Atomlab AirCorp Rim

  • Extruded and rolled from 6061 T-6 aluminum
  • Rigid and strong with a tall sidewall
  • 32 mm wide
  • 20, 24 or 26"

  • User Reviews (14)

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    Kronan   Weekend Warrior [Jan 20, 2004]
    Strength:

    These are almost overkill for street/urban. Though as Hell. They can take anything beating that you can offer as long as you keep some air in you tubes. I have even head of DH's that have finished a whole DH-section with a flat tire, and the rims pulled it trough. The best looking rim out there.

    Weakness:

    I can't find any weakness. Perhaps a bit heavy.

    Buy this rims right now if you want a long lasting rim for anything but xc. Don't worry about the stickers, I have had mine for about 6-7 month, and they look like new.

    Similar Products Used: Mavic D321
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Lee Martini   Downhiller [Apr 07, 2004]
    Strength:

    it pretty lookin and came with kool rim tape

    Weakness:

    it folded

    i think it is a good rim im kinda p o ed right now so im probly giving the rim less credit then it deserves its been through hell i hit a 21 foot drop 3 or 4 times on the bike and it held up but i had problems with the spokes several times on the back and i bent it all up today the front one is holding good so i think it was poor spoking im not gonna risk it tho and just spend the extra money and get a mag 30

    Similar Products Used: double track
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Josh Wellman   Downhiller [Nov 10, 2003]
    Strength:

    Looks great when new, easy to mount tires.

    Weakness:

    Weak material, non-welded seams

    I was pretty disappointed with this rim, I liked the looks of it, and the Trailpimps on other bikes seem to hold (though they're just too heavy). I went with the 24" Aircorp on the back to save wieght, 'cause I couldn't get a 24" DHR. I'm running the 26" DHR up front, and it's much more impressive. The Aircorp's been on only 8 months, been to races, Whistler, Shore and it's beat!! There's five flat spots, and the seam is split on one side. I wouldn't go Aircorp again, but check the DHR...

    Similar Products Used: Atom Lab DHR, Mavic 521, Sun Doublewide
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    sam wilson   Downhiller [Apr 21, 2003]
    Strength:

    great weigth/strength ratio. looks ill. avail in both 26" or 24", rim brake or disk, price

    Weakness:

    pinned, not welded like a rim should be.

    great rim. it is really hard to rate a rim on its strength because SO MUCH OF A WHEEL'S STRENGTH IS IN THE BUILD. people saying their rims suck should be saying their wheel builder sucks...i have broken one of these rims but no matter what rim it was, it would have broken. my freind was 180'ing off this 2 foot wall and he got sloppy and didnt rotate enough and in a panick he instinctly grabbed a fistful of rear brake and landed sort of 140 degrees around back wheel first causing the wheel to taco. i got a new one so i am back and running with no problems.

    Similar Products Used: owned- sun rhyno lite xl's, sun singlewide, d521
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Hillary Corwin   Downhiller [Apr 28, 2004]
    Strength:

    These look sweet!
    Pretty strong
    Not nearly as heavy as the Trail Pimps
    Extra wide for those of us who like fat tires
    Did I mention they're gorgeous?

    Weakness:

    Not as strong as the DHR's or the Trail Pimps ('pimps are indestructable...)
    The sidewall conducts heat very poorly, resulting in melted brake shoes. If you ride rim brakes, get a pair of Sun Mammoths.
    A little bit heavy, flat spots are possible, but not probable as long as you don't totally over do it. I wouldn't drop them off of more than about 5 feet to flat.

    These are great rims. If you want a little more out of this style wheel and don't mind spending a little more cash, go with the DHR's. They're very similar, but a lot stronger. I built a bike for a friend and put these on there. He had me ride it for a couple weeks to get any kinks worked out and I really enjoyed these rims.

    They're fast and pretty tough, but if you're a total psycho, go with the TrailPimps. I weigh 135 and have jumped these repeatedly off of about 5' drops to flat cement and they've held up extremely well. In the month I rode them, they never came out of true. These are decent climbers -- you don't feel the weight too badly unless you're riding up a mountain. If you do urban assault, dirt jump, or other moderately aggressive riding, these are some really great rims.

    If you're doing XC, these might be too heavy for you. If you use rim brakes, go with the Sun Mammoths; they have better surface area and maintain a cooler braking surface, so they don't eat your pads alive (if you ride Maguras like I do, you appreciate that, as pads are not cheap).

    Similar Products Used: Sun Mammoth (new setup on the way -- thanks to unrealcycles.com), Araya 820 (the arayas were the biggest mistake of my life, but I was broke), Atomic DHR and Trailpimp, Planet X BFR, Halo Combat SAS
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Guilhas   Weekend Warrior [Dec 20, 2003]
    Strength:

    They just look the lot! Gives a stealth look to your bike! Do their work..(for a limited time

    Weakness:

    The Atom labs slogan is tough as hell..I don't agree, I think that the seams should be welded becausa my rear aircorp ream just started to open there.
    The fron one staied true for 2 weeks, after a dirt jump crash it just turned untrue and impossible to completly fix it

    if you are more like a 4x racer these are the rims for you!Light, enough tough for the job, but if your are more urban style and an hardtail pride maniac these are not your deal! Maybe the trailpimps are better, don´t know, never tried...

    Similar Products Used: Mavics, ritchey, I'm turning to double tracks
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Steve   Weekend Warrior [Oct 20, 2002]
    Strength:

    looks tits, stiff as hell, not retartedly expensive (but not real cheap either), fairly strong

    Weakness:

    it's not THAT strong.... i have the 24" version, and after 3 weeks of riding, it's pretty banged up. it has several flatspots and a buckle, and it's already been trued/retensioned once. yes, i make sure it has proper tension all the time.

    my aircorp rim wasn't quite what i'd hoped. i've *only* been dirtjumping it, and i do pretty small jumps (10ft or so gaps) and i haven't ever cased them THAT hard that they should be this whacked. they're still very much rideable, but i don't see them lasting much longer unfortunately. i'm definitely willing to try a TrailPimp on the rear though.

    this rim is probably fine for most things, i just can't understand how i knocked it around so much. maybe i was just unlucky.

    Similar Products Used: Singletracks, Trailpimps - owned
    Mammoths, Rhyno Lites, 5/321s etc etc - ridden
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Tibor Berki   Downhiller [May 22, 2005]
    Strength:

    Stiff, black n mean.

    Weakness:

    Too stiff, so it brakes spokes.

    Buy em if you want something really rigid, but remember to bring those extra spokes when you're at a huckfest. It took me half a season to brake the first spoke, but now despite expert trueing they brake every week. Then again, maybe my expert is a bozo and you're not 90kg heavy like me.

    Similar Products Used: Mavic 321
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    WALDO   Weekend Warrior [Jul 25, 2002]
    Strength:

    Great Looks! Excellent Strength to Weight ratio.

    Weakness:

    None.

    Excellent F-in' rim. Not too heavy & strong. Got 24in. version f-in' luv it! Decent price for bad-ass rim! This is the first product I've given double 5 Chili ratings. Get it now if you want superior quality!

    Similar Products Used: Mammoths, Rhynos, Alex DM24 & Supras
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    james hipfeild   Downhiller [Mar 23, 2002]
    Strength:

    a really strong rim witch is very reliable and worth the money im an experienced downhiller and i know a rim when i see one. excellent in 24in.

    Weakness:

    nowt

    a quality rim worth the money

    Similar Products Used: Mavic D521
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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