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Item # WTB0112
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WTB LaserDisc DH 20mm Front Wheel - 32h $0.00
Install the WTB LaserDisc DH 20mm 32h Front Wheel on your gravity beast and drop in. The stout LaserDisc downhill rim stays straight and true when other wheels squirm and complain. Point the LaserDisc DH up hill and the smooth-spinning bearings get you to the top with ease, then put this wheel in its element, and point it down.
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One Stout Puppy.
These babies are mean, but in a good way. Once you pull em out of the box you know they're built for abuse -- partially because they're not exactly light, but also because they've got that wide profile and generally just look beastly.
My LBS says thumbs up, they're pretty close to true right out of the box, and are a good deal for about $150. Be warned if you're not planning on taking these rims in for a quick true before you put 'em on your bike -- they're bored for Presta valves (not Schrader) so if you plan on running Schraders, you'll have to trust yourself not to compromise the integrity of your hoop when you drill it out yourself. You might as well just take it to your LBS, they probably have a drill press and will do the job right.
After a few serious days of riding I can say that these rims are pretty solid. It feels like they've got just a little bit of flex side-to-side that you might notice in hard-charging corners; really minimal though -- hardly noticeable unless compared to nicer builds . I also believe this wheel has double-butted spokes -- not the greatest place to be saving weight on a DH rim, but I haven't had any issues so far.
This rim feels a lot more sturdy than the Sun Single Track that it replaced. No rim is ever totally bomb proof, but for the money I'd say this rim is a great option.