WTB SpeedDisc or Specialized RHD Stout 29er Wheels
I have a chance to get a set of WTB SpeedDisc 29er rims at a pretty cheap price. I have heard the stock rims are a "weak spot" on my 09 RH Expert 29er.
Are the SpeedDisc rims any better than my stockers???
(I think they were the XC version of the SpeedDisc, not the All Mountain)
The issue appears to be thin spokes (15ga or 1.8) and not enough of them on the front wheel (28)
So the spokes and # of them could potentually be the weak point...not necessarily the rims
IMO the wtb rims aren't much of on upgrade. Some of their heavier rims like the trail and dual duty are okay, but the speed disc are too soft and prone to issue. Experience may vary, I am firmly planted in the clyde weight class and ride pretty hard.
If your stock rims aren't giving you any trouble I say just leave them be. When the time comes rebuild with some Stan's hoops
Originally Posted by saturnine