Bontrager Race Modified Tubeless Wheelset

3.36/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 670/955 grams <br>(fr/rr) MSRP : $449.00


Product Description

  • Race Modified rims are welded for superior strength and machined for smooth braking; 24/28 hole design, featuring OSB in the rear which reduces dish and is engineered to provide adequate stiffness for any size rider, yet minimize rotating weight for quick accelerations.
  • 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


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    Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Donald Staniszewski a Cross Country Rider from Roseville,CA

    Date Reviewed: May 29, 2008

    Strengths:    Good lightweight rim

    Weaknesses:    Don't hold up to stress.

    Bottom Line:   
    I sold both of my Bontrager wheelsets - these rims cannot handle a rider of 185 pounds. Both of my rims had problems - the hubs cracked where the spokes connect. I will stay with the reliable Mavics, which can handle the stress and weight of a heavier rider.

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    Favorite Trail:   ForestHill Divide

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Aaron Howard a Racer from Orlando

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 2006

    Strengths:    Light, Cheap, Tough

    Weaknesses:    Not as light as some wheelsets but certainly worth it.

    Bottom Line:   
    Love these wheels for the price especially for the price.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   CrossMax, King/Mavic


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bujor Vasile Lucian a Cross Country Rider from Craiova , Dolj , Romania

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2006

    Strengths:    Verry Light still verry stiff

    Weaknesses:    Hard to change tire

    Bottom Line:   
    This product it adress to those people that are performers in mountin biking - cross country section - . I won't recommend it for big jumps even they are good made - you can win a race of downhill or make a big jump but then you got to replace them .
    Best use : cross-country ( you can own supremacy with proper trainig )

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    Favorite Trail:   Danube surroundings

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $270.00

    Purchased At:   Collector

    Similar Products Used:   Deore Xt , Deore ( with M555 Hub )

    Bike Setup:   Proflex K-2 4000 , Nollen Racing Fork , Deore LX&XTR , Magura Evolution Brake

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Donald Staniszewski a Cross Country Rider from Roseville, CA

    Date Reviewed: February 17, 2006

    Strengths:    Good lateral stiifness, tough wheel

    Weaknesses:    Not as light as listed by Bontrager

    Bottom Line:   
    These wheels are stiffer than the Mavic Crossrocs - and putting on the tubeless tires -always a problem with every manufacturer - you have to use tire levers no matter what they say (I always have with no problems), and you have to use Slime or some other tire sealant. Great wheels - I went with Bontrager, even though they had more spokes, because they are bombproof!

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    Favorite Trail:   Forest Hill

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $155.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crossroc

    Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 100, Full XTR

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by james coyne a Cross Country Rider from tampa, fl, u.s.a.

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2004

    Strengths:    they're red and my bike is red so the fact they match has to count for something. actually all that red makes the bike look like a rig built for shakes the clown. only he got to bang mrs. brady. the front wheel has been a trooper, but then if you refrain from huckin and bashin a front wheel can last years and years. the rims are strong and the spokes have been true since day 1.

    Weaknesses:    the rear hub is krap. the free hub shattered and the lbs had a hell of a time removing it. turns out the hub is hugi, which is an arm of dt, which has been known to experience specific product run defects (in other words their quality control licks crack).

    Bottom Line:   
    steer clear of this product, equally so of any wheel set equipped with hugi parts.

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    Favorite Trail:   bowsercoyne@hotmail.com

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $299.00

    Purchased At:   sunshine

    Similar Products Used:   mavic

    Bike Setup:   trek 8500 with many bontrager items (most of which have failed and been replaced).

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Glen a Cross Country Rider from Orange

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2003

    Strengths:    Absolutely none!

    Weaknesses:    Other than being the biggest piece of sh**, the rear hub keeps breaking and tires are a royal pain to mount.

    Bottom Line:   
    The rear hub is absolutely useless. I've had the hub body replaced 3 times over the past 6 months. The last and final time I got it fixed, it broke on the first ride! Something with the palls breaking. It free-wheels pedaling forward about one full rotation before it catches. Totally frustrating.
    Another thing is that tires, tubed or tubeless are a pain to mount. You'll work up a sweat and develop hemoroids from the amount of effort it takes to mount a tire. Good luck if you flat out on a ride. This won't be me because I'm going back to my Mavics!!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic UST Crossmax, Rolf Urraco, Rolf Propel

    Bike Setup:   K2 Razorback Team, XTR, Manitou Black, Easton

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mitch a Cross Country Rider from Minneapolis, MN

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2003

    Strengths:    Look very nice; quality. Tubeless tires do ride better; traction etc...

    Weaknesses:    Mounting tires was ridiculous. Bike shop had to do it for me, even then it took two guys. If I ever get a flat I'm screwed.

    Bottom Line:   
    Still not sure, although for now they're great.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   e-bay

    Similar Products Used:   Previously had Bontrager Super Stocks.

    Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 90, XT, Mars Super.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from The Lone Star State

    Date Reviewed: April 19, 2003

    Strengths:    These wheels are awesome. The hubs are better than any Ive ridden. Price. Tubeless. Light weight.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the best Tubeless wheelset for the price I think

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    Favorite Trail:   Purina in Lubbock

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $225.00

    Purchased At:   Pedalmasher.com

    Similar Products Used:   Bonty Corvairs. These Races are so much lighter I can tell a huge difference. I am flying up climbs that I once struggled on.

    Bike Setup:   '02 Fisher HooKoo. zocchi, full xt, python UST, eggbeaters (very sweet), and King Headset

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Rick O a Racer from Waukesha

    Date Reviewed: January 30, 2003

    Strengths:    Tubeless System..Good Hubs..Light Weight..easy to true (Round Spokes)

    Weaknesses:    Not Laterally Stiff...Tends to rub slightly on brake pads if your a heaivier rider...170+.....doesn't have ceramic braking surface

    Bottom Line:   
    Book wheelset overall...but the rubing on the brake pads could Bug the hell out of the sloppiest of riders...I know what your think'en ..Loosen the brakes a little...sorry that doesnt work, unless you feel Like pulling your levers to the bar...in that case your just an idiot...

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    Favorite Trail:   LOTS

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   CAme with the Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic CrossRoc

    Bike Setup:   Specialized M4 XTR...Specialized S-Works

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Henry G. a Weekend Warrior from Brooklyn, NY-USA

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2002

    Strengths:    excellent light weight wheels, great hubs.

    Weaknesses:    tubeless tire system.

    Bottom Line:   
    These wheels have an excellent ride, spins almost effortlessly love everything about them except the tubeless tire system. The tubeless tires were such a pain in the a** to put on! it was Deffinetly not worth to even trouble with them. After about 1hour and several scratches on my rims later the tires started to spring leaks. I chose to go with the Bontrager JONES AC tubed tires instead.... The technology sounds nice, but no one has an idea on how to impove on it yet so these are an excellent set of wheels, but you simply can do without the pain of tubeless products.

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    Favorite Trail:   not sure yet

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano WM-535

    Bike Setup:   Mongoose zero-G shimano xt/deore/lx guts

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by mike a Racer from Worcester Ma

    Date Reviewed: March 30, 2002

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    wasnt perfectly trued form the factory and spokes were unevenly tension with slack on one side of the wheel

    Bottom Line:   
    i think for the level this wheelset, i believe that it is not worth the money and lacked quality control. But i did only pay 200 for them

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager mustang rims on nukeproof hubs, mavic 225 rims on specialized hubs, bontrager race wheelset, and rolf dolominite

    Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Paragon xt/xtr

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