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Christopher D.

Christopher D.

Christopher D.

Christopher D.wrote a review of on December 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just had my first ride on these guys today. What a difference! I felt like I could motor uphill a little bit easier because of the stiffness and the lower rotating weight. I'm fat and slow so I had time to think about that. Downhill was awesome too. I don't feel like I got bounced off line or any of the other complaints I read about in the online reviews. The ride was not harsh at all. I felt as comfortable or more comfortable on these guys. I definitely could track better in bermed turns and felt more solid and in control at my little jump park. I'm looking forward to getting more time on them.

I ride a 2016 Santa Cruz 5010 C. I upgraded from the stock alloy 24mm internal width rims. Running 2.4 maxxis highroller 2 front and rear. I did 20psi front and 25psi rear. I'm about 240lbs with camelpack and am not fast or elegant with my line selections (though I felt a little more of both today).

I agonized over mounting these or sending them back because they are pricey and conspicuous. After a week of looking at them in box in my living room, I'm really glad I mounted them and ran them. I read every review and comment board available about these things and just decided to take the plunge.

Like Ferris Bueller says, "if you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."




Christopher D.

Christopher D.wrote a review of on September 8, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My 5010 came with Minions front and rear but they wore out in about six months. I got a good deal on a pair of these Highrollers for $45 each from competitive cyclist. They corner amazingly when fresh. Every ride was a blast. No punctures. No flats. Pretty easy to set up tubeless with just a floor pump. However, durability remains a concern. These also wore out after about 6 months. The center lugs are fine but the side lugs are deteriorating and about to rip off. I'm 240lbs and ride 1-3x/week. I was hoping for better durability but this may be the trade off.