Sun-Ringle Black Flag Wheelset

3/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 720 grams MSRP : $600.00

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Product Description

  • Rim: UFO
  • Lacing: Radial
  • Nipples: Alloy
  • Spokes: Doubel butted 14/15 gauge

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by backlaboy a Cross Country Rider from San Jose

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Follow up to my old review. Finally got the rims to work. Had to use lots of offset in the pads. They are super light and you will feel the difference when you accelerate. Seems stiff enough for my riding style and weight.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from CA

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2008

Strengths:    Light @1365g.

Weaknesses:    Braking surface is machined poorly.

Bottom Line:   
These rims are light but the buid quality is poor. I guess you get what you pay for when wheels of similar weight usually cost 1K. Anyhow, the braking surface is machined poorly. You can feel the weld on the braking surface where the 2 ends of the rim are joined. The brakes pulsate/stutter when applied. I sent the wheels back and it cost me 42 bucks(they wouldn't pay for shipping to the factory). The rims came back today and they no longer look the same. The front rim is silver on the braking surface while the rear is still black (I assume they tried to machine the surface smooth thus the paint was removed). No big deal I thought as long as they are fixed. Upon closer inspection I can still see and feel the weld on the braking surface. The wheels are the same. I am thinking about replacing the front rim with the MAvic Crossmax SL disk. I can run disk brakes up front and V-brake on the rear.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Mavic X517

Bike Setup:   Carbon front fork, 22t Chris King cog, 32t Surly chain ring, Stunpjumper Pro frame, Thomson Masterpiece seat post, Avid Mag brakes, Continental Supersonic 2.1 tires, Syntace F99 stem, monkeylite SL loRiser

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