Bontrager Rhythm Comp TLR 29 Wheelset

3.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00


Product Description

  • 1915 grams per pair
  • Sealed bearing hubs
  • 6061 series aluminum rim
  • Tubeless Ready system works
  • Requires Presta valve tube or Presta valve core for tubeless


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ojay72

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2012

Strengths:    Price-value, resilience

Weaknesses:    At this price level, none worth complaining about.

Bottom Line:   
Even with a nasty dent on my rear rim that went all the way passed the lip, the wheel only has an ever so slight hop which the experts have been amazed about. Still pretty true even with the damage. After 2 years the rear bearings may need some tlc but it still spins smooth apart from a slight increase in spin noise. These are spec'd on Trek Remedies from 2011 and earlier and for good reason.

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Bike Setup:   Transition Covert, Fox Talas, rp23

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zoomie a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2012

Strengths:    Tubeless Ready 29 wheel set without breaking the bank. Excellent tubeless tire sealing, works as advertised. Great value and reliable wheelset

Weaknesses:    a bit of flex in the wheels, but hardly noticeable (I am 200lbs).

Bottom Line:   
Had a set on my GF HiFi, damaged the front one (my fault) and bought another one. Online ordering was a bit tough and eventually went with an LBS. The wheel is easy to use and I put GEAX Saguaro TNT tires on the front and back. It took less than 5 minutes to put both tires on and I have had zero pressure issues due to the great rim design. The valve core and rim strip are self explanatory and easy to use. Overall, this is a great rim for the price. It does flex and I blew two spokes running through a scrub oak (there are only 28 spokes so they have a lot of tension). I am 6' 200 lbs and ride on the Front Range of Colorado. I have done cross country to extremely technical on these wheels and haven't had a bad experience yet. The wheel flex might be more of an issue with a hard tail, but the pros more than outweigh the cons on this wheel set.

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Favorite Trail:   Falcon Trail

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Village - Co

Bike Setup:   2009 GF HiFi Deluxe 29

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rtarquini a Cross Country Rider from Cary, NC

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2011

Strengths:    Light, wide

Weaknesses:    Weak, dents / bends with mildly aggressive riding

Bottom Line:   
Bent the rear with XC usage, 160lbs rider, now unable to true. Also dented (w/Tube @32 psi). Still rideable as the Paragon has a wide triangle.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Trek of Raleigh

Similar Products Used:   Crankbros Cobalt

Bike Setup:   09 Paragon, converted to SS

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Clinterous a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2010

Strengths:    light and wide. xlnt quality. runs tubeless nicely with bontrager strips.

Weaknesses:    28 spoke. makes for a flexy wheel. at 200lbs I definately notice flex. Its off putting.

Bottom Line:   
Good wheels apart from flex. Why didnt they just use a 32 hole patern and these wheels would be bullet proof.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with Bike 2009

Similar Products Used:   Stans Arch. Sun DS2, shimano 29.

Bike Setup:   Stock 2009 Paragon

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by photodog a Racer from SLO, CA

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, wide, reasonable weight, easy to make tubeless

Weaknesses:    hubs are kind of cheap

Bottom Line:   
These came with my Paragon. I thought they would be the first thing I wanted to upgrade but they've proven to be a very solid training wheelset. I'm 175lbs ride these really hard and have not had to true them in the past year. A quick note on the Stans site got me the right rimstrips so I converted to tubeless (you can't find the bontrager kit anywhere), most tires mount right up. One of the nicest things about these is that the rims are really wide which makes for wider tires and more traction. Running 22psi on a 2.25 is like having suspension and I have only put one minor dent in the rim at that pressure.
I was going to upgrade to a set of 240's with DT 7.1's but the Bontrager's are only about 75 grams heavier and are about $500 less! Heck, I'll just buy a couple more sets of these! Don't get me wrong, if you're racing you still want a race-only wheelset but for training and trail riding these are quite a value.

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Favorite Trail:   mine

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   lots

Bike Setup:   Paragon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by talknopf a Cross Country Rider from Israel

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2009

Strengths:    light, strong.
gives more volume to the thiner tires.
adds mor confidance


Weaknesses:    you can find lighter wheels

Bottom Line:   
a wheelset to relay on
i have been riding these for about a week and a half.
tubless is gr8
overall strength is amazing for a 28 spoke.
no truing needed for all of this time
i am at about 220 LB

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Favorite Trail:   all around

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   none

Similar Products Used:   bontrager 29er linup

Bike Setup:   GF paragon stock + seatpost and handlebares converted to xxx LITE

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