Wilderness Trails Bikes Paradigm Wheelset

Trails Bikes Paradigm

Wilderness Trails Bikes Paradigm

User Reviews (4)

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Forrest Arakawa   Downhiller [Nov 13, 2000]
Strength:

Super beefy for a Cross Country Wheelset. Smooth ride. Stiff.

Weakness:

none

I really don't have any finesse so wheels are a problem for me especially on a cross country bike. I thought these were going to bend on the first ride but they have held strong for a year now. I take my hartail on all the DH trails around here and pound the Crap out of it. I bought a hardtail so that I would be forced to learn finesse... Really all I do with it is mash down the trail where I would with my DH bike. These wheels have held up to my big ass for almost a year now... I would buy them if you are looking for a light durable set of wheels....

Similar Products Used: Rolf, Sun Ringle and Mavic...
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Matt M.   Downhiller [Nov 07, 1999]
Strength:

Very Flashy, Very simple, Very Light, Pretty strong. “grease-guard” hub system provides easy maintenance.

Weakness:

Cost. I’m scared to even ride on em for 750 bucks.

The bottom line is the wheels kick a**. I must convey though, they are really a cross country wheel-set. A cross country wheel-set that is able to stand up to a free-ride stakes a lot fool like myself. The really killer thing is, WTB is one of the best companies to deal with out there. I must admit though, the second ride on my new wheels I popped off a small drop wrong onto the corner of a water brake and slightly dented the back rim in. DON’T think the wheels are weak or bad, I just thrash my bike (and think I know how to take everything). If you’ve got the dough, check a pair of these wheels out. I would full heartily recommend any cross country rider to get them, you will not regret it.

Similar Products Used: I guess my friend has let me ride on his Mavic 517/Chris King wheelset once.
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Brian Parker   Cross-Country Rider [Jun 29, 1999]
Strength:

I don't own a true New Paradigm wheelset.I do own a wheelset built with N.P.hubs Powerbeam rims and D.T. spokes that was built for me in late 1994.I bought the hubs as soon as they became available because I wanted something that would last.Wow,have they ever!In 4.5 years they have never been trued or needed it.The drive side of the rear hub has been overhauled 1 (thats right,1)time.I could'nt be happier.At the time my co-workers thought I had made a bad choice but I think I had the last laugh.

Weakness:

I had to send in the front wheel due to a plugged grease port.WTB fixed it under warranty with no questions asked. Turnaround was about 10 days.

Not cheap but,if you live in a wet climate like I do,the satisfaction you get from purging and re-greasing your bearings in 1 minute is huge.Buy these if you've got the dough.Trail on!

Similar Products Used: Mavic crossmax
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grizam   cross-country rider [Feb 23, 1999]

The new paradigm wheelset by Wilderness Trail Bikes is a great wheelset.
It is hand built by Steve Gravientes one of the best wheel builders out there
now. They have all sorts of specail new things they did to their wheels like
rotational something or other which makes the wheels stronger and but lighter.
And the grease guard system is always great. If you want any information e mail me. Otherwise the wheels are quite a pretty penny but really nice.

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