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Alex R450 Rims

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Extra doublewall design
  • Sport road or touring
  • 650 for triathlon


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Vociferous a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2009

Strengths:    Rigid, fast, stable

Weaknesses:    At 500 miles, I have no complaints.

Bottom Line:   
This rim seems rigid, fast, and stable. In comparison to my previous rim, the Sun Mistral, it is more rigid. The Sun gave me a more comfortable ride, but if I had to race, I'd probably go with the Alex. I bought a complete wheel at the L.B.S with this rim. The Quando hub that it came with is pretty bad, so I will likely trade it out for a Shimano 105 or a Hope Mono. The R450 is kind of impressive for a pin-jointed rim.

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Favorite Ride:   Wellington State Park, N.H.

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   City Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Sun Mistral.

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Technium Pre, Campy Veloce bb, crank and brakeset. Easton EA50 seatpost, Stronglight Headlight headset, Kinesis RF28 aluminum forks, Scott Lifeflite bars, Sun CR18 rear rim with Specialized sealed hub. Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleur, Suntour GPX rear derailleur, Bontrager Select K tires, Topo KT Kevlar/Titanium saddle.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul Whitcomb a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2009

Strengths:    Rigid, fast, stable.

Weaknesses:    I have no complaints at about 500 miles.

Bottom Line:   
This rim seems rigid, fast, and stable. In comparison to my previous rim, the Sun Mistral, it is more rigid. The Sun gave me a more comfortable ride, but if I had to race, I'd probably go with the Alex. I bought a complete wheel at the L.B.S with this rim. The Quando hub that it came with is pretty bad, and I will likely trade it out for a Shimano 105 or a Hope Mono. The R450 is kind of impressive for a pin-jointed rim.

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Favorite Ride:   Wellington State Park, N.H.

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   City Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Sun Mistral.

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Technium Pre, Campy Veloce BB. crank, brakeset. Stronglight Headlight headset. Scott Lifeflite bars. Kinesis RF28 aluminum forks. Sun CR18 rear rim with Specialized sealed hub. Shimano Dura-Ace front derailleur. Bontrager Select K tires.



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Any reviews of the DT Swiss R450 rim?

Its priced well, Im not finding many reviews though. Ive used a few DT swiss products and have always been impressed with their quality.. but the R450 is priced quite a bit less than their other rims. Its nothing too special, but a quality 450g standard rim definitely has its applications.Read More »

DT Swiss R450 vs. R465

I'm building a set of wheels to train on and wanted to know is there a reason to choose one rim over the other? R450 is a little lighter, less expensive. R465 has the double eyelets and welded joint. The rest of the build will be: Ulterga Hubs 32 spoke f/r 3x f/r DT swiss comp spokes ... Read More »

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