These are too good to be true. Super lightweight for the tire volume they support, instant engagement with the Hydra internals, and they track precisely while also providing impressive trail surface damping. I felt like they saved me energy not only by being efficient under power but by reducing vibration and holding lines predictably.
Glad we could keep your legs fresh. Thanks for the review!
Got these for my new Pivot Trail 429. Worth every penny! Made climbing a whole new experience! So much more fun than the heavier aluminum wheels that came with the bike!
I was looking for a super light but durable wheelset for my new Trail 429 down-country rig. Originally I was looking at the DT Swiss XMC 1200 with 30i rims. At virtually the same weight these wheels have the incredible performance of Hydra hubs and Reynolds rims. A friend who is 6'3", easily 200+ lbs and an ex-pro DH racer has yet to crack his Reynolds rims after running them on 3 bikes over 2 years. 'Nuff said.