Just received my rims. Look like excellent quality and can't wait to get them built up by my LBS. I will update what I think after I first use them, but unfortunately I will have to wait for 6 weeks after having surgery :( That's going to be tough !!!
I got a pair of DS25 wheels with ultra hubs on my GT XC bike for a 10 trip in the alps last summer. Dusted banged and punished over 950km in 10 days from Germany, to Austria, Switzerland and Italy. A bit to the heavy side but trustful under any conditions.
I've got this hub on two of my bikes, one of them I've done about 500 miles on while the other I've racked up over 1,500 miles with. In that time they have been totally fit and forget, never missing a beat. The engagement is solid and very reassuring, I've never had either of them slip a pawl even when really putting the hammer down (something I have happen on occasion with my Hope Pro 2 Evo.)
Looking to shed a bit of weight from my Mondraker Dune, I thought I'd give these a go.
First impression was just how stiff, light and efficient they are at putting every ounce of your effort into acceleration. These fly from 0 to flat out with so little fuss it's insane, felt like I was suddenly a fitter rider!
The stiffness translates well into the corners too, being very precise and snappy in
I've had a few pairs of these pads now, for Shimano and Formula brakes and I've been really happy with their performance.
After bedding in they have good bite from cold in both wet and dry conditions and they last a good length of time too... I was expecting to use a couple of sets of pads front and rear during a stint in the alps last summer but didn't even get through the old set of pads I al