Talk to me about 29er AM wheelsets – American Classic, E13 etc
Took my new bike for it’s first outing today, less than 10 miles and the Superstar Tesla rear hub let go leaving me with a long walk home. It will be returned to SS but next time it fails (and if they don’t even last one ride I’m sure it’s when not if) I’ll be getting a refund.
So I’m looking at replacements, which is a shame as I loved the colour of the Teslas, nice sound and quick engagement too. Obvious choice is Pro 2 on Arch Ex or maybe Pacenti TL28 which is what I’ve got now, American Classic AM look good other than the minging graphics and the colour clash with my bike, seen them for £425 though. Really liking the look of the E13 TRS+ which I’ve seen for £750 but that is still a hell of a lot of money for a pair of wheels, way in excess of what I’ve spent in the past. Anyone running a set of these?
Any opinions/suggestions appreciated, ta.Posted 5 years agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
I have the previous generation of 29er AM wheelset. 20mm front, QR rear. So, comments might not be valid. Used for 2 years now.
More a heavy XC than an AM rim, hubs seem great, getting a bit louder now but still much quieter than proII. Love the red spoke.
Rims could not hold 2.5 Dissent tyres, they popped off. 2.4 Ardents are OK, but very round profile.
Had major issues getting them to fit into RS Reba 20mm dropouts, had to file away a bit of the magnesium lowers where the axle sits to get the maxle through. Very odd. AC importers and Charlie the BM were excellent throughout.
Apart from those initial teething issues, they have been utterly fit and forget since then. (cue rim and hub explosion tomorrow…)
KevPosted 5 years agoYetimanMember
I’m a big fan of Stans / Pro2 combo’s but I’m currently trying out a pair of 2011 spec Easton Haven 29er wheels that I picked up towards the end of last year when CRC were selling them off for £360. 15mm front / 135 x 12mm rear. So far I’m really pleased with them. 2.4 Ardents seal ok with some latex and the rims are a good width so wide tyres have a good profile, I think they look great and they are quite light. They have taken a fair beating in the few rides I’ve managed recently but the real test will be the longevity of the rear hub as there are supposedly some reliability issues with them, although regular checking and greasing should help. Performance wise they appear to be pretty stiff although this is my first 29er build so I have nothing to compare against, and the rear hub engages beautifully. It has a lovely light ‘whirrr’ which is music to my ears compared to the racket my Pro2 hubs make.Posted 5 years ago
These show 20mm as an axle option, good price too
Any used this firm?Posted 5 years ago
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