Bontrager Race Modified Disc Wheelset

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 765/1025 grams <br>(fr/rr) MSRP : $499.00


Product Description

  • Rims are disc-specific and welded for superior strength; 28/28 hole design, with OSB feature, reduces dish, and is engineered to withstand both braking and lateral forces for any size rider
  • Hubs are Swiss made and fully serviceable, with a combination of cartridge and needle bearings
  • KB's HiLo ATB rear hub design ensures excellent spoke bracing angles for improved lateral wheel stiffness, while steel freehub body will not get marred up with use; front hub utilizes oversized cartridge bearings and aluminum axle
  • Bontrager Race Mtn Cro-moly skewers included
  • Disc model brake rotor placed for international standard – no adapters required when used with most braking systems


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Shane Gouldthread from Weedville

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2005

    Strengths:    lighter, tubeless, and hubs are really nice!

    Weaknesses:    rims???

    Bottom Line:   
    these wheels worked great but i had my rear wheel damaged badly.. it was sad. i was doing a training day on fire roads and single track. when i got home i realized that my rear wheel was horribly bent. i dont jump or anything like bc im a xc racer so i know what not to do and to do. the rim was out of dish so bad we couldnt true it. one side of the spokes was completely tight and the others were all lose but the side we needed to tighten was to tight so the rim needed pushed back into alignment. we put it into a workman stand like used for carpenters. and slowly pressed on it till it got closer to being true. but its still pretty bad. im buying a new wheelset now before nationals next month. i was impressed with them at first but this was only the 6th ride on them. i wont be buying them again.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Sponsor

    Bike Setup:   05 Trek 8500, XT groupset all round, SLR saddle, mosquito tires, SID Team poploc..

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Patrick Beeson a Cross Country Rider from Bluff City, TN, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Fairly light weight(for discs), black looks, strength(especially for 28 spoke wheels), DT Swiss hubs(smooth!)

    Weaknesses:    Cro-Moly Skewers? They should be Ti for this level. Did require a small amount of truing from Trek, which is a small disappointment, again, for this level of wheel.

    Bottom Line:   
    A great wheelset for the money(I got mine at employee purchase price). They actually weigh within the same range as more expensive wheelsets from Mavic and others. I do like the fact that one can repair all parts of the wheel with normal, common spokes, etc. I have ridden these wheels over some rough terrain for the past few months, with no problems and have yet to true them aside from inital "out-of-the-box" tuning. Not too shabby!

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    Favorite Trail:   BearTree

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   Trek Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   XTR/Valient set, Spinergy, XT/517

    Bike Setup:   Yeti ARC, XTR, Skareb Super, Hope Mini, etc

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Breeze a Cross Country Rider from Milwaukee

    Date Reviewed: August 31, 2002

    Strengths:    Great Hub's, Light weight, Very Solid feel they corner as if on rail's, Killer looks.

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    Very solid wheels set, i ride long, and i ride short and hard, they have taken every thing i have thrown at them and spit it back.

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    Favorite Trail:   John Meir

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   N/A

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Cross Max, Mavix 517's XTR Hubs, Rolf URRACCO's

    Bike Setup:   NRS, XTR, Race Face, Easton Carbon, Fox Frox Vanilla 125 RLC, Sid XC Race Rear, Hayes Hydro disc's

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Andy a Racer from catlin, il , usa

    Date Reviewed: January 25, 2002

    Strengths:    these wheels are really tough i take all the drops and all the hills and they show no bends or wobbles the wheels have stayed true and strong though brutal conditions

    Weaknesses:    they are a bit on the heavy side but the will reward u with
    good strenghts 2


    Bottom Line:   
    like i said before it took them of the sugar 3 disc and put on another bike and they r almost as good as the spinergy. they also have very tough rims and can take a beating. these all good all around rims but could be lighter and some colored spokes would be really nice too

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    Favorite Trail:   kickapoo park trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   spinergy cyclone disc

    Bike Setup:   giant reiner,xtr shifters/deraileurs, race disc modified rims, easton ct2 seatpost, easton ec 70 bars and other top of the line parts to

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    Bontrager Race Disc Modified Maintenance?

    My rear hub is loose and I'm not sure exactly how to tighten it. I have a pdf of a DT swiss manual that might be the same as my hubs, but it requires some pretty serious special tools. Can I just tighten it with a cone wrench somehow or am I going to have to take it to a shop? I haven't taken any of ... Read More »

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