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Alex R500 Rims

2.45/5 (20 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Semi Aero doublewall rim design
  • Very populare for road racing bikes

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve Allison

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2014

Strengths:    Have completed 12 months and 6000 miles on these rims with no problems.
Considering they came on the bike so are probably budget end wheels they have stood up too all the road can throw at them over the last 12 months.

Weaknesses:    Rear wheel seems slightly out of true??? but that's after 6000 miles.

Bottom Line:   
Overall considering they came on a £700 bike and budget end wheels they have been good value.
Now to save for something of higher quality.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by commuterrr a Commuter

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2013

Strengths:    Came with the bike (sadly)

Weaknesses:    SPOKES!!!
Relatively heavy
The black strips on the inside come and look like S*H*T after a few hundred miles

Bottom Line:   
I would never ever buy theses if you put a gun on my head. If they came with the bike, upgrade as soon as you can.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Josh

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2013

Strengths:    came with the bike

Weaknesses:    Not very durable. Numerous broken and loose spokes.

Bottom Line:   
Would not recommend purchasing these. If they come on your bike I would suggest upgrading soon as I did.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by S works man

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2013

Strengths:    Looks good

Weaknesses:    Nothing

Bottom Line:   
Great rims put 8000 miles on the front rim not problems !

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Steve

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2013

Strengths:    Looks good.

Weaknesses:    Spokes.

Bottom Line:   
On April 3, 2013, I purchased a Schwinn Fastback Sport road bike that came equipped Alexrims R500 wheels. After 420 miles a spoke broke and wheel became untrue. The local bike shop owner said it would take him three weeks to get the right replacement spokes. After conducting research on these wheels, it seems broken spokes is a very common problem with these wheels. I guess I need to start looking for replacement wheels and throw these Alexrims R500 in the trash.

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