Atomlab Trailpimp DHR review£334.98

Atomlab's Trailpimp wheelsets have a serious strength reputation. The DHR rims have a lower, thinner box-section construction to reduce the flat spot/dent problems of the original.

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Atomlab's Trailpimp wheelsets have a serious strength reputation, so we had to feature one, even if they're being upgraded shortly to the new Pimp sets.

The DHR rims have a lower, thinner box-section construction to reduce the flat spot/dent problems of the original Trailpimps, but they've still got a largely indestructible reputation on the trails.

They're V or disc brake compatible too. The unique staggered spoke design increases wheel stiffness and the neat machined hubs are plenty strong, although the freehub hasn't got the best reliability reputation so you need to look after it carefully. The hubs are available in 24 or 26in versions, although only with 20mm front and through-axle rear hub compatibility.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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