- Thinking of buying Bonty Race light wheelset
Just saw on a popular online retailer a deal on Bontrager Race Light Wheelset. I’m thinking to go tubeless to justify my “serious into moutain biking” (and as a 40 year old birthday treat) . Are they any good? I’m planning to buy some bonty revolt tyres as well to go with them. Thanks for your feedback.Posted 10 years agofattatlassesMember
I’ve been running one of the Race Lights predecessors (‘Race Modified Discs’) since about 2002. They’ve been on all sorts of HT and FS bikes, on all sorts of rocky & muddy terrain and they haven’t missed a beat – and I have quite a clumsy riding style!. Dunno if the new Race Lights still use DT hubs, but if they do they’re superb. I’ve never had to service the hubs or freewheel on mine – and although the rims are covered in lots of deep scratches and gouges they’ve always been as straight as a die (had spokes retensioned a couple of times tho). If the Race Lights are anywhere near as good as the ‘Race Mods’, I’d def, recommend them.Posted 10 years agor6ymyMember
I have a set of Race Light wheels from Evans after someone on her pointed out the deal on them. Only a few weeks old so too early to comment on durability. The ‘Lite’ tag is a bit of a misnomer, they’re about 1800g a pair, but they do still use DT Hubs, and are a good way of trying tubeless at a reasonable price.Posted 10 years ago
I’ve used various tyres tubeless on Stans rims, and by far the easiest have been Bonty TLR Mud-X, went on easily, inflated instantly, and absolutely no pressure loss. I have a pair of Conti Mountain King Protection which took several days and several rides before they stopped losing pressure through the very porous sidewalls.OlsterMember
i’d get them only if you intend using Bonty tyres as well – I found them very specific to the Bonty ‘family’ of products. Tyres that normally work a treat on other rims (like scwalbe) are a fag on X-lite rims. Think there’s better rims out there for the money but all depends on what you’re doing with them – for racing & frequent tyre changes (other brands) then I wouldn’t but for sticking a bonty UST or ‘tubeless ready’ on & forgetting about it then no worries. Also found that Bonty sealent awful at sealing up even small holes.Posted 10 years agosmogmonsterSubscriber
Been using 2 pairs of Race Lites for the last 2 years, great wheels, have stood upto my 15 stones of abuse and cack handed biking ‘abilities’ without issue. Ignore Olster, i use tubeless Nobby Nics on one set and Maxxis Ignitors on the others, they are a piece of p1ss to seat, and the Bonty Super Juice is great.Posted 10 years ago
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