Sun Ringlé MTX/Demon review£275.00

We had these wheels built by our local bike shop, but the bits are worth it. Sun's MTX camo rims are heavy duty with an excellent strength and reliability reputation.

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We had these wheels built by our local bike shop (cheers Pete at Psyclosport - +44 (0)1423 545413), but the bits are worth it.

Sun's MTX camo rims are heavy duty with an excellent strength and reliability reputation, and the broad 34mm width handles even the fattest tyres. We went for a fail-safe build of 36 plain gauge spokes, but the hubs and rims used here are available with 32 holes too.

We're impressed by the new Ringlé Demon large-flange hubs - the 20mm axle spacers benefit from thread lock for security but otherwise they're smooth, well sealed and tight running. You can choose between 135 or 150mm hub widths and, at just £49.95 for a front hub and £89.95 for a rear model, they're good value.

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: 44
  • 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 tfhan 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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