Bontrager Valiant Ceramic Rim

  • Front wheel specific.
  • Our cermet reinforced ceramic coatings provide vastly increased braking power and eliminate rim sidewall wear through
  • Patented welded and reinforced seam with machined sidewalls
  • 539 ERD

  • User Reviews (5)

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    Dustin Palmer   Cross Country Rider [Feb 02, 2002]
    Strength:

    -Ceramic

    Weakness:

    -Zero

    This wheel rox! It rolls very well, and the strength is unreal. The only way to purchase this rim is to have a wheel built or build it yourself, but it's well worth the extra few dollars. Spline it to the hub of your choice, spokes and or nipples you like in diff. colors and guage sizes. If your looking for one hell of a wheel that's going to handle all of your serious XC needs, I'd suggest you take a look at this rim; you won't be dissapointed.

    Similar Products Used: -01' Bontrager Race Wheelset
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    5
    VALUE
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    5
    Frank Daugherty   Cross Country Rider [Oct 07, 2002]
    Strength:

    The best ceramic coating in the business, IMHO. Light weight, Bontrager deisgned

    Weakness:

    Lt. weight means front only and you don't get to huck the thing around

    In the Southwest we don't need discs, we need these.

    Similar Products Used: Mavic 517 Ceramics
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    5
    VALUE
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    5
    jimmy   [Jan 25, 2004]
    Strength:

    great braking, light weight, strong

    Weakness:

    none

    I walked into a local shop about a year ago with the intention of getting a bike with disc brakes. One of the shop managers talked me out of discs and into these most excellent ceramic rims. I've never ridden discs. The first set of pads went quickly. Since then I've put over 400 miles of slimy east coast epics on the same set of pads. In the worst conditions I've had braking while XTR disc riders did not. If you're under 160 lbs, consider these rims over a disc setup

    OVERALL
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    5
    VALUE
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    5
    Glenn Vernes   Cross Country Rider [Oct 30, 2002]
    Strength:

    Strong, light, ceramic braking surface, lasts forever

    Weakness:

    Can't think of any

    I built these wheels myself with XTR hubs, DT spokes and brass nipples. It's a light setup and I noticed that on the first ride, they roll with less effort than a heavier wheel. This setup is actually lighter than Mavic Crossmax, a lot cheaper and probably stronger too. I've ridden them for two years and they've held up fine with occasional truing. With the ceramic coating they take damn near forever to wear out and are a better value than non-ceramic because of that. A word to the wise: avoid alloy nipples. They are nothing but trouble (they seize on the spoke and break), and not worth the small weight savings.

    Similar Products Used: Mavic 517, Bontrager Mustang, Ritchey Logic
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    5
    VALUE
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    5
    josh kissinger   Cross Country Rider [May 25, 2002]
    Strength:

    strong, light, good braking

    Weakness:

    none

    i cant believe these wheels. while they were expensive ($350 for the set), they have more than made up for the cost. i have had almost two years of use on them, and have only had to true them like three or four times, and never had to tension them. I work at a bike shop, and have seen what people can do to wheels, and i am amazed mine have held up so well. im not sure how much the ceramic helps braking, but it completely stops sidewall wear. my sidewalls are as good as new, and there are no chips or cracks in the ceramic. overall, very good wheels.

    Similar Products Used: mavic, low end bontrager
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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