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Bontrager Racelite Wheelset: Any good?`(7 posts)

Bontrager Racelite Wheelset: Any good?`Itself
Sep 10, 2002 3:56 AM
All right, is this a good wheelset or not? Yep, a lot of Treks are being sold, but a lot of folks don't like the fact that these come with them.
re: Bontrager Racelite Wheelset: Any good?`pnitefly
Sep 10, 2002 5:56 AM
I have a set and I think it is a great wheelset. I did a lot of comparisons to the Shimano R535 and I found the racelites marginally superior. They are not the lightest wheelset but they are very strong and not very flexy. A good fast club ride wheel. Also, easy to true. Now, the race x-lite I know little about. You'll have to ask someone else about that one
I have the Race X Lites. I love them. They've stayed true. nm.cabinfever
Sep 10, 2002 8:58 AM
I have the Race X Lites. I love them. They've stayed true. nm.stevemtb
Sep 10, 2002 9:22 AM
I've been riding the X-Lites for about 5 months. They came on my Trek 5500. I weigh 205 lbs. and only did a slight truing after 300 miles. They now have about 1100 miles and still true.
The rear hub sure is loud when freewheeling, though.
The freewheel noise is nothing compared to a King...cabinfever
Sep 10, 2002 11:41 AM
I have a Chris King rear hub on my mountain bike. Ever hear one? They are so loud! I like it because it is unique, and people definitely know when you are coming behind them.
re: Bontrager Racelite Wheelset: Any good?`BikeViking at home
Sep 10, 2002 1:49 PM
My 197lb a$$ has put 2000 miles on my Race-Lites since April and they are as true as the day I got them. They are SUPERB!!!
re: Bontrager Racelite Wheelset: Any good?`pnitefly
Sep 11, 2002 3:08 PM
I forgot to mention I weigh 197# too. I've leaned in on them pretty hard on fast downhill switchbacks and they've stayed true. The hubs are fast also.