Halo SAS Wheelset

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

Halo SAS 26" Disc Front Wheel: Halo Spin Doctor convertible front disc hub includes quick release axle and 20mm thru-axle adapters. Forged alloy shell, sealed bearings. International-Standard 6-bolt disc rotor mount. Halo SAS


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BK a Downhiller from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2011

Strengths:    Since I ride a hardtale and I bent the crap out of my stock rear weel, I had to buy something ruggid and this weel set up is the right choice all day long!!!

Weaknesses:    A little heavy, but its worth it because it will last and can be trued forever.

Bottom Line:   
This rear weel set up is great! The price for the weel is also a bonus! If you have a hard tale and your looking for a weel that can take any beating you can dish out and still come back for another rooty DH buy this one!

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Favorite Trail:   FRICK PARK

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Outside Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   suntor rim

Bike Setup:   "Frankenstein" Iron Horse Maverick 3.0 frame LOVE IT! Rock shock Tora front shocks. Avid brakes. Salsa riser bars. HOLO REAR WEEL with thier sealed hub. Shimano XT cranks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Surfjunkie44 a Downhiller from Orlando, FL, US

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2010

Strengths:    Strengths? What isn't strong on this wheel is the better question - this is the omega of wheels.

Weaknesses:    Ummm, yeah, no... they don't exist. Some might complain about weight, but you don't purchase a 48 spoke wheel when you're gram counting.

Bottom Line:   
Factory true, then the two week check up, then forget about it... Two years of gut-wrenching on this 48 spoke monster without a scratch. It is a beast. This is the only NO HASSLE product I have ever purchased in the biking industry minus my frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Urban Assault

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Kyle's Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Bunch of Mavic XC (wish I was a balla') wanna-be DJ products.

Bike Setup:   NS Suburban frame, Halo SAS wheels, Atom Lab/Shadow Conspiracy/Truvativ parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mr_Bass 09 a Downhiller from Bournemouth, UK

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2009

Strengths:    TOUGH AS HELL! if you want (possibly) the toughest set of wheels around, get a set of these! on my second set of these wheels (only as the last set went with the old bike) and they are the best I've ever ridden. cost less for whole wheelset than most decent hubs do on their own.

You will not be disappointed with these, they laugh at 10 step drops onto flat concrete, and beg for more on the sickest of DH/North Shore. they are heavy, but will last forever without so much as a thought about having to get your spoke key! hubs run smooth and still didnt need trueing after a week at Whistler Bike Park on my old kona stinky!


Weaknesses:    heavyish.

Bottom Line:   
Good enough for Sam Pilgrim, and Robbie "Air" Bourdon, good enough for you!
...and they wont rape your wallet!

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Favorite Trail:   United Kingdom

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop!

Similar Products Used:   Azonic Outlaw, Spank Stiffy.

Bike Setup:   kona bass 09, stock apart from new SAS wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tomwooter a Downhiller from Dorking

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2009

Strengths:    Lasts forever and you can put it through utter hell and it seems to survive. Also in the two years i have had them they have been of drops jumps you name it and i havnt touched them but they still have their tension.

Weaknesses:    HEAVY

Bottom Line:   
Awsome set of wheel and not to pricy if you dont mind weight and dont wont to spend to much get these!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by OB1rider a Downhiller from Silverthorne, Colorado

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2008

Strengths:    Halo is one of the market leading UK brands of rim & wheel products.The SaS wheels are such a great freeride/downhill wheel set. My rear is a 48 spoke wheel and takes what ever i up it through.The front has both 100mm Q/R and 20x110mm thru-axle compatible which is really easy to switch. I can ride over anything without any dings or dents. Very strong. Hubs are very nice with sealed bearing. Very cool colors for the rims.

Weaknesses:    The wheels are a little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
The wheels are the best I have ridden in a long time. Get these wheels if you are looking for a not to expensive wheel set. They really make your bike look cool with all the different colors. I don't think i will ever buy rims or wheels from a different company then Halo.

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Favorite Trail:   Black Pearl

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Balanced Rock Bike a

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Deemax Disc Wheels, Gravity DH Wheelset, and Azonic Outlaw Wheelsets

Bike Setup:   2008 Santa Cruz Bullit, Sram x9, Gravity cranks, E13 chain guide, and Avid Code 5

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Downhiller from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2008

Strengths:    BURLY setup. This is a wheelset for huckers and downhillers. Will take anything you dish out to it. Well made VERY solid wheels. Excellent company to work with. I don't worry about this wheelset when doing DH or Freeride. I think it would be EXTREMELY difficult to hurt these things.
Pretty simple to change from 20mm through axle to QR


Weaknesses:    VERY HEAVY.
Wheels with DH tubes and Maxxis Minions weigh 13 lbs!!!
The front hub uses a stack of adapters, cones and a tube to space out the bearings. The adapters don't press into the hub, and are relativly loose so you need to keep your eye on them. Also, Halo does not provide a diagram on how these spacers are supposed to go together.


Bottom Line:   
An excellent wheel for huckers and downhillers.
Very much a bombproof part.
I had an issue with the hub grinding up the internals because the spacers and adapters weren't installed properly. However, Halo shipped me a replacement hub without those pesky spacers and it's all good now.
My only real gripe with the wheels was the wonky spacers and lack of a diagram.
If you're looking for a wheelset that you won't have to worry about get these!

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Favorite Trail:   The Whole Enchilada

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   All Mountain Sport

Similar Products Used:   Transition 32mm 32 spoke wheels.

Bike Setup:   Transition Dirtbag.
Marzocchi 66 RC2 ETA
Rocco TST rear
X.9 drivetrain.
Maxxis Minion DH tires and DH tubes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by arran ward a Weekend Warrior from glos

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2008

Strengths:    good

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great wheels

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Favorite Trail:   ranwick (glos)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   ebay express

Similar Products Used:   halo rims

Bike Setup:   norco bigfoot(jump) deity stem ,single speed

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