Bontrager Race Modified Tubeless Wheelset

DESCRIPTION

  • Race Modified rims are welded for superior strength and machined for smooth braking; 24/28 hole design, featuring OSB in the rear which reduces dish and is engineered to provide adequate stiffness for any size rider, yet minimize rotating weight for quick accelerations.
  • Hubs are Swiss made and fully serviceable, with a combination of cartridge and needle bearings
  • KB's HiLo ATB rear hub design ensures excellent spoke bracing angles for improved lateral wheel stiffness, while steel freehub body will not get marred up with use; front hub utilizes oversized cartridge bearings and aluminum axle
  • Bontrager Race Mtn Cro-moly skewers included

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Sep 28, 2018]
    KleinForever


    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    I've been loving and depending on these light, strong wheels for over 10 years. I have never had to do any maintenance on the wheels at all. Haven't even needed truing. I have only had to replace the valve stems, and I chose to upgrade to a lighter cassette. Freehub is smooth and very quiet. Noticeably lighter and faster rolling than the stock wheels on my Klein were. Also never have had to replace a tubeless rim strip.

    Weakness:

    None I've encountered.

    [May 29, 2008]
    Donald Staniszewski
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Good lightweight rim

    Weakness:

    Don't hold up to stress.

    I sold both of my Bontrager wheelsets - these rims cannot handle a rider of 185 pounds. Both of my rims had problems - the hubs cracked where the spokes connect. I will stay with the reliable Mavics, which can handle the stress and weight of a heavier rider.

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    Mavic

    [Mar 14, 2006]
    Bujor Vasile Lucian
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Verry Light still verry stiff

    Weakness:

    Hard to change tire

    This product it adress to those people that are performers in mountin biking - cross country section - . I won't recommend it for big jumps even they are good made - you can win a race of downhill or make a big jump but then you got to replace them .
    Best use : cross-country ( you can own supremacy with proper trainig )

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    Deore Xt , Deore ( with M555 Hub )

    [Feb 17, 2006]
    Donald Staniszewski
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Good lateral stiifness, tough wheel

    Weakness:

    Not as light as listed by Bontrager

    These wheels are stiffer than the Mavic Crossrocs - and putting on the tubeless tires -always a problem with every manufacturer - you have to use tire levers no matter what they say (I always have with no problems), and you have to use Slime or some other tire sealant. Great wheels - I went with Bontrager, even though they had more spokes, because they are bombproof!

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    Mavic Crossroc

    [Aug 16, 2006]
    Aaron Howard
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Light, Cheap, Tough

    Weakness:

    Not as light as some wheelsets but certainly worth it.

    Love these wheels for the price especially for the price.

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    CrossMax, King/Mavic

    [Apr 19, 2003]
    Eric
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    These wheels are awesome. The hubs are better than any Ive ridden. Price. Tubeless. Light weight.

    Weakness:

    None so far.

    This is the best Tubeless wheelset for the price I think

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    Bonty Corvairs. These Races are so much lighter I can tell a huge difference. I am flying up climbs that I once struggled on.

    [Jan 30, 2003]
    Rick O
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Tubeless System..Good Hubs..Light Weight..easy to true (Round Spokes)

    Weakness:

    Not Laterally Stiff...Tends to rub slightly on brake pads if your a heaivier rider...170+.....doesn't have ceramic braking surface

    Book wheelset overall...but the rubing on the brake pads could Bug the hell out of the sloppiest of riders...I know what your think'en ..Loosen the brakes a little...sorry that doesnt work, unless you feel Like pulling your levers to the bar...in that case your just an idiot...

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    Mavic CrossRoc

    [Oct 13, 2003]
    Glen
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Absolutely none!

    Weakness:

    Other than being the biggest piece of sh**, the rear hub keeps breaking and tires are a royal pain to mount.

    The rear hub is absolutely useless. I've had the hub body replaced 3 times over the past 6 months. The last and final time I got it fixed, it broke on the first ride! Something with the palls breaking. It free-wheels pedaling forward about one full rotation before it catches. Totally frustrating.
    Another thing is that tires, tubed or tubeless are a pain to mount. You'll work up a sweat and develop hemoroids from the amount of effort it takes to mount a tire. Good luck if you flat out on a ride. This won't be me because I'm going back to my Mavics!!

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    Mavic UST Crossmax, Rolf Urraco, Rolf Propel

    [Jan 13, 2004]
    james coyne
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    they're red and my bike is red so the fact they match has to count for something. actually all that red makes the bike look like a rig built for shakes the clown. only he got to bang mrs. brady. the front wheel has been a trooper, but then if you refrain from huckin and bashin a front wheel can last years and years. the rims are strong and the spokes have been true since day 1.

    Weakness:

    the rear hub is krap. the free hub shattered and the lbs had a hell of a time removing it. turns out the hub is hugi, which is an arm of dt, which has been known to experience specific product run defects (in other words their quality control licks crack).

    steer clear of this product, equally so of any wheel set equipped with hugi parts.

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    mavic

    [Mar 30, 2002]
    mike
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    None

    Weakness:

    wasnt perfectly trued form the factory and spokes were unevenly tension with slack on one side of the wheel

    i think for the level this wheelset, i believe that it is not worth the money and lacked quality control. But i did only pay 200 for them

    Similar Products Used:

    Bontrager mustang rims on nukeproof hubs, mavic 225 rims on specialized hubs, bontrager race wheelset, and rolf dolominite

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