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Alex DA28 Rims

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.42


Product Description

The Alex DA28 Rims are constructed with the EXA process which allows for super light materials and a welded joint. Rim Depth: 26.1 mm Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake Valve: Presta Valve Length: Short 34-40mm T...


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JB Gauthier a Commuter

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2011

Strengths:    cheap. no need to pay more.

Weaknesses:    At this price range none.

Bottom Line:   
Alex DA28 matched to Shimano 105 hub and 3x laced doubled butted DT spokes. Great for city commuting. Would buy again.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by darkmother a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2009

Strengths:    Low cost.
Very strong.



Weaknesses:    Not the lightest rim out there-but not heavy for an aero section rim either.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these rims in order to build a set of heavy duty, offroad cyclocross wheels. I was attracted to them due mostly to their low price. They built up round and true very easily, and stayed that way despite my best efforts to destroy them on nasty MTB trails. I've had a few bad crashes on these rims, (one of which bent my fork badly) and they have bearly gone out of true. I am really impressed-these rims my new favourite buget choice. Two years and countless road and offroad miles later, they are still going strong. Very little brake track wear-these are high quality rims at a reasonable cost.

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Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Urbane Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Open Pro, MA3, MA2
Velocity aerohead
Sun ME14A etc, etc




Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pugman845 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2008

Strengths:    Strength, Reliability, Value

Weaknesses:    Weight: but lighter than to expect from a cheap, deep section rim.

Bottom Line:   
I built up a set of wheels to my commuter with disc brakes. In over two years of daily riding (most of the time with a heavy messenger bag) Ive touched them up on a truing stand only a couple of times. A couple of weeks ago i finally broke a spoke but it seems completely unrelated to the quality of the wheels: it was the front wheel during hard braking (disc). Since replacing they havent posed any problems. These have been so reliable for me (ive never had a set of wheels last more than a year) that i built up a similar set for my girl-friend's cyclocross bike and her commmuter bike as well.
The wheels are built up to surley hubs on a singlespeed cyclocross bike.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Surley hubs, DT Swiss 2.0/1.8 spokes



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Alex DA28 rims, impressions?

I see this rims from several vendors on the net. They are quite a bit more affordable than Mavic or DT Swiss. A lot of places I see them are at single speed vendors. But I would like to build up a utility old school 7 speed Dura Ace uniglide set for 126mm road bike use with side pull brakes. Do thes ... Read More »


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