We don’t know what it is about these rims that makes them quite so good, but the simple fact is that they are. Actually it’s a combination of all sorts of things. Firstly at 29mm wide they’re a good width for pretty much any size tyre, secondly at 570g they’re far from heavy, and finally as long as they’re not built up by a monkey they can survive an incredible amount of abuse.

You can happily use these as part of a hard hitting set of trail wheels, but on the other hand they’ve proved strong enough to be used as a lightweight set of DH race rims. Oh yeah, there is a twenty quid cheaper ‘pinned’ version, but unless the bailiffs are about to knock on the door we’d go for these welded ones every time.

check out the Sun Ringle MTX 29

Price: £54.99

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