Cane Creek Zonos Disc SS Wheelset

DESCRIPTION

This wheel combines the performance and punishment-defying strength of the Zonos with the added control of disc braking. To optimize wheel durability, the rotor-mountable hubs include disc-side Torque-Transfer Flanges, front and rear. For the same reason, both front and rear Disc wheels include asymmetrical rims to improve wheel dish and equalize spoke tension.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 31, 2011]
rqukrawler
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Trick/unique design (nipples at the hub, not the rim), bullet proof on the trail. I've ridden these hard for over 2 years and never even had to true them. Reasonably light. Amazing customer support.

Weakness:

I saw another reviewer comment about tires being hard to seat properly... me too. I tried the 'overpressurize' method of seating and acutally cracked the rim (center web between spoke holes)! Never seen that before. Cane Creek is replacing under waranty, even though the wheel is over 2 years old, so no hard feelings.

I've run several different Cane Creek procucts over the years and haven't been disappointed. They build quality products for real riders. And, unlike some companies, if you do acutally have a problem with their stuff they step up to the plate and make it right. Now that's the kind of people I like doing business with. Only four flamin chilis for overall because I'm having to deal with the busted rim.

Similar Products Used:

Tried many, many differnt wheels over the years, just about everything but the $1000 flavors.

[Jun 25, 2010]
freeheelbird
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stay true. Accelerate well. Strong. CC is selling me a replacement for $100.

Weakness:

Out of production. I can't get a new end cap for the axle. So I'm out of luck. If you need parts from this wheel, contact me. If you've got an end cap, contact me.

Good wheel, but limited parts are available.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic

[Jun 05, 2009]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super stiff, super responsive, fairly durable.

Weakness:

Soft rim walls

Awesome wheels, They have stood up to two season of racing hard and riding in here in Los Alamos. I have had no wheels climb better or are more agile. These wheels handle the New Mexico staircases well, which is really rough on rims. They will handle the rough the smooth and everything in-between. On the super flowy trails the wheels respond well. I am able to use mechanical disk brakes and only brake with one finger with rarely locking up the wheels. I have become faster and a better rider all around with these wheels.

I am a believer of putting money into the things that are important: wheels, frame, and cranks. If you want some awesome cross country wheels to race with or just pound the dirt, get these. I would not recommend them for really heavy riders, as I have dented the rim a few times.

I beat these wheels up: dented rims a coupe of times, a guy broke is bars on the wheel, and my I snapped a spoke when my derauler was ripped off of the frame into the wheel.

Cane Creek has awesome costumer service, if you have a problem they will hook you up, they stand behind their product 100%.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic CrossMax SL, XT hub with Mavic 819 rim.

[Mar 03, 2009]
jhenry4
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

good value in cost for the weight. have stayed true thus far.

Weakness:

weight could be lighter...though you'd have to pay significantly more. non standard spokes, nipples, and rim could be a factor in the future

For the price paid there's absolutly nothing to complain about (hence the 5 chili's for value) overall though these are great wheels.
The offset drilling requires full width rim tape to prevent flats.
Tires from both continental and WTB proved easy to mount, though getting WTB's to seat properly was a chore (even with soap)
Rear hub is ultra quiet, doesn't have the instantaneous engagement of a chris king or other high end rear hub, but it is better than shimano and other hubs at this price point.
Power transfer is direct with no discernable wind up in the rear and the front tracks true and doesn't twang off of obstacles.

Similar Products Used:

OEM wheelset, and various demo wheels

[Dec 14, 2008]
atvkilla
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Feels light when pedaling, feels strong, tracks nice and accelerates quickly

Weakness:

I found it a bit hard to mount a tire on the rear wheel ( I think it was a wire bead).

Found these for $200 plus $25 shipping on ebay. What a deal! They are closing out these wheels, so the price was right. So far, I have about 40 miles on them, and even though I didn't think I'd notice a difference, I do. They seem to be much sharper in the turns, and climbing is much easier and quicker. When hopping over rocks and logs, these wheels seem to comply and respond to my rider input much more than other wheels I've ridden. I have not ridden very much with them, but so far, so very good. For the price, these are a steal. And Cane Creek's customer service is second to none. Go get them.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic 517, 317

[Aug 08, 2008]
robriw3
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Strong, true, good tracking. Can mount up tubed or tubeless.

Weakness:

Hard to mount on some tires.

Happy with ride, strength, and good customer support.

Tried to mount Continentals at first, gave up and went to the looser fitting WTB's. I understand Kendas and Ritchey's have a looser fit also.

Not happy with how hard it is to mount. Customer support recommended soaping up tire, inflating to max with an air compressor, and pushing on tire to get to mount evenly along the inside once on. He said it should "Pop" into place. This is fine, but what happens when I have a flat way out in nowhere? Can I get it off with my little plastic tire levers? Does anyone carry soapy water and an air compressor in the woods? A great set of rims/hubs if you don't have to take the tire back off or fix a flat. They are actually Bontrager rims with the Cane Creek logo stickered on.

Buyer consider.

Similar Products Used:

Sun, Mavic, WTB's.

[Jul 31, 2008]
yz426pilot
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

WOW!!! Smooth, strong, lite.

Weakness:

None that I've found, although it looks like it will be difficult to replace broken spokes due to a really tight fitting tubeless rim strip. Probably not an issue.

After a couple of rides I can't find any real weaknesses with these wheels. I'll update the post if anything goes wrong, but so far I'm sold on the Zonos. The wheelset retails for $700.00. I don't think I'd pay full price, but $350.00 can't be beat.

Similar Products Used:

Various Mavic wheels. Power Tools hubs.

[Feb 09, 2006]
Egger
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strength, finish, bling-bling

Weakness:

None, taking into consideration Cane Creek's fantastic customer support

I bought these rims because I was breaking a LOT of spokes on my OEM wheelset. (mostly back wheel) These wheels have been on a couple of bikes (NRS and Reign). I've only had a couple of problems, 1) After nearly a year of riding these wheels I was able to torque the ratchet ring into the hub by pedaling uphill. It felt like the clutch went out. CC was on top of the problem and turned my wheel around to me in just a few days. 2) After receiving the new wheel I put several hundred miles on it without tightening the spokes, as I should have with a newly laced wheel, and broke three spokes due to my negligence. The wheel remained true and CC sent the parts to fix it without any hassle.

These guys are great. I used their AD-10 and Cloud Nine shock on my NRS and was pleased with the quality and performance of their products and customer service when I needed parts or did something dumb (like degreasing the disassembled shock in SuperClean which stripped the slippery coating off the shaft. DOH!)

These are fine wheels and I use them hard. I'd recommend them to anyone who is looking for stronger wheels that will "tighten up" the ride. Like the other review indicates, the trail feel and handling were improved and the attention to detail in the finish is nice. This company has people who really care about the customer.

Similar Products Used:

OEM wheelsets

[Apr 30, 2007]
Jeff
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Nice weight, UST, straight pull spokes, very cool.

Weakness:

None noticed yet.

Very nice wheels, the asymetric design and straight pull spokes allow for high spoke tension which I like. The wheels came true and with uniform tension not requiring any 'tune-up' out of the box.
I added a light non-UST tire and Stans and have loved these things from the get-go.

I weigh 190lbs right now and don't see any reason for concern in regard to strength.

Similar Products Used:

WTB speeddisc, cheap OEM wheelset
Spinergy Xyclone

[Dec 16, 2006]
Amit Shofar
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Rigid, fast and durable; Light weight.

Weakness:

Non standard spokes.

High quality; Good value

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