Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
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The Bonty wheels with the eyelets are far better than the Selects and the Race models. The Race Lite and up all have the eyelets and are somewhat stronger. I have nearly 800 miles on my Race Lites and have had no problems with them. I did make sure they checked them for true, dish, and tension before I put them on as I was extremely skeptical about them. My LBS gave me a 1500 mile 100% guranty, if they failed in anyway, except for misuse, ect...., they would get me the 36 spoke wheels of my choice and refund the difference. They found 4 spokes that were a little under tensioned, but after the adjustments, I have been a peddling fool. Started riding on them at 324 and now down to 305.
I hit a brick in a ditch 2 weeks ago when I was run of the road by a driver who took the corner to fast and came into my lane. I got a flat and was in a panic that my wheel was ruined as I watched her drive off without stopping as she gave me the, "your number 1" sign. I got out of the ditch checked my wheel, walked home
, put it on the stand and had to make no adjustments. To my amazement, I did not even have any dents or abrasion marks. I said my prayer to God that I was not hurt and hoped some thougthful cops would fine the evil lady that is now causing me to take a 3 mile walk at 12:14 am in 43 degree temps.
I actually had more issues on my 32 spokes than I have had with these wheels.
I know the 32 spoke wheels were not a high grade, but non the less that my story and I am sticking to it.
Edited to add: Love the new bike.
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Originally Posted by AEO
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.