Cane Creek WAM Team Issue Wheelset

5/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 1622 grams (fr/rr) MSRP : $850.00


Product Description

  • Spoke count: 24 front/28 rear
  • Spokes: Titanium
  • Rim: Box-section aluminum, 26"
  • Hub shell: 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Hub axle: 6061-T6 aluminum (f), titanium (r)
  • Axle spacing: 100mm front/135mm rear
  • rear cassette: Shimano XTR 8/9-speed HG
  • Weight: Front 682g; 940g
  • Price: Front $290; Rear $560


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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jan Feuchtner a Cross Country Rider from Fairfax, VA

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2007

    Strengths:    RELIABILITY

    Weaknesses:    Stickers start to come off after SIX YEARS!

    Bottom Line:   
    So, this is cool. I Googled my own name and up popped my review from April 3rd, 2002 reviewing these wheels after I had owned them for a year. So, I guess that means I started riding them six years ago.
    "The Bottom Line" is that I've used these wheels for everything: XC racing, bombing downhills at ski resorts, commuting to work...I mean everything. They've fallen off a (friends) roof rack to leave a demolished bike and were simply transferred to the new bike. I've replaced the front cartridge bearings once and have literally only trued them (minorly) about 3 times. I have to keep moving my pads up and down on the rim because that's the only part which is slowly wearing down. God I hope these wheels never die. Unfortunately they don't make the yellow rims anymore but Cane Creek assured me they could build 'em back up on black ones when the sidewalls wear out. Bless those guys!

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    Favorite Trail:   Schaeffer Farms

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $375.00

    Purchased At:   Direct from Cane Creek

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano XTR

    Bike Setup:   Salsa Caballero, SRAM X.O (Triggers), XTR rim brakes and crank, Thomson Stem/Seatpost, SID World Cup

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Twisted Ti a Cross Country Rider from Colorado

    Date Reviewed: March 20, 2004

    Strengths:    Rolling resistence doesn't seem like much of a battle to some, but once you ride these you'll feel as if the wheel is pulling for you.

    Weaknesses:    Due to the unique nipple placement many mechanics don't know how to true them... fine adjustment, not coarse. However, they seldom need to be trued. If not cared for, the spoke ends may pull through the rim.

    Bottom Line:   
    Tried and true!! If only I could get my hands on some that fit in my price range. They should definatley be classified on the same level as CrossMax and other brands of similiar ilk. If you weigh over 180 ride; like a cat and you'll be pleased, ride like a bull and they will sumbit. Nothing can be this light and take repeative punishiment like that, beware.
    Buy it if you can afford it!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   100 acre trail

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $420.00

    Purchased At:   way back when airbomb was good

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic(Max,Ride), Sun, bontrager

    Bike Setup:   Specialized M2 ceramic matrix(old school, but it's tough!) Race Face, Marzocchi Mara, xtr V and shifting, speedplay, ck head

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by G Love a Cross Country Rider from Charleston, SC

    Date Reviewed: February 18, 2004

    Strengths:    very strong, light, dependable, cool

    Weaknesses:    they have such high spoke tension that if you break a spoke they get way out of true

    Bottom Line:   
    these wheels are a great alternative to crossmax. i have ridden mine with absolutely no problems, i haven't even trued them and I bought them from a friend! I did break a ti spoke and that caused the rim to go way out of whack. also, the ti spokes ain't cheap. this is the third bike for these wheels. they are great.

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    Favorite Trail:   bull mountain

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   from a friend

    Similar Products Used:   chris king/x3.1, crossmax sl disc, shimano/mavic stuff

    Bike Setup:   indy fab deluxe, xtr, cane creek dc5 brakes, fox f100rl

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dremark a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles, CA

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2003

    Strengths:    The Bomb! Pure and simple. I've ridden these wheels for almost two years and haven't had a SINGLE problem. No truing, no weird noises, nothing. Just dependable, light weight, dope-looking wheels...

    Weaknesses:    $$$

    Bottom Line:   
    Just bought a Specialized S-Works FSR and can't wait to upgrade to the new Team Disc wheels.

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    Favorite Trail:   Sullivan

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Crossmax UST

    Bike Setup:   Airborne Ti frame, XTR, Chris King, Thompson, Easton - 22lbs!!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike Kovach a Cross Country Rider from Pensacola,FL,USA

    Date Reviewed: March 26, 2003

    Strengths:    Great looks, light, very fast, excellent ride, stiff, reliable design, great customer support

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    The best wheelset I have had the pleasure to ride on. Extremely strong, stiff, light and good looking. Well engineered design with a Shimano XTR freehub body which should make it very easy to service or find parts for the rear hub. Cane creek customer service is top notch. I needed a front spoke cover and they sent me one immediately with no hassles. I will purchase everything else they make as I need it. Simply the best set of wheels you can buy with absolutely no weaknesses, except the fact that you will love them so much you'll want a second set.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $399.00

    Purchased At:   bicyclebuys.com

    Similar Products Used:   mavic crossride, spinergy xyclone race, velomax climax

    Bike Setup:   ibis frame, XT drivetrain, raceface cranks, thompson post, avid ultimate brakes, easton carbon bars, eggbeater pedals (

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jan Feuchtner a Cross Country Rider from Fairfax, VA

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2002

    Strengths:    These are the strongest, fastest, and lightest wheels I've come across and I work in a bike shop. I've done some wild drops on them and have yet to truth them ONCE!

    Weaknesses:    The ti spokes are as good as they come but where do they come from? Not to worry...I've never broken one!

    Bottom Line:   
    I've raced X-country on these things, I've done six foot drops on concrete and all I've ever been able to "accomplish" are flat tires. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to break these wheels, but if I did, I'm almost sure I wouldn't be able to. I've owned these wheels for over a year and have not trued them ONE time!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Wakefield just because it is so damn close to home...Reddish Knob otherwise

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $375.00

    Purchased At:   Directly from Cane Creek - perks of working at a bike shop!

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic and Shimano

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS, XTR around, SID SL, Thompson Seatpest and Titec Steering

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tom Bjelic a Cross Country Rider from Milton, Ont. Canada

    Date Reviewed: October 15, 2001

    Strengths:    Very Light,strong
    Blue anodized ti spokes, sweet!!!
    Beutifully machined


    Weaknesses:    Wierd spoke lengths and wrench

    Bottom Line:   
    I was very apprehensive about getting a wheel that required a special wrench and non standard spokes but the deal was good so I took the plunge. Its been about 6 months of thrashing and I'm still waiting for them to go out of true. I can't believe they hold up so well to abuse. I'm on a long travel light freeride\trail bike setup so they do make 3-4 ft drops regularly and do it without a hitch. My philosophy is rather than buy the burly heavy stuff I'll push the envelope of a quality light weight product and although this doesn't always work in my favour, It did with these wheels.
    The only servicing was some bearing regreasing and clean up after a 24 hours of mud race, other than that they have been
    maintanence free. If only all mtb products could work this well.

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    Favorite Trail:   3 stage

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Mavics, syncros, wolbler, bontrager

    Bike Setup:   titus switchblade

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