Halo Freedom Disc Wheelset

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)

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Product Description

For the discerning Freerider, Halo Freedom Disc Auralite Nb-A special alloy rims mated to the high specification sealed bearing Halo Spin Doctor hubs. Tough enough for all but the knarliest DH course, light and responsive enough for XC. 32 plain gauge Black spokes finish off these top flight all Black wheels.

Also available with White powdercoat rims.

These are the signature wheels of team rider Chris Smith who uses white Freedom Disc rims on white Spin Doctor hubs laced up with black spokes.

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by R2ana a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix, Arizona

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2011

Strengths:    They are tough. You could run 16 spokes in the rear and the wheel will stay true on your downhill runs because the rim is seemingly indestructible. Just kidding, don't do that.

Weaknesses:    I'll let others chime in cuz I haven't found one yet. I could imagine the hub selection being the only weakness in a full built wheel. I had the rim laced to hope2s. All good so far.

Bottom Line:   
This rear rim has stayed true even after decreasing the spoke tension from CRC. Multiple downhill runs on our gnarliest mountains, and not a wobble or a hop. Just be sure to use a good hub!

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Favorite Trail:   SoMo

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   CeeAreCee

Similar Products Used:   mavics, bontragers, sun32s..

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DyNaM1T3 a Weekend Warrior from uk

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2010

Strengths:    Excellent rim pretty light & tough, some of the early hubs to be supplied with qr/20mm converters (spin doctors). A great mid-price freeride wheelset.

Weaknesses:    Rear hub was heavy, especially after the axel conversion.

Bottom Line:   
I ended up swaping to Pro 2's with DT Swiss Comp's With alloy nipples, to get the weight down. Wouldn't part with the rims though.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ukbikestore

Similar Products Used:   Halo Tornados

Bike Setup:   Cove Hustler (sml), Fox Float 36R/RP23, Halo Freedom/Pro2's, RF Diabolus stem, g/e grips, chainstay guard & Atlas AM post & cranks, Hope M4/Mini, headset, clamp & bb, FSA DH carbon bars, BS stinger & E13 turbocharger, Gusset Prosecutors, X0 gripshifts & med X0 rear/XT front mechs, PG980 & KMC X9SL, USE Carbon Pro seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bubble1983 a Cross Country Rider from Nottingham, U.K

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2009

Strengths:    Strengh, 28mm rim, gives great confidence when smashing down Jaycubs Ladder

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I brought these in white to go with white frame. Bad idea looks like a chavmobile, but who cares when you can hit ANYTHING and just keep going... f*** going round walkers, plough em down with these on!

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Favorite Trail:   Edale loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   Billys

Similar Products Used:   WTS speed disc

Bike Setup:   Felt Compulsion 2, 50mil stem, dh bars.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Montytian a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2009

Strengths:    very strong wheels in a reasonable weight, good price in its class, free hub sounds like a sawing machine---VERY NOISY(I love)!

Weaknesses:    Logos are decal not laser print, start to peel off after 3 months.

Bottom Line:   
good wheels! not only favorite for free riders but light enough for weekend relax as well.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Earl

Bike Setup:   fox shox, full SRAM x9, Orange EVo2 frame

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Boolock a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2008

Strengths:    Strong rim and much cheaper than rivals.

Weaknesses:    Drive side bearings only lasted three months.

Bottom Line:   
Halo are really cheap compared to most manufacturers, but my experience with both an SAS and Freedom rear wheel is that the drive side bearings just don't last long. You get what you pay for.

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Favorite Trail:   -----

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   n/a

Similar Products Used:   Halo SAS, many custom Hope/Mavic/Shimano combinations of hub and rim.

Bike Setup:   Transition Double, DJ1s, Hayes, Hope/Mavic, DMR RTs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zahgurim a Racer from seoul

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2008

Strengths:    light, strong, cheap(ish)

Weaknesses:    Built with single eyelets to try and keep the weight down.

Bottom Line:   
My favorite rim. I run the rim only.

I've laced up to either Hope or King hubs, as I don't like the Diatech hubs Halo sells their wheelsets with...

Very similar to a 521, but lighter, stronger, and cheaper to buy. Winner, all the way around.
Have also laced up a set for my DH bike, and have been surprised at the abuse they've taken.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Mavic 521/721, 321/729

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from Dallas, TX

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, cool looking, spindoctor hubs are versatile and rebuildable, grease port for easy rear hub maintenance.

Weaknesses:    Not very many shops carry the brand in the US

Bottom Line:   
It's a very strong, fairly light weight and inexpensive all mountain wheelset. The bottom line is I needed a wheelset that could withstand all the torques a 265 lbs rider puts on them that didn't kill me at the bank...and if I did blow out the rear freewheel, it's easily replaced for about $40.

let's talk versatility--the front hub has a choice between QR and 20mm axles and the rear has 4 axle choices[extra].

I am really happy with these. I think I will buy the white color version on my next bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Grapevine

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $132.00

Purchased At:   adrenalinebikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Sun, Mavic, and other junk.

Bike Setup:   04 Giant VT

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