Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jdcatnau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    560

    American Classic All Mountain 26" Wheelset

    Has anyone used these? There's not too many reviews out there.

    ALL MOUNTAIN 26 TUBELESS

    The weight is real attractive, but will they last?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    185
    I'm interested in this wheelset too. But no in depth MTBR member reviews. Anyone have American Classic All Mountain Tubeless?

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    28
    My experience is that for hard riding, American Classic hubs do not and will not hold up for long. Their freehub body design is garbage and they have a tendency to fail quite often. I won't touch American Classic hubs, especially on an all mountain bike where weight savings is not as important as having a reliable wheel.

  4. #4
    BMF
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    585
    There's a guy in the Ventana forum - Spinning Lizard I think - who swears by AMclassic wheels. From reading his review of his El Chucho it sounded like he took some pretty good drops on them too. I haven't tried the wheels yet myself but wouldn't hesitate if I were in the market for some new hoops.

  5. #5
    ride
    Reputation: ignazjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    4,847
    I've been beating on the 29er version on my SS since early summer. It's been great. I can only imagine the smaller hoops to be even more bomber. EAsy tubeless and it's a wide rim, too.

    I've run AC hubs on quite a few bikes and have found them to be very reliable. The older version of their current freehub design was problematic after a few seasons of riding, but the new ones are pretty bomber. I've got mine set up on a belt drive SS, which is notoriously evil on things like freehubs and bottom bracket bearings. So far so good.
    Redstone Cyclery
    turner*intense*transition*REEB*Rocky Mt
    web - tweet - FB
    Lyons, CO

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,549
    I have heard such great reviews I ordered a 29r set yesterday.

  7. #7
    Gravity is the Key
    Reputation: Pax_Eco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    69
    After all this time, does anyone have a long-term review of these wheelset?

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jaymo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    66
    Im riding a set that is almost three years of steady riding, and there still great. Stiff, true and fairly light lol...

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    591
    I've been running the 29er version for a few months now and love them. I plow through everything I can find without any hesitation. I'm assuming the 26 inch version will be even stronger and lighter. Haven't had a whole lot of time on the hubs but they seem to be great quality and spin forever. Plus, they are pretty darn quiet. I think a lot of the problems you hear about happened on the older design...pre 2010???

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    90
    I had their rear hub, reliability is fine, but if you like fast engagement they suck.
    feels like 15 points of contact.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    283

    American Classic All Mountain 26" Wheelset

    Hubs are light and durable. Engagement is horrible if you care about that. Doesn't seem to matter much in practice, but I ran AC hubs for years and won't go back because of the extreme engagement downgrade.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

  12. #12
    Gravity is the Key
    Reputation: Pax_Eco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    69
    And does anyone have the REAL weight of the 26" version?

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    774
    The advertised weight was heavier than the real weight by like 20g on my set.
    I had a the AC AM 26 for about 1.5y/5k+ miles and loved them. Absolutely no issues never had then trued never had to rebuild them.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-09-2011, 07:06 AM
  2. American classic mtb wheelset
    By Trek 98 in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-26-2010, 06:32 PM
  3. American Classic 2009 All Mountain Wheelset
    By Mountain_Rocker in forum All Mountain
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-27-2009, 01:54 PM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-10-2005, 05:41 PM
  5. American Classic 350 Wheelset
    By 514Climber in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-11-2004, 09:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •