I have been using the AX rims here un the UK for a year now. Had 26" and now 29". Built by R2 with tune hubs and CX ray spokes. I run 50mm dugasts fast bird in the dry and custom dugasts with maxxis beaver tread for mud. These wheels are completely awesome in every respect. I only use for UCI elite races with tech zone and spare wheels though. All other events I run Race Gold and tubeless. R2 bike are perfect to deal with, I always talk to Micha.
thank you for taking the time to reply. i appreciate it.
is the reason you use them only for UCI races that you feel they are not so reliable (long-term) or because your local/training rides are not suited for them/tubulars?
have you run any enve wheelsets?
do you mind if i ask how much you weigh and also how rocky your courses are?
i'm about 150#/67kg and will be riding these mostly in the dry. i tend to be more of a finesse rider, but i do live in an area with some rocks.
race golds do not last a long time around here if one runs tubeless low pressure.
how is the warranty issue for ax lightness?
any comments on the tune hubs vs dt swiss?
for the same price, i'm inclined to go lighter but don't want to wind up with something that won't last (or that i will have to be VERY delicate with)....or that has zero support in the US.