Alex Rims On My Rockhopper Pro
I just recently bought a 2007 Rockhopper Pro. My question is about the rims that came on it. It came with Alex rims. I've never heard of this brand and can't find much about them anywhere. I've already upgraded my stem, seatpost, bars, crankset, headset, pedals, saddle, skewers etc. Do I need to upgrade these rims as well?
Nope, ride em till you....
bust em. Alex makes good rims. They're mostly known for their road rims, but they make quality mtb rims as well. They're like any rim manufacturer, they have their OEM models and aftermarket models. But the RHD 26's on your Hopper are of good quality, double walled with eyeleted spoke holes and reasonable weight and strength. They ain't Mavic 717's or DT 4.1d's, but they are durable and very serviceable. So SLOW DOWN with the ugrades already and save yourself a few hundered bucks!!! Your wheels are fine and will do perform well and give good service if properly cared for.
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