Sun-Ringle Charger Expert Wheelset

3.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $524.99

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Product Description

All-Mountain wheels with a convertible 15/20mm axle option * Stan’s NoTubes™ BSTTechnology (w/RimTape) * 28mm Rim Width * Cartridge Bearing Hubs * Quick Release Front Specific OR 15mm / 20mm convertible Front (Both end caps included) * Quick Release Rear Axle Option * Wheelsmith Spokes * Wheelsmith Brass Nipples * 24/24 Hole Count * Cro-moly skewers * 1825g Note: Front QR specific is not convertibleTo 15mm/20mm

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stillkeen a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2015

Strengths:    Reasonably light. Stans Notubes licensed rim (seems to be a 24 hole version of the Flow with eyelets), includes yellow rim tape and tubeless valves. Stiff, and bombproof (I'm 200 lbs, ride a 30lb bike and carry a CamelBak mule, and cannot damage them)

Weaknesses:    The QR version cannot be converted to thru axles in either the front or rear

Bottom Line:   
Purchased on closeout for an absolute bargain from ChainReactionCycles, and loved them since. I've not got them tubeless, as I had two sets of regular tires to wear out before I can buy some tubeless tires. I ride XC/AM and am not a light rider, and they're been great. I stepped up in width from Mavic 717's to these, and my 2.3 tires are much more stable on the wider rim.

I was worried about 24 spokes compared to my previous 32 spoke wheels, but the stans rim and eyelets are sufficient.

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Favorite Trail:   Tahoe Rim Trail

Duration Product Used:   3

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Mavic 317/717 rims on Chris King and Shimano XT hubs.

Bike Setup:   Titus Motolite 26' with 130mm travel front and rear. Running 1Up RADr 1x10 setup.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
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Date Reviewed: February 5, 2014

Strengths:    light-ish. look good? didnt burp. great for tubeless compatibility

Weaknesses:    spokes fall out easliy due to hub construction.

Bottom Line:   
Rear wheel: These wheels lasted 2 weekends of racing enduro. The i checked spoke tension after every run and still lost spokes in rear wheel after a day of riding. after the second weekend of enduro racing (while tightening spokes after every run) i lost 4 spokes and had an almost catastrophic failure.

i waranteed the rear wheel. which they were good about.

road the wheel set for a few more weekends. then the front wheel failed catastrophically. the spokes on the front hub ripped out of the hub. The spoke literally bent metal in the hub and came out on a medium banked turn, i was probably going about 15 mph. the wheel failed, all spokes ripped out, and i fell on my face. lucky i was only going 15 mph.

never going to buy another sun ringle wheel again.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2013

Strengths:    weight and the no tubes rim standard

Weaknesses:    Flimsy, spoke come loose after ever ride or two, hubs suck

Bottom Line:   
I've had these wheels for about 4 months and they are done already. I ride mostly AM and XC and I've still manages to flat spot the front wheel once, and the back wheel twice on small (3-4') drops because the spokes had came loose on a longer ride. I have had to tighten spokes and true the wheels after every ride. Also the 20mm adapter for the front wheels are not that great. They let don't shield the bearings very well and the bearings, front and rear, are getting rough already. The back cassette body is almost seized up already also. Every once in a while it will catch and I'll get the chain all caught up in the cassette. I wouldn't recommend these wheels.

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Duration Product Used:   4 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   JJ Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Spank Spike evo race, Mavic Crossmax

Bike Setup:   Norco Faze

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HomegrownMN a All Mountain Rider from Denver, Colorado

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2012

Strengths:    Weight, Strength, Stiffness, Tubless Compatability, Price, Serviceability
Solid feeling, smooth rolling, and BST technology

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Being that Sun Ringle liscensed the BST tech from Stans NOtubes, these rims are awesome! Tubeless compatible with a floor pump and Eyeleted rims. I wanted something beefy for my all Mtn adventures and with the 28mm rim width and Tubless tech, these wheels don't dissapoint.
I run the Black Flag Expert on my 29er for the same reasons as stated above. They Rock!
Sun Ringle is putting out some sleeper wheels these days for a reasonable price and it's nice to see in the day and age of $10,000 carbon wheelset.
These flat out work and work darn well for the price!

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Favorite Trail:   TwoElk

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $226.00

Purchased At:   ChainReactionCycles

Similar Products Used:   WTB, Shimano, Specialized, DTSwiss

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance with some Sram X9 and a Manitou Minute Expert

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dinosaurjr a Weekend Warrior from Italy

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2012

Strengths:    Lightweight, Torsional stifness

Weaknesses:    Front hub bearings exposed to dirt and mud cause the 20 mm adapters are not well done...

Bottom Line:   
Sun Ringle Charger Expert 26" wheelset is a good product, real weight is 1880 gr. (front and rear) with Stan’s No Tubes BST Technology Rim Tapes and valves assembled, not so bad!
Ok, the msrp price is high, but you can easily save a lot of money on the web.
The hubs have a good flow. The rear hub makes the typical Sun-Ringle loud sound, not the right equipment to do a trap on the trail!
20 mm and 15 mm adapters are included as rear quick release and Stan’s No Tubes BST Technology Rim Tapes and valves and 2 x Stan's No Tubes tire sealant 2oz bottles, so all you need to mount tubeless tires.
The only negative is 20 mm front adapters, they don't keep the bearings cleaned...

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Favorite Trail:   601 Trail - Torbole - Garda Lake

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Chainreactioncycles.

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crossmax SX, Industry Nine AM wheelset

Bike Setup:   Scott Genius LT40, standard fork and shox, up-graded with Sram X.O 3x10 Groupset

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