardtail

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jake from Columbus, OH, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 17, 2008

    Strengths:    Front wheel seems strong, wheels aren't TOO heavy

    Weaknesses:    Rear free hub body seems to have trouble engaging. I took it apart and can't see anything wrong, but clicking noises seem to keep popping up.

    Bottom Line:   
    A good front wheel, but the rear hub is very questionable (I'll probably replace the rear wheel when I have the money).

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   DeeTraks, WTB dual duty FR, King Earl wheels, Sun Ringle Ryhno lite XL


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    Big Earl Wheelset Tubeless?

    Has anyone set these up tubeless? How? Success? Failure? I usually do gorilla tape tubeless with my non UST rims but these rims are fairly wide. Not sure if the tape will fill in the right amount or else I would have to try 20" schrader tubeless. Chime in Thanks!Read More »

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    [IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/ratcamaro/MTB/sessiondevilsd.jpg[/IMG] I ride a 2009 Trek Session 88 and have been breaking rear spokes every ride on one paticular drop. It's about a 6-8 ft. drop. [IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/ratcamaro/MTB/bigearl.jpg[/IMG] I w ... Read More »

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