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Bontrager X-race lite wheels

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by rich p, 5 Oct 2007.

  1. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Evans (yuk) have them on offer at £299 from £499. Does anyone have a view on them?
     
  2. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    Evans are useless - sorry, can't comment on the wheels though :biggrin:
     
  3. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    :biggrin: But slightly better than Halfords!
     
  4. They are just the silver versions, not choice of silver and black.

    Here's a trade review - from 2003 (the wheels came out end-2002)
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=tech/2003/reviews/bontragerxlitewheels

    Googling around, there are some reviews on American sites which seem to show the early ones suffered lots of crack-failures, but this was then fixed.

    It's a lot of saving, but still £300 : dunno if they're any good as £300 wheels...
     
  5. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    I have had both the Ti colour and the black ones.
    the wheels are very very good and hardly ever go out of true.The surface coating on the hubs and spokes started to 'peal off' of the ti ones. Took them back to LBS shop after 18 months riding they were replaced for a new set of black ones for free.
    I live near the sea and Trek say it was the salt in the air/roads that caused this.
    The other 'black ones I have had for 2 years with no problems.
    So all in all in my experience the tace X lites are very very good.