Sun Ringle Charger wheelset review

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£449.99

Sun Ringle Charger wheelset

BikeRadar verdict

40.0 out of 5 stars

"Light, stiff, lively and tubeless-ready wheelset. Freehub bearings fail longevity tests"

Friday, July 29, 2011 3.00pm By

Sun Ringle’s Charger Pro wheels are light, lively and tubeless-ready, but unfortunately short-lived. Sun make Stan’s No Tubes Rims anyway and now they’ve licensed their tubeless-ready Bead Seat Technology design for their own wheels. Add 24, tight-laced double- butted Wheelsmith spokes front and rear and the result is a lightweight and stiff-feeling trail wheelset.

Our last set proved that they can take a hammering, and converting them to tubeless-ready running with rim strip and sealant is easy. They’re compatible with axle standards too. Sadly we’ve never had much luck with the bearings on freehubs on Ringlé hubs – all our test sets died of various causes after a few months.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

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Specification

Name:
Charger Pro Wheelset (11)
Brand:
Sun Ringle
Price:
£449.99

Features:
• Use: All-Mountain • Stan's No Tubes™ BST Technology (With Rim Tape) • 28mm Rim Width • 26″ • Premium, Cartridge Bearing, Straight-Pull Hubs • Quick Release, • Wheelsmith Straight-Pull, Double-Butted Spokes • Wheelsmith Alloy Nipples • 24/24 Hole Count • Cro-moly skewers • Axles: QR, 15, 20mm front, QR, 12 x 135 and 12 x 142mm rear
Available Colours:
Black/White
Weight (g):
1730
Front Wheel Weight:
780
Rear Wheel Weight:
950

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