Race Face Turbine 650b Wheelset

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The Race Face Turbine wheelset offers XC and Trail riders a hardworking, no-nonsense set of hoops. The lightweight but RF strong rim is laced with burley straight-pull, bladed spokes that give the wheel a stiff and responsive feel. The heart of any wheelset is its hub and this Turbine wheel has a strong heart indeed. The hubs feature a robust design, running on custom cartridge bearings that mean quick and true hub engagement while still staying light and fast for those long epic trail rides.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by tyrebyter a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2017

Strengths:    Mostly round

Weaknesses:    Easton lineage

Bottom Line:   
Came on a 2016 Banshee Rune. They look nice and have the popular wide 30mm rims. The front wheel has been more than adequate. The rear has been less so. First thing that happened is the rear spokes started pulling through the alloy nipples. Replaced all the nipples with Wheelsmith at less than 100 miles. Noticed a lot of drag from the freehub, so pulled it apart to find a broken pawl and trashed freehub bearings. They are only 8 months old. The hub bearing preload is accomplished by tightening the driveside nut onto the inner axle, but there is no way to lock the position, so it can drift. For the love of God RaceFace, if you wanted to buy a wheel company, why would you buy Easton.

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Favorite Trail:   B-Flow

Duration Product Used:   8 months

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Hope, Easton, Fulcrum, Mavic

Bike Setup:   Banshee Rune, Shimano drive and brake, Pike, Marzocchi 53, Reverb

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by obs08 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2014

Strengths:    fiarly light, look great, comes with all adapters for any rear wheel set up

Weaknesses:    rear hub seems a little eh

Bottom Line:   
installed these wheels on my 2014 giant trance. 300g lighter than stock wheels. no issues with install, used stans tape and sealer with a set of maxxis ardents. tires mounted up and sealed well. with the bike on a stand, the bearing seem to spin pretty well, rear hub has a little freewheel noise, nothing like a hope though. 3 pawl with 21 poe seems to engage quick. took them for a ride and they are very smooth and solid, feel plenty still although they are only 28 spoke. high speeds leaned over in berms, sliding the rear end around, bike felt solid, no flex noticed at all. online retailers have these for sale around $500-$550, i managed to get this off amazon for $375. at that price i am very pleased and would buy them again. i think $550 may be pushing it as the rear hub just seems a little tight, maybe it needs time to brake in. overall id reccomend them

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Duration Product Used:   2 rides

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   amazon

Bike Setup:   2014 giant trance, fox suspension, 1x10 40t cassette blah blah

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