Bontrager AT550 MTB Wheel Review

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August 3, 2016
Pros: Cheap

Cons: Heavy Won't stay straight or true for very long

Recommendation: These came already installed on a new bike I had bought and I have to say I was very glad when the time came for new rims. After only two months of riding these rims were hideously out of true. I would not recommend these rims. Very heavy yet vulnerable to everything on the trail. Total garbage.

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May 18, 2018
Model/Year: '15 bontrager at550

Cons: Bent like a fishing rod with a 20lb musky on the line. They were weak, my old BMX bike handled a far better beating

Recommendation: Replace your rim! I am currently trying to go with a different brand but don't know what to search and what to look for! Just looking for a cheap alternative preferable a better quality

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December 21, 2012
Pros: - cheap
- they look cool on a bike

Cons: - they are cheap
- warp very easy
- do not take abuse well at all

Recommendation: I am completely unimpressed by these rims. The first time they were used they were ridden on about 3 miles of smooth groomed dirt rails trail about a mile of snowmobile double track and 2 miles of beginner single track and the back wheel already needs to be trued. Upgrade to some WTB Dual Duty rims, you wont be sorry!

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December 28, 2015
Model/Year: 2010/11 Bontrager AT550

Pros: Durable overall, match the bike

Cons: Bend easily, don't stay straight, rim surface not wide enough for proper brake pads

Recommendation: Don't get these rims. I bought a Kenda rim that looks the same, but has lasted three times longer than these have without bending or needing to be trued. The Kenda wheel also has more even and less jerky braking without wallowing in the edge of the wheel unlike the trek wheels.

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Bontrager AT550 2.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.