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WTB LaserDisc DH Wheelset

3.56/5 (16 Reviews)
Weight : Front wheel: 1175 grams Rear wheel: 1325 grams


Product Description

A bombproof downhill wheel set with a host of World Cup features:
  • 36mm LaserDisc DH rims
  • LaserDisc DH hubs(110mm front, 135 mm rear) with rear WTB cromoly QR skewers
  • Double-butted 14/15g WTB black spokes with machined brass nipples
  • 32 hole three cross front, three cross rear
  • Front wheel: 1175 grams
  • Rear wheel: 1325 grams


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by PATRICK a Weekend Warrior from AG, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2006

    Strengths:    SUPER STRONG AND TRUE, LIGHT FOR WHAT YOU GET, VERY WIDE RIM MAKES FOR GREAT TIRE PROFILE. TIRES ARE EASY TO INSTALL, DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!

    Weaknesses:    IT'S STILL A HEAVY RIM

    Bottom Line:   
    GREAT RIMS- NO PROBLEMS AFTER ALMOST TWO YEARS.

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    Favorite Trail:   BUNKER HILL

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Similar Products Used:   MAVIC 521, RHINO LITE

    Bike Setup:   ELLSWORTH MOMENT

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by mark phillips a Weekend Warrior from vancouver bc canada

    Date Reviewed: May 22, 2006

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    rear axle press fitted into hub. Too tight and upon removal blew up. hopeless design. Very tough to remove wheel from bike and just as hard to put on.

    Bottom Line:   
    real disappointment was the service. Started out really well. I was on my way to Moab when the hub came apart in my hands as I was stuffing my buke into a box. In a panic I phoned WTB whereupon a very nice man at guaranteed he'd send the necessary parts to a shop of my choice in Moab. I juried the hub back toegther. The parts never showed up. The hub disintegrated in the on Poison Spider Mesa in the last hour of the "whole enchilada" seven hour epic. I had to run out to town. Despite all the assurances the parts would be sent it never happened. I tried and tried to reach WTB to figure out what went wrong. Nothing. They really blew it. I had to buy a used wheel from a wrench at the PSB shop. Probaly the only 150mm axle in all of Moab. Almost wrecked my holiday. Never again WTB. you are off my xmas list.

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    Favorite Trail:   cbc

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   came on my vp free

    Similar Products Used:   lots and never encountered such a goofy design

    Bike Setup:   SC VP free, DHX 5, 888

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Asaf a Downhiller from Israel

    Date Reviewed: January 6, 2006

    Strengths:    I had one snake bite.
    Still didn't break the rim totally.


    Weaknesses:    1)The hub suck's, it came broke (frielofe run without the wheel) , so they gave me a new wheel.
    but now, after 6 months the hub again, kindda broke, it get's stuck or loos from a time to time.
    stuff the shouldn't happen to a hub.
    also: the rims tend to dent pretty easily.
    i have bunch of dents, the rim is very soft.


    Bottom Line:   
    I think it's light weight wheel,
    the rims can be good for 6 months.
    The hubs though are not trustable.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Pedalim

    Similar Products Used:   Xt hubs, formula Hubs, ritchey mavic rims.

    Bike Setup:   888, 5th element, sram cassete, sram gear.
    FSA crank, e13th chainguide + bash guard.
    Iron Horse Sunday Team 2005.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by luca killick from new zealand

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2005

    Strengths:    gud strong weel, hard to get punctures, basically everyfing is gud

    Weaknesses:    had a reasonably small crash and the laserdick hub screwed itself.i could wobble da weel side 2 side

    Bottom Line:   
    av weels just watch da hub

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came on bike (keewee progressor)

    Similar Products Used:   intens mag firty

    Bike Setup:   keewee progressor frame, sherman slider plusses, laserdick weels, x.7 deraila, keewee stiky ring chain gide, borla bar, stem nd seatpost, hfx9 hd breaks, husafelt cranks,

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by The Yeti a Downhiller from Arcata, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 3, 2003

    Strengths:    Super burly wheel that looks cool and does what it's supposed to.

    Weaknesses:    It's tough to get a tire on it.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a super strong rim, that can take all the abuse I throw at it. It's true that it's a little hard to get a tire on the rim, but that shouldn't stop you from getting these rims.

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    Favorite Trail:   the late Wildcat Trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   one phat hook-up

    Bike Setup:   '03 Kona Stinky with Jr. T up front and an MRP. I only have this rim in up front, but as I recently broke my back rim I will be getting a new on for the rear soon.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Everett Arconti a Downhiller from Baltimore, MD, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 15, 2003

    Strengths:    These wheel are fairly light and super burly. Over one year of hard riding on them and only needed to be trued a couple times.

    Weaknesses:    Takes a little more time and patience to get the tire on, but its definately worth the work.

    Bottom Line:   
    It took a nose case from 11ft up, plus my 180lbs to brake the front wheel...this wheelset laughed at everything else I've thrown at it. I'll certainly be getting the same setup...you should too.

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    Favorite Trail:   B-More Urban

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   came with SC Bullit

    Similar Products Used:   Sun Single Track/Double Track, Rhyno Lite

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit /w 02 Super T, LiViD GV-3B guide, North Shore DH cranks.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Lock Up YOUr Daughters! a Downhiller from Aurora

    Date Reviewed: July 9, 2003

    Strengths:    Good Strong Wheels. Can Handle 12 foot drops with ease.......215lbs

    Weaknesses:    Just cooked my rear hub....No Drive....Will update on warranty later.

    Bottom Line:   
    For all you posers who can't change a tire....push the tire off the side beads of the rim. You will kick yourself when you realize how easy it is.....

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    Favorite Trail:   Portal, Moab

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Dukes

    Similar Products Used:   Wagon Wheels

    Bike Setup:   Bullit

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Griffin Jones a Downhiller from Mill Valley, CA

    Date Reviewed: July 3, 2003

    Strengths:    Stiff, sleek, fast, and burly. All these words describe the Laserdisc DH wheelset. I just picked up a pair of these for my Kona Dudu, and I have to say that these wheels are the best of the best. Screw Mavic and all their Frenchie ideas, I say stick with WTB and get the right products for the job. Ones that work.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    The bottom line is this: If you want a wheelset that isn't gonna break on the trail or break the bank at home, get this wheelset. I can ride these wheels anywhere without having to worry about anything going wrong. Plus, if anything *does* go wrong, I know that my friends at WTB will be right there to help me fix the problem. Bottom line: BUY THESE WHEELS.

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    Favorite Trail:   Your Mom

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $285.00

    Purchased At:   WTB

    Similar Products Used:   Sun Singlewides, Doublewides, Rhynolites.

    Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Dudu -- Z.3 QR20+ -- XTR cranks -- Mr Dirt guide -- Gremeca Hydraulic disc brakes -- WTB Weirwolf 2.5 tires -- WTB Power V DH saddle -- etc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TaTa chapman a Downhiller from Mill Valley CA USA

    Date Reviewed: March 3, 2003

    Strengths:    Super strong black hubs black spokes black rims. Tire does not come off during race

    Weaknesses:    hard to put tire on

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great wheelset and it is hard to put on the tire but its worth it

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    Favorite Trail:   Wheeler, north side hogs back zig zag

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   sponser

    Similar Products Used:   mavic 521

    Bike Setup:   kona stinky dee-lux

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by BLOW a Weekend Warrior from AUSTIN

    Date Reviewed: February 26, 2002

    Strengths:    STIFF-STRONG-BLACK-LIGHT FOR DH SET-PERFECT WHEELSET FOR LONG HARDCORE FREERIDE SESSIONS

    Weaknesses:    NO COMPLAINTS

    Bottom Line:   
    THIS WHEELSET IS LIGHT AND STRONG ENOUGH ENOUGH FOR ALL DAY FREERIDERS.IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS RIDER/WEEKEND WARRIOR YOU SHOULD HAVE A TRUING STAND TO CHECK THESE OR ANY WHEELS EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE FOR MINOR ADJUSTMENTS. BUY EM IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT

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    Favorite Trail:   CHADS

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $275.00

    Purchased At:   SUPERGO AUCTION

    Similar Products Used:   FIRST DH SET TRIED - HAVE BURNED THROUGH MANY MAVIC & SUN XC SETS

    Bike Setup:   TREMOR/FOX VAN. RC - PSYLO SL TULLIO(CRAP!) - XT DISC - XT SHIFTERS & DERS

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Boone, NC USA

    Date Reviewed: February 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Stiff and strong. Black.

    Weaknesses:    Double butted spokes on a DH wheelset? Not the best place to save weight for that kind of riding. I switched to some longer brass nipplies up front to gain some additional stiffnes.

    Bottom Line:   
    These wheels are beefy and well built, but for the money you could build up a good set of sun mammoths on similar hubs or something, that would be just as burly, and probably cheaper. And, the tires are not that hard to get on and off. Just take your time and deflate the tube. Trust me, I work at a bike shop. It's not that hard.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Bike ways

    Similar Products Used:   mavics, rigidas, suns, others....

    Bike Setup:   Surly insigator with manitou supernova and hayes hydaulics.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mike Richards a Weekend Warrior from farmington NM US

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Quite Strong, good looking and fairly light weight. They take 3-6 foot drops quite well. Rear wheel went out of true a little after doing a 6 foot drop but nothing to cry about.

    Weaknesses:    Powder coating scratches easily. Tires are quite difficult to put on and to take off. After going through 4 tire levers i decided to get some DH Tire levers. This made life a whole hell of a lot easier.

    Bottom Line:   
    Well the bottom line is If you want a fairly light and really strong wheel set for light freeriding or dh this is an excelent choice. But if you decide to purchase this wheel set then my suggestion to you would be to purchase some intense dh tire levers. Trust me it will make your life quite easier.

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim Moab

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   PTP

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit, Mrp With race face north shore cranks,xt derailleur, Hayes Hydralic disk brakes with 8 inch rotor up front and six in the rear. Wtb Laser disk dh, of course, and wtb moto 2.4s, Plus a marzocchi monster T

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Brad a Racer from Northern California

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Strong

    Weaknesses:    WAY too difficult to put the tires on/off.

    Bottom Line:   
    Well, you can't get WTB tires on the WTB rims. I talked to WTB about this, and they said that this was to prevent the tire from coming off during a professional race. This is BS, because it is SO difficult that i actually tore the kevlar bead from one of their tires trying to mount it. The rims are slightly larger in diameter and the tire's bead is slightly smaller, and WTB want's it that way.

    After talking to customer service, WTB has stopped returning my calls/emails, and has not resolved this problem. Their customer service sucks, and so to their rims if you can't mount tires on them.

    I have been riding on them (with different tires) and they seem to be holding up fine. But i'd be very worried if i had a flat on the trail and needed to change the tire.

    If you own these, buy some metal tire levers.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Build kit

    Similar Products Used:   umm, i've had lots of rims.

    Bike Setup:   Bullit, Super x FreeRide build kit.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from The East

    Date Reviewed: September 4, 2001

    Strengths:    Looks cool.
    Held up so far....(not saying much though - see below)


    Weaknesses:    Getting tires on / off

    Bottom Line:   
    Haven't had these for long - so my only comment is it's a big time pain in the neck to get tires on/off these.

    I'll submit another review after I have more miles on them.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Bullit

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by strakos a Downhiller from brazil

    Date Reviewed: August 11, 2001

    Strengths:    The rim is strong


    Weaknesses:    Heavy
    The hubs are horrible


    Bottom Line:   
    After 6 months of using it only on weekend the hubs died. When I was removing the 20mm axle the hub fell apart in pieces. The bearings fell of and I had to rebuild a 'sealed hub'. The rims are pretty strong, they are identically to 321´s. For the price you could get something better like an Atomic wheelset.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   go-ride

    Similar Products Used:   atomic trailpimp wheels


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