|The box was a little beat up....|
|But the wheels seemed well protected.|
I chose the new 29" "hookless" style rim, standard black bladed spokes, blue alloy nipples, and Hope Evo2 hubs. Customer service was great, they responded very quickly to e-mails. Make sure to send them a message and clarify exactly which rim you want- they seem to have once set of choices for rim only, and one set for pre-built wheels.
|Check the hookless profile|
Weights: (bare wheels, w/o tape)
I applied Stan's tape, Stan's valve stem & sealant, and they seated just fine with a set of Maxis Ikon tires- using a floor pump. So far so good, although they've only been off road once because of all the wet weather.
Qualitatively they seem zippier and easier to accelerate.... I have yet to ride anything technical on them and I'm curious how they feel in rock gardens and hard corners.
|Mounted and ready to ride!|