Ellsworth XC 26 Wheelset

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $899.00

Product Description

The optimal wheels for your Truth, Epiphany or other XC ride, Ellsworth's XC wheels feature 24 spokes with special 2 cross lacing and Ellsworth's patented Quad Butted Spokes. Our spoke design minimizes windup from breaking and pedaling with the least amount of spoke mass. Compatible with the standard QR and the new 15mm QR, these are the only wheels you'll need for XC riding or racing. The XC rims are Ellsworth's proprietary, 29mm wide, tapered wall rim that is extruded from xxx9 Aluminum. Ellsworth's 29mm rim weighs the same as other manufacturer's 23mm wide rims but gives you the extra strength, durability and control of a wider rim. The XC rim's higher width to weight ratio also provides a larger contact patch between your tire and the ground for the same amount of weight. And since xxx9 Taper wall aluminum weighs less than rubber, you can save additional rolling weight by running a narrower tire while still getting the traction and control of a wider, heavier tire.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack Jack a Weekend Warrior from SG

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2011

Strengths:    light weight.
quick engagement

Weaknesses:    Not tubeless ready.
Mud tend to get stuck on the hub and cleaning it is diffcult

Bottom Line:   
Great Wheelset that came with my Epiphany..
Very smooth .
not as loud as my Hope

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   ellsworth dealer

Similar Products Used:   XTR wheelset
Hope Evo 2 with ZTR Crest

Bike Setup:   Epiphany

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Papawhiskey99 a Cross Country Rider from Escondido, Ca

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2011

Strengths:    Superlight. Very fast Love these wheels.

Weaknesses:    For the cost I would have imagined they would be tubeless ready. Not so. Kit required.

Bottom Line:   
Apparently Ellsworth is going to upgrade there next line of wheelsets to be tubelss ready. Wish I would have waited.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $799.00

Purchased At:   Ellsworth

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth truth w/ xo drive train.

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