Salsa Cycles Delgado Race 29er Rim

Delgado Race 29er

  • Designed as a disc specific, competitive performance 29’er rim
  • WARNING – Do not use with tubeless systems. This rim is designed for use with a tire and tube
  • Welded seam for increased strength
  • 25mm width, 455 grams
  • 32 or 36 hole, ERD 604
  • Single stainless eyelets
  • Black or Polished Silver

  • User Reviews (8)

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    solavelocidad   Cross Country Rider [Jul 30, 2010]
    Strength:

    Trouble-free, strong and reasonably light

    Weakness:

    none so far

    I noticed that there have been a lot of complaints about this rim so I will qualify my positive review - I am running these rims on a Salsa La Cruz cyclocross bike with 35c Panaracer tires. With that said, I do NOT hold back on these rims....I ride this bike like a cross-country MTB on gnarly New England singletrack complete with jagged rocks, roots and drops. I have hit rocks and roots so hard that I have pinch-flatted while running 60psi and still not dented, taco'd or otherwise damaged the rims. I have well over 1000 miles on these and only recently had to true the rear rim after sucking a 1 inch diameter stick into the spokes (replaced a spoke too.). As an aside: I weigh 175lbs and ride and have been riding offroad for 20+ years.

    Similar Products Used: WTB, Bontrager Race XXL, Stans Flow
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    4
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    4
    djw   Cross Country Rider [Dec 08, 2009]
    Strength:

    light, good looking

    Weakness:

    I've heard these don't setup tubeless well so I'm building a set of tubeless wheels

    I read the terrible reviews when considering this bike purchase and was worried that I would need a new set of wheels immediately. After 3 months of riding 4x per week the delgados are holding up fine and are still true. I ran most of the time with WWLT 2.55 tires and a rigid fork and recently switched to ignitor 2.1 and the fox. I can't speak for the long term reliability yet but they haven't come out of true in several hundered miles of riding. I weigh 180 and ride mostly east coast singletrack.

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    4
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    4
    jk   Racer [Jul 24, 2009]
    Strength:

    i purchased these built up with dt swiss spokes and wtb laserdisc light hubs and have to say that after 1000+ miles these have not let me down. i've heard from some that rider weight is an issue, but since I'm 145lbs i guess that excludes me. i have to true them every so often...nothing unusual. the hubs are actually the weak part of this wheelset.

    Weakness:

    not sure why so many bad reviews. they've served me well.

    if you are not a clydsdale these may work well for you.

    Similar Products Used: bonty xxx, mavics, wtb's, stans, dt swiss
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    4
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    4
    montclairbobbyb   Cross Country Rider [May 02, 2009]
    Strength:

    Look cool... that's about all

    Weakness:

    Weakest rims I've ever seen! I laced up these 36 hole Delgado Race Disc rims, and as I was evenly tensioning the spokes (WITH use of a Park tensionmeter) the wheel suddenly "potato-chipped" on their own... even before I could get the tension up to 90 lbs per spoke! Any more warpage and they would have been officially called a "taco". Weirdest thing I've ever experienced. Once I unlaced them, the rim snapped back into shape... But I WON'T relace these.... there's no way they can handle the 100 lbs I plan to put on each spoke...


    I've laced up over a dozen sets of wheels over the past 2 years, and I've NEVER come across anything like this.

    These rims could not handle 90 lbs per spoke... On a 36-spoke wheel, there's little excuse for that.

    I WILL write to Salsa and to the online reseller to tell them about this, but frankly I wouldn't accept a replacement if offered... I'm going with another ZTR Flow 36... never have had any problems with them, AND you CAN run these tubeless... WOO HOO!!!

    Similar Products Used: Salsa Delgado Disc, 36 hole - Laced to SS hub
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    1
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    1
    crux   Cross Country Rider [Apr 14, 2009]
    Strength:

    NONE

    Weakness:

    Rim will not run true and is unsafe to ride.

    Rims have been in hanging from the ceiling waiting on the frame and other such parts. Wheels were "professionally" built up by QBP and came out of true after resting, never mind riding. Had the LBS true them up and went out for a shakedown ride. Rim is out of true again with less than a mile on it. LBS tried to swap them out with another Salsa rim. I was told they would grant $30 for labor only and I would have to cover the cost of replacement myself. WTF new wheels built up at Salsa/QBP NOT being covered? Only have parking lot rides on them and they will not stay true. This is the worst bike product I have ever had the misfortune of having. I wonder why Salsa stopped making these things.


    Similar Products Used: DT, Mavic
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    1
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    1
    Taos Bike Guy   Weekend Warrior [Jul 30, 2008]
    Strength:

    Salsa Rims come from a strong family of reliable rims. I have used Delgado's in the past with great success.

    Weakness:

    Very short lived rim that needed constant attention from the beginning. It came from a reputable wheel builder, yet failed under heavy pedaling.

    Everything was fine at first with the usual truing adjustments, not out of the question considering our terrain. Then while crossing a busy street on the way to a ride, the wheel folded completely under a sprint load. This forced me to walk it home. Very disappointed as Salsa rims have been good to me in the past. I have some Delgado rims that are several years old and have almost worn through the braking surface. I cannot recommend this rim to anyone.

    Similar Products Used: Salsa Delgado
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    1
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    1
    J Bold   Cross Country Rider [Jun 12, 2008]
    Strength:

    Light, nice looking, good company

    Weakness:

    Hard to keep true

    Wheels felt pretty good after the first couple of rides and then wimblee wobblee. No major jumping or anything- had it trued by my mechanic and took it out again- Wheel became wobbly, took it back again and same thing happened. Again no major jumping, little bunny hops.

    Similar Products Used: None
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    2
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    4
    Jason   Cross Country Rider [Feb 10, 2008]
    Strength:

    Look good, Easy to build up true, Nice and light, good width, free stickers.

    Weakness:

    Tyre fits very very loss. Why can't they be run tubeless???

    Nice light 29er rim that builds up good light XC wheels.

    Similar Products Used: DT, Alex, Mavic.
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    4
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    3
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