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WTB Dual Duty FR Wheelset

3.77/5 (13 Reviews)
Weight : 1100 grams MSRP : $119.99


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Product Description

  • Front hub spokes
  • Lightweight and strong
  • F Hub: LaserDisc Lite


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jackdshutter a Weekend Warrior from surrey, bc canada

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2010

Strengths:    look sturdy/beefy

Weaknesses:    rim's o.d. is a tad big, making tire installation a nightmare. i got a 2.4 maxxis ardent & i can install this tire to my old mavic 321 with bare fingers but on dual duty, it's a chore & you need good levers. broke my 15 yr old plastics lever loading my tire on this rim. worst of all, tire does not sit onto rim properly. you need to lightly inflate to 5 psi & push out to position properly around ~6" arc portion of tire i.d. out of rim, otherwise tire will be wobbling big time!

Bottom Line:   
good sturdy wheels for the price. can take a little abuse just make sure tire sits properly.

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Favorite Trail:   gear jammer, sfu

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   bike zone

Bike Setup:   kona 04 coiler, stocked parts except upgrade to avid CR 8" brakes (hayes 9 sucks) and flat pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kyzzer a Weekend Warrior from mississauga

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2010

Strengths:    they are easy to straiten

Weaknesses:    they bend alot for me

Bottom Line:   
i hate them because they keep geting a bend that hits the frame and im sick of fixing them

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Favorite Trail:   the don

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came on my norco

Bike Setup:   2008 norco sasquatch all stock but the CB 5050xx

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Moodrid a Cross Country Rider from Ft Worth

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2009

Strengths:    Good looking,fairly light and very durable

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I am a bigger rider and these hold up well and stay true.I have them on both of my bikes.I think they are going to quit making them which I think is a shame.I got my last pair for 89.00.If you can get some I would before they are all gone.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager and Wal Mart stuff

Bike Setup:   07 Jamis Komodo,Fox Vanilla R,SLX crank,BB7,x9 drive,Duel Duty wheelset

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bruzer a Weekend Warrior from Minnesota

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2008

Strengths:    Strong wide rims, Disc brake compatible, not too expensive.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I decided to go with the WTB Dual Duty wheel set when I bent the rim of my stock wheels. The rims are slightly wider than my old rims but that helps fit larger tires more easily. My old brake rotors mounted flawlessly as did my rear cassette. These wheels have worked well so far, looking forward to putting many miles on them.

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Favorite Trail:   Leb. Hills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $238.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Stock wheels that came with my bike.

Bike Setup:   A bike with two wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MrNutt a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2008

Strengths:    their strength is their strength!

Weaknesses:    a bit weighty but not too bad

Bottom Line:   
used & abused, wacked a kerb and expected a blown tyre and a buried tyre, not a dent, hard as nails!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Orange bikes

Bike Setup:   Orange Sub Zero

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan M a Cross Country Rider from San Lius Obispo

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2007

Strengths:    Really strong, great starter wheel. Works for Vbrakes an Disks, easy to swap between.

I railed hard on these wheels while i was learning the sport and never even had to true them.


Weaknesses:    Pinch Flat a lot

Bottom Line:   
Bang for your buck, great learning wheelset.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   from a friend

Bike Setup:   Used on both Kona Kilueaua and Azonic Propulsion

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hui Chuen Chuang a Downhiller from Penang, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2007

Strengths:    Strong. Cheap.

Weaknesses:    Looks plain

Bottom Line:   
excellent.

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Favorite Trail:   Penang Hill, Youth Park, Mt. Erskine.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   CCI

Bike Setup:   2001 Stinky Primo

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sam a Downhiller from portland OR USA

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2007

Strengths:    Not to bad on the weight. Strong on drops, rocks , stairs anything vertical it does pretty well on, but I have full suspension to help out.

Weaknesses:    Any thing lateral it comes out of true a bit.

Bottom Line:   
GREAT, for a start-up set. Your going to buy somethin' later BUT ITS STILL WORTH IT FOR ALL THE LEARNING YOU'LL DO ON IT.

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Favorite Trail:   Downhill or Nar Nar

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Iron horse Yakuza, Marzocchi droop off 3, Hayes 9

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Chris a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2007

Strengths:    Lightish,

Weaknesses:    Break at weld, Do not look too great.

Bottom Line:   
Going down a rock slab into turn. Nothing to insane and the next thing I know I am flying through the air in dirt and rock. The wheel failed at the weld seem. I weight 210lbs so a stronger rim for a rider my weight might be advisable!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Mavic EX729

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse 7 point, Boxxer team, Swinger 6 way

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by steve F a Downhiller from north bay ONT canada

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2007

Strengths:    they seem to hold up a 200 pound rider so-so

Weaknesses:    heavyer than a MAG 30 with a STOUT on the friggen thing
feels like theres flex when i torque out on it
+ flex on landing tranny or flat


Bottom Line:   
heavy warped alittle from lightly louse spokes pinch flat alot heavy but if you dont care and want a set of rims to just ride on and if ur lighter than i am then you'll probably like them more than i will

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Favorite Trail:   rigar mortis

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   north riders

Similar Products Used:   s-type, mag 30, super sycle rims (lol) , single tracks

Bike Setup:   stock 2007 norco shore 3 with nokian NBX 2.3 tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tscheezy from Kodiak, Alaska

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2007

Strengths:    Surprisingly durable.
Very reasonable weight.
Reliable engagement of the freehub.
Extremely stiff rims that stay true.
Wide rims for their weight.
Well sealed bearings.


Weaknesses:    Kinda cheap generic spokes.
Rear hub adjustment sucks pretty bad.
More freehub engagement points would be nice.
Wider flange spacing for more wheel strength.


Bottom Line:   
This review is for the original Dual Duty FR with the 20mm front axle that came on my '05 Turner 6-Pack.

After hearing all the horror stories about the American Classic hubs these are based on, I was ready to hate these wheels. I have to admit that they are surpassing my expectations nicely. I ride in very very wet conditions here in coastal Alaska (think North Shore), and sealing is a very big deal to me. The AM Classic wheels were known for having terrible seals and needing frequent bearing replacement. Not so with these. They are sealed far better than XT and probably better than my DTs. Every time I open them up and go into the bearings I am pleasantly surprised at how clean the grease looks.

The rims are very wide for their width and extremely stiff. The pokes aren't the greatest and I have broken one or two on the rear when the heads popped off at the elbow, but the rims stayed true due to their stiffness. No serious need for truing yet depsite trips to Utah and a lot of ugly pounding and drops to flat.

I really hate the cone-wrench style rear hub adjustment system where you really need 3 arms to get them set up. Dumb system. You also are supposed to leave a tiny bit of play in the rear hub as any preload on the bearings reduces their life spans (supposedly, according to Am Classic). Play in hubs makes the bike bump and rattle and is annoying as hell. Adjusting to eliminate any play is a pretty frustrating procedure of trial and error (you have to put the wheel in the drops and tighten the QR down to really check for play) with the stupid cone wrench system.

The front 20mm hub is just sort of there. It works, nothing to report.

Overall great wheels. 5 flaming turds for value since they are inexpensive.

4 for overall since the rear hub adjustment is super lame.

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Favorite Trail:   Losee/Casto/Cassidy Utah

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Demo 6-Pack

Similar Products Used:   Lots and lots of wheels. King ISO and Discotech, DT 240 and 240s, Shimano XT, etc.

Bike Setup:   Turner 6-Pack

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by D rock from SLO

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2006

Strengths:    Wow what a wheelset. These are the nicest wheels I have ever owned. Super strong, and lightweight too. The 30mm width makes a smaller tire ride like a bigger tire, because it gives it a much larger "footprint". Bearings are super smooth, and very quiet. The black on black looks really nice too !

Weaknesses:    Price, but you get what you pay for.

Bottom Line:   
If you would like to stop truing your wheels after every ride, or you are fat rider like me (250 +) that is tired of breaking things. Get these. They can really take a beating.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   on line

Similar Products Used:   You name it.

Bike Setup:   03 Bullit 5th Element, Z1QR20, variuos heavy duty trail / freeride stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kirkus a Downhiller from Bucharest, Romania

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2006

Strengths:    light and strond

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Very good wheels. Light and strong, recommended for fr. Urban riding doesn't affect them :D

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Similar Products Used:   S-type


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Inner width of WTB rim "Dual duty FR"

WTB writes for its rim "Dual Duty Freeride 29" an inner width of 23 mm: [url]http://www.wtb-bike.eu/en/dual-duty-freeride-29--c17-p73.htm[/url] But on the photo with drawing it is only 21 mm width. Which is the right width?Read More »

'07 Dual Duty FR Wheelset - Hubs same as current?

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Tubless - WTB Dual Duty FR 29???

Has anyone converted this rim? Looking at the Stan's site I see: "WTB Dual Duty XC 700c 29er V brake rim Plus Four This rim has an extremely large rectangle drop channel in the center of the rim. Remove existing rim strip, use two layers of my 12mm spoke tape over the spoke holes. Then ap ... Read More »

Schwalbe Big Apple on WTB Dual Duty FR

Can you tell me that the [URL="http://www.schwalbe.com/gbl/en/bicycle/tour_city/produktgruppe/produkt/?ID_Einsatzbereich=9&ID_Produktgruppe=37&ID_Produkt=140&ID_Artikel=914&info=1"]Schwalbe Big Apple [2.15][/URL] will fits my [URL="http://www.wtb.com/products/wheels/rims/dhfr/dualdutyfr/"]WTB Dual D ... Read More »

Need recommendation on tires and tubes for WTB Dual Duty FR wheelset

Hello all. I've got this wheelset. Anyone has used this wheelset before. Any good ? Care to recommend suitable tires and tubes to be used with it ? Prefer wider width tires..hehe Thanks in advance...:)Read More »

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