American Classic MTB Race 29 Wheelset

DESCRIPTION

The MTB Race 29” is designed for strength, durability, and stiffness. With a whopping 28mm wide ride, you can ride lighter, smallerTires asTheTire will spread out acrossThe wide rim without sacrificingTraction and handling. Bead barbTechnology hooks onTheTire beadTo ensureThatTheTire doesn't float around onThe wide rim. RIMS: MTB RaceTubeless 340gr Aluminum Disc Rims 29"SPOKES: AC Race Round 14 /16 Gauge Spokes Black, AC Aluminum Nipples Silver, 32h 3-Cross Front and RearTubelessWEIGHT: Fr

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[Oct 29, 2021]
Jericho01


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

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Weakness:

None so far

[Oct 19, 2021]
Breana


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

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Weakness:

None so far

[Jun 02, 2020]
pcanh


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

Bought theses for a gravel bike GT grade carbon..but...riding them for a few weeks the rear wheel his noisy! Threres a grating sound from the spokes when out the saddle.Iam dissapointed really, there nice and light and spin up fast, bearings are smooth, i run tubeless swable pro ones 28mm tyers. I am fairly light rider 70kg, not been off road has such on a major trail. I paid £300 new on eBay! Aparently the seller bought wrong ones! Mine are standard qr. American classic have folded? Not a company now?

Weakness:

Noisy spokes! Good bearings Light

Price Paid:
300
Purchased:
New  
[Feb 13, 2015]
jonw9
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Light and wide. When them held together, it is a fast wheelset.

Weakness:

Fragile, Poor customer service

These came stock on my Niner RDO Limited Edition. The first wheel I tried to set up tubeless failed at the joint before it had and miles on it. The wheel was shipped back to AC who stated I must have slammed it in my trunk, and no warrant coverage, but for $400 they would rebuild with a new rim. It took contact from where I bought the bike and Niner to get it replaced (and I think the replacement came from Niner).
Late that same season, I was having issues keeping air in the rear tire, even though it was topped with Stan's. Disassembly showed the rim had cracked between adjacent spokes, through the valve hole. Again, warranty would not cover, and quoted the same $400 rebuild. In all, this $900 wheelset would have cost an additional $800 to make rideable for even a year. Many other options available for that $1,700 price tag.

Similar Products Used:

Stan's Arch, Stan's Crest, Loaded Carbon Xlite, Easton XC

[May 16, 2014]
tboy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Light. Fast.

Weakness:

Durability. Serviceability

I really wanted to like these wheels but they simply are not durable at all. The rims dent so easily at tubeless pressure making the who concept them being a race wheel just pointless. These wheels are now obsolete considering the offerings of other wheel makers.

[Jan 09, 2014]
Nicholas Tan

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light. Super light.

Weakness:

The noisy plinking sound from the nipple.

Not suitable for heavy rider. I am 82kg rider and the plinking sound always comes back after i re-tension. From my own opinion, it is suitable for rider weight below 65kg. I have sell my rim to my friend and he is around 60kg and it work fine for him.

[Jul 15, 2013]
MannyM
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super Light super fast wheel set

Weakness:

None so far...

At first I'm concerned about strength and durability. Until really put it in a harsh test did some small jumps fast technical descent hit some rocks here and there 2-3 ft drop and a lot more. This wheels earned my trust! Amazing wheel. The hub? super smooth rolling.

[Apr 08, 2013]
Eric
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

They are light.

Weakness:

All the positive reviews here seem to be 'as new' reviews. I have approx 4200 miles on these wheels which, came with my Niner Air9 RDO. The wheels only lasted 1 season. On the rear wheel, the rims have failed - cracks around spoke eyes and spoke pulling out 1-3mm on eight of the driveside spokes. I am a 175 xc rider. I have owned several 'light' wheelsets before. Typically, my Stan's ZTR rims will go 2-3 seasons before I've had to replace them. Other - compared to nice hubs (Dt swiss, King), the engagement is terrible. Once you switch to these hubs, yes, you will notice. Finally, I had tough time getting multiple tires to run tubeless. With Stans, you can deflate the tire and have to exert pretty good effort to remove from the rim. With these, if you loose pressure the tire simply falls off. Can you say 'DNF' if you flat during a race?

Poor rim durability (1 season = 400 miles) rim eyelets have failed.
Hubs still low quality
Poor ability and robustness to run tubeless.

Similar Products Used:

Stans's ZTR rims

[Feb 05, 2013]
mike

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is a stiff light wheelset. Haven't put to many miles on yet, maybe a few hundred, all in the snow covered trails of southern ohio and some in WV.

Weakness:

none

This upgrade to my giant xct shed three pounds imediatly, an incredible difference. I am a 160lb expert rider. It didn't take long for these wheels to earn my trust.

[Nov 02, 2012]
Noclutch
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super light, wide, easy tubeless set upl (with Schwalbes), hub engagement fine for my needs

Weakness:

noisy spokes/nipple-rim interface/spoke-hub interface?

I've been using these wheels for about 50 miles per week for the last 6 months or so while riding smooth XC to rocky small mountain trails. I weigh 150# and ride fairly light on the bike. Thus far my only complaint is the "plinking" noise that they make. They did it when new and under warranty, AC graciously re-tensioned and relieved spoke wind-up and the noise went away for many hundreds of miles. However, recently the rear has begun to plink again. They have stayed in true fairly well but suspect I am losing tension again, probably because of their light build. If they didn't make this noise I'd give them 5 chilies for sure

Similar Products Used:

WTB Stryker
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