Salsa Cycles Gordo 29er Rim

Salsa Cycles Gordo 29er Rim 

DESCRIPTION

  • Designed as an XC All Mountain rim
  • WARNING – Do not use with tubeless systems. This rim is designed for use with a tire and tube
  • Welded seam for increased strength
  • 35mm width, 625 grams
  • 32 or 36 hole, ERD 603
  • Single stainless eyelets
  • Black

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Mar 15, 2010]
    schnee
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    GORDO - wide, burly for the weight, look like they can take drops off of multi-story buildings, allow more air volume in same tire, lessen pinch flats for fat tires, run lower volume, can be made ghetto tubeless (don't tell anyone, it's a secret)

    Weakness:

    expensive, somewhat heavy, cannot use small/thin commuting tires on these monsters anymore

    When you say the name you have to roll your tongue and let the word percolate a bit, like a Tijuana bullfight announcer - 'GOOORDDDOOOOOOO'

    They are so wide the tires you put on are easily 15%-20% fuller than on a standard 29er rim, which flattens the tread and makes the sidewalls stiffer. You can run lower pressures and get more grip while feeling a softer ride, and still not pinch flat any more than usual.

    They also look really cool, and build up incredibly stiff and burly.

    Forget trying to swap out for cyclocross tires on the same rims. Those are pinch-flat city. You basically need to run 2.0 tires at the absolute minimum. Buy them for the right bike.

    Bottom line, when you say the name you have to roll your tongue and let the word percolate a bit, like a Tijuana bullfight announcer - 'GOOORDDDOOOOOOO' - then drink some Tecate. Maybe it's a regional thing, but you have to do that at least once.

    Similar Products Used:

    Stan's Flow 28mm, WTB LaserDisc Trail 28mm

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Feb 21, 2009]
    dontheclysdale
    Weekend Warrior

    I had these rims built by my LBS with Chub hubs and DT Spokes. I've only put about 60miles or so on them so far but they have been GREAT! Some of the things I like:
    - No wheel peel - even at low pressure the tires stay on
    - Bashed them on roots at low speed - no dents or dings
    - Ability to run low psi

    I'm 6'3 250lbs and can run this wheelset at 20psi with no problem. Our trails are mostly along bayous with washouts, steep up and downs, and LOTS of tree roots. I bottomed the tire out on several occasions and each time could feel the rim slamming into the object. No dent's no dings. In the short time I've used these I've really tried to throw whatever I could at them and they've handled all of it. Several of the things would have easily taco'd some of my previous wheels. With the low air pressure the tires REALLY grip the ground well.

    If you're a clyde and have the money to drop on some custom 29er wheels, these are the rims you may want to consider. Have them built and you will have no worries. They are that strong. These are EXCELLENT rims!

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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