Forte Loco Rear MTB Wheel Review

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December 11, 2012
 
Pros: Unbreakable

Cons: Wide
Weight

Recommendation: While these wheels are indestructible, they are made out of cast iron. They are insanely heavy. However, if you are in need of a heavy duty wheel, then this is the wheel for you. Just don't expect to be winning any XC races on them.

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July 23, 2010
 
Pros: Huge, strong rim that will hold big tires and take some good abuse. Sealed bearings keep muck out. Relatively quick engagement in the freehub. Stiff as a board!

Cons: Had a nipple break after about 8 months of riding. I took it back to Performance and they fixed it for free but broken nipples are a sign of poor tire building technique. I believe these are machine built so you might want keep your eye on them.

While they aren't marketed as such, these are still not a light wheel so be ready to pull around some rolling resistance. At 1268g, it's a heavy wheel but you won't find many wheels listed for freeriding that aren't. ~2250g for the pair, front and back.

Recommendation: Like 8valvegrowl, I have a set of these, front and back. For the price, pair=$150 on sale, you can't beat them! Front wheel even comes with adaptors to make it fit either 9mm or 20mm axle. I use mine as a backup beater set of wheels and they take a pretty good amount of abuse. I use them on rough All Mt rides and I have taken a few 4 ft drops on them. As said above, I did break a nipple but the guys at Performance fixed it no charge since it was one of their wheels. Unless you are racing, you really can't go wrong with these.

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July 23, 2010
 
Pros: Strong, cheap, well made, works with Stan's FR tubeless kit.

Cons: Weight, weight, and weight.

Recommendation: The Loco is an Alex Supra D rim laced to a generic Taiwanese freehub. Good quality and strength for the price. I'm working on converting the axle from QR to 10mm thru. I also own the Loco front wheel setup as a 20mm thru. Great value!

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Forte Loco Rear 4.00 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.