Bontrager Big Earl Wheelset Wheelset

Big Earl Wheelset

Price: $250-$300

  • Highly adaptable and super strong freeride wheelset will take on the big stuff
  • 32mm wide, single-cavity aluminum rim with welded seam provides excellent strength and support
  • Hubs come stock with 6-bolt disc mounts but are adaptable to oversized centerlock (Saint) rotors (See hub parts section for details)
  • 5mm quick release and 10mm or 12mm thru axles are adaptable to any size using adapter kits (See hub parts section for details)
  • Brass locking nipples; Presta valve

  • User Reviews (3)

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    FRidekid   Weekend Warrior [Sep 13, 2010]
    Strength:

    Stiff, solid, comes with adaptor for front axle. Either 20 mm or qr can be used

    Weakness:

    Engagement

    These wheels are a good deal at the right price, but the engagement is terrible. I counted ten clicks, while doing one complete revolution of the freehub by hand. Other than that, good solid basic stuff. I would not pay retail that Bonty wants for these!

    Similar Products Used: Mag 30, wtb, rhyno lites, ditch witch
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Helibike   Downhiller [Aug 15, 2010]
    Strength:

    Light, Stiff,

    Weakness:

    Spokes break, double cross laced.

    Decent wheel good for hard FR or recreationalDH but probably wont last a good DH racer longer than a couple of races.

    Similar Products Used: Mavic 729 on Hadley w DT champ
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Random Tox   Cross Country Rider [Oct 02, 2008]
    Strength:

    Very sturdy and true.

    Weakness:

    Engagement points.

    Good strength to weight. Have taken much abuse but are perfectly straight. They weigh about the same as my sun MTX rims on Hadley hubs.

    Some nice engineering makes them versatile. Can be converted between QR, 10 mm bolt on, and 150x12 mm bolt on with factory kits, and ISO or Shimano rotor compatible.

    (I estimate) these are about the same weight or slightly lighter than my Hadly/MTX wheels and just as strong. They are much lighter than my Azonic Outlaws.

    These would be my default ride but I prefer the faster engagement of a higher end hub.

    Similar Products Used: Hadley/MTX custom set. Azonic Outlaws.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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