American Classic Topanga review

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BikeRadar verdict

70.0 out of 5 stars

Monday, January 1, 2007 12.00am By

Starting at the edges, we have a pair of pinned rims with a fairly pronounced joint and slightly uneven braking surfaces.

The front is laced up radially with 24 spokes (straight gauge using regular brass nipples) onto a smallish hub with small, slightly rough cartridge bearings. The rear is laced up three cross with 28 spokes onto a large and weighty hub. The freehub feels far less smooth than many others here, but the build is nice and tight, if not that straight. In use they feel quite heavy, with a sluggish acceleration but lots of high speed stability. No amount of abuse knocked them out of true though, and no spokes came loose despite our best efforts and even a bit of cheeky cyclocross.

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Specification

Name:
Topanga
Brand:
American Classic
Price:
£89.95

Material:
Alloy
Brake Compatibility:
Any
Front Hub Brand:
Shimano
Rear Hub Brand:
Shimano
Centre Lock Compatibility:
t
Front Spoke Count:
24
Front Wheel Weight:
890
MPN:
TOPANGA
Rear Spoke Count:
28
Rear Wheel Weight:
1190
Weight (g):
2080
Rims Brand:
Shimano
Available Colours:
Silver

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