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    Thoughts on Alex Wheels?

    So I searched around the forums for some opinions on Alex Wheels and couldn't really find any. What do y'all think about 'em? Anyone here riding on them? Have ridden on them? Good/bad experiences?

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    I thinkkk they came on my Bianchi. There good wheels, true, do there job. I'm sure there not top of the line but...ya hth

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    Ive got a alex da22 rear rim. I really like it. Its pretty light, and it trues well.

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    Bianchi's get some Fuji's, mine are the cheapest and I'ld say they've done well for a $90 set new. Though they do need some minor truing anfter a year of mildly hard riding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimisnowhere
    Bianchi's get some Fuji's, mine are the cheapest and I'ld say they've done well for a $90 set new. Though they do need some minor truing anfter a year of mildly hard riding.


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    You mean rims? I don't think they make entire wheels. I have a pair on my fixie, laced to formula hubs, built by Ben's Cycle that seem to be holding up fine. They're not mega-lightweight, or mega-strong, or even mega-sexy, but they get the job done.
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    Yeah my rear wheel is the stock one off of a Bianchi Pista, its a Bianchi Hub on an Alex rim. I just put it on yesterday so I haven't really gotten a chance to ride it yet but I'll let you know after a few weeks.

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    I've been riding the DA22's for about 5 years. They've been fine. I've only needed to true them about a half dozen times since I've owned them. Not the sexiest rims, but they do the trick.

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    Ive had 'em on a few bikes and no problems at all.

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    Alex rims are the Hyundai of wheels. As said before, not sexy, but inexpensive and fairly reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abeyance
    Alex rims are the Hyundai of wheels. As said before, not sexy, but inexpensive and fairly reliable.
    Mavics are Hondas?

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    My rear wheel has an alex rim. Don't expect much from customer service. I asked them a question by e-mail in Jan/Feb and got an answer in April. At first I wasn't even sure what they were refering to.

    At my LBS it's pretty much the standard rim they use to do conversions.

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    I've ridden my AT450's for two years with no issues. They need truing every few months, but that's it. I get to retire them in about a month when my new set gets built!
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    I have Alexrims 500s on my Langster. If I didn't work at a bike shop, I'd be $200 in debt to get them trued. They're pretty weak and heavy. I'll be getting some Open Pro's soon I hope. I'm a Mavic fanboy I guess.

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    You don't know how to true your own wheels?
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    I have a pair of Alex rims on my 07 San Jose. They're fine. I've had to true the back one a couple times after a trip down some technical trails. Yesterday I got a branch jammed in there that sheared off the tube stem completely. That would bonk any rim I suppose. One thing's for sure, the spokes are burly. They didn't flinch.

    That being said, I'm lusting after a set of aeroheads or fusions laced to Ben's four star hubs (for weight savings). I'll still keep the Alex as a second set, though. Kind of like them.

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    My Bianchi Pista came with Alex AT400 rims.

    If I remember correctly, these rims weigh an astoundingly light 405 grams.

    I weigh 235 all up and ride hard.

    During the first year, before I upgraded my wheels, the Alex rims did great, considering.

    I broke one rear spoke in 5000+ miles.

    These wheels now hang in my garage with tires, tubes and cog mounted in case I need an emergency wheel.

    Not everyone has had as good an experience with these same wheels as I have, but I more than got my money's worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarcoul
    So I searched around the forums for some opinions on Alex Wheels and couldn't really find any. What do y'all think about 'em? Anyone here riding on them? Have ridden on them? Good/bad experiences?

    Thanks.
    they suck.
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    Not that great

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw
    You don't know how to true your own wheels?
    Nope. Enlighten me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapeworm21
    Nope. Enlighten me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackstar10
    they suck.
    What he said.

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    Guy at the LBS likes them. Says they are a good value. I thought they weren't that much cheaper and didn't look as well finished as similar Mavic's.

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    I have had Alex rims on my mountain bike for 5 years with no problems. They stay true,and are cheap. I just got some DA22's for my fixed gear. Been riding them for only 3 weeks, but have been staying true on the bumpy roads.

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