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Alex R390 Rims

3.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.18

Product Description

Alex R390 Rim is a quality road rim. Rim Depth: 19.1 mm Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake ERD: 608 mm Valve: Presta ISO Diameter: 622 Valve Length: Short 34-40mm Tire Type: Clincher Tire Diamet...

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zac a Commuter

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2013

Strengths:    Lightweight, strong, double-eyeleted and inexpensive

Weaknesses:    Narrow brake track, boxy shape

Bottom Line:   
I probably shouldn't have, but I built this rim with an XT hub and used it for a fully-loaded tour across west-east across the US and Canada. It built up true, never gave me any trouble, and remains on the touring bike today. Very impressive for such a skinny rim.

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Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Open Pro, DT RR465,

Bike Setup:   Miyata 610 fitted for touring. Hubs (f/r): XT, Deore DX. Rims: Alex R390, Mavic A719. Deore DX derailleurs, 3x7-speed with friction shifters; front & rear racks; Brooks B17 Imperial; Air Zound horn! Also strangely has a vintage Dura-Ace centre-pull rear brake.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sballardjr a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2011

Strengths:    Strong and dependable

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy, but that is what you need for a heavier bike

Bottom Line:   
I have these mounted on my trainer bike, a converted 1992 Haro Escape frame with Campy components, weighting in at 39lbs... plus when I started riding I was 265 (now down to 215)... I have 2500 miles on them and yet to have them repaired other than typical maintenance. Perfect wheel for the job

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Favorite Ride:   Texas Hill Country

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   mavic, spinergy

Bike Setup:   1992 Haro Escape, Campy front 9 speed road triple, shimano 8 speed cassette, Sram chain, Alex R390 rims, Tektro R359 calipers, Vittoria Tires.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ggross in Cbus a Commuter

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2010

Strengths:    Strong front wheel, don't know what to say about the rear on.

Weaknesses:    Will warp on you unless you have it built by a wheel smith you can trust.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these rims as a set about 4 years ago, and I was pleased at first. However, after having to have the rear wheel trued time after time, and having a riding style that doesn't include blasting through pot holes or jumping curbs, or gravel pits, I found my rear wheel never stayed true. I finally had the damn thing warp on me after being on the northern end of the Olentangy trail. I don't know if it was the build on the rear wheel or if Alex rims have other problems, but the front wheel is the one that survived and I've never had a problem with it. I would say that unless you know the person who builds the wheel I now stay away from all Alex rim products.By the way both rims are 32 spoke rims, and I weight 200lbs.

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Favorite Ride:   Specialized 2001 sirrus comp

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Once Ridden used and

Similar Products Used:   none other.

Bike Setup:   Mid 80's Nishiki Olympic 12, converted to a 16 speed, with the rear wheel now a Mavic open pro laced to a shimano 105, from the 5500 series.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AllezSport a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2009

Strengths:    stiff and strong

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
good strong wheel, if you want it to be the best get it rebuilt w strong @ss spokes at a trusted shop, dont worry about the first review since he knows nothing about wheels..i weigh 230 and got my rear rebuilt before i bought the bike and it works perfect, road wheels and bikes arent ment for heavy or big people..thats why spokes break easly plus there entry level..what do you expect??

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Favorite Ride:   idk

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   idk

Bike Setup:   Allez Sport w Alex Rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bnhoj a Commuter

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, light enough. in response to spoke breaking complaint: it has nothing to do with the rim and eveything to do with the build. don't knock the product for an incompentent wheel build.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Awesome rims, not amazingly light weight, but strong enough for cyclocross. Build up easily, good braking surface, stiff rims in general.

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Favorite Ride:   whatever

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   campione calgary

Similar Products Used:   scads of road rims

Bike Setup:   this rim is on a fixed commuter that has taken some abuse. rims still perfect.

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