Araya 820 Rims Rim

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Araya 820

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[Sep 01, 2003]
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

medium weight, good entry level rim. trues easily.

Weakness:

weak, weak, weak, weak. i am now the proud owner of 4 flat spots on this rim.

if you want a good, entry level rim, and dont plan on pounding down a trail like a jackhammer, these are for you. If you're like me and bounce down a trail at top speed, dirt jump, and ride urban too...

Similar Products Used:

other rims

[Apr 28, 2004]
Hillary Corwin
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

They start off round...if you're lucky.
I got mine for free. Even when not a gift, they're dirt cheap.

Weakness:

Remember how I said they started off round? They ended up square -- when I threw them away they had more flat spots than a catwalk.

If you want to ride anything even remotely serious with these, do yourself a favor and bring a rubber mallot with you on the trail. You're going to need it.

Very poor strength-to-weight ratio. They're too heavy to be this weak.

You get what you pay for.

As I stated, I was given my pair in return for a service I would have rendered without pay. He insisted, as I had screwed up the rims that came with my old bike and was unable to replace them at the time due to finances. I was greatful and built them up immediately.

They rolled for about a week, they wobbled for the next week and despite all attempts to keep them alive, the third week they were bent beyond any hope. If I didn't have mechanic's training and had to take them to the shop to get them built/trued/banged on, they would have cost much, much more than getting a good pair of rims.

They're easy to true, I won't argue with that, but bending sidewalls back into place is not so easy. Especially when seams start to split. Quite uncool.

Similar Products Used:

Sun Mammoth, Planet X BFR, Atomic Laboratories DHR and Trailpimp, Snowcats, Balance stock.

[Mar 26, 1998]
thehau
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING

The joints aren't exactly level, this tends to rip my brake shoes or is it the other way around with the pads tearing shreds out of the rim. 'Coz they are way scratched.
They are not strong laterally at all. Riding to and from school hitting kerbs and all they have had to be trued about 5 times now, all in 6 months!

[Mar 15, 1998]
Evil Yak
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

Hey, these rims are pretty good. Cheap, aluminum, light...
They're even good for running over animals and stuff..
heh heh.
friggin coolI went to Marin a couple of times with these. Only complaint is that they are a little on the weak side. They tend to flex a lot. Braking is good though. So is general hopping and stuff. Just beware.. When making a really sharp leaning turn, you hear the brakes hit the rims... Heh heh.. road rash...

[Jul 15, 1997]
sherman
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

I have RM-400 Pro's on my '92 Paramount and I've never had to true them at all. They appear totally bombproof. The wall is kinda concave and I wouldn't say I stop on a dime at all but it may be because my brakes sort of suck.

[Sep 18, 1999]
Rob the ripper
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Easy to true
cheap
doesn't get flat spots

Weakness:

can't take the big hits.
comes out of true lateraly about every two weeks.

this was a great rim to learn on. I was able to go for about one and a half months without getting these things trued. but as I got to be a better rider these things turned out to be the limpest pieces of [email protected]#t. today I was riding my favorite downhill trail, launched and nailed a tree at about 25km/h. My front rim now resembles a taco. they were fine while they lasted, but couldn't take the heat. I would recomend these for average sized, sane riders ( I'm 14, about 6'2, 180ilbs, and definatly not sane when the adrenalin kicks in.) I won't be buying another set. (mavic 521's will take their place.)3 chillis for a great entry level product.

Similar Products Used:

many oter pieces on department store bikes.

[Aug 22, 1999]
chris
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

THET LASTED ME A YEAR AND THAT'S PREETY GOOD!!

Weakness:

I HAVE FLAT SPOTS A OVER THE PLACE!!(I WHOULD OF GOT NEW RIMS SOONER BUT I DID'NT HAVE ANY MONEY.)

GOOD FOR WEEKEND BIKERS, BUT ANYTHING OVER DON'T USE'EM.

Similar Products Used:

OTHER PIECES OF CRAP.

[May 18, 1999]
Jaime Negron
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Excellent braking sides

Weakness:

crap joints

I have use this rims for 3 month and make some jumps on it, and they still in excellent condition and well tune. They are excellent for those, like me, that do a lot of street and beach riding. Also consider that when you buy a bicycle that include this arayas in the configuration, you are not spending so much money on this bicycle so don't expect more than that.

[Jan 07, 1999]
Darren Ehresman
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

For all you old timers out there still riding on araya RM-20. These rims might be old but they set the standard by which all others are judged. Bullet Proof.

[Jan 07, 1999]
D Ehresman
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

The RM-20 set the standard for rims many moons ago. old but true there bullet proof. Old timers like me still ride them today even through they are over ten years old. Some things do last forever.

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