Good, cheap and durable replacement for the AL7's as fitted OEM to some KTMs- this rim has outlasted the original rear many, many times over in exactly the same conditions. Will purchase another when the AL7 front fails.
Bought this rim because I wanted a black rim even though I had an excel rim on the rear already. This rim has has held up just as well as the excel. I'm a trial rider and often times hit logs/rocks very hard with the back wheel and have had no dents or scratches whatsoever. Very impressed with the quality for the price.
I have a lot of rides on this wheel, and it has held up exactly how I expected it to. Many others seem to have had issues, but likey due to not lacing it up correctly or running the spokes to loose or to tight. I have had my fair share of casing jumps or jumping to the flat and there have been no issues!
Bought silver. 2 years, still going strong, still looking good. Rims don't disfigure on their own, and I don't care how much money you spend on a rim, you MUST maintain proper spoke tension or you will end up with a rim that feels like you are riding on a banana. If you have a shop true your new rim, make sure and get it rechecked after a ride or 2, and then again after a few more, or, if you're a DIY'er, re-torque your spokes after each of the first several rides. I hate seeing a bad product review because someone didn't properly maintain their purchase, then blame the manufacturer.
I didn't look at it closely when the local bike shop spoked it up for me. When I got it back from them, they shook their head and said it was bent out of the box. Don't know who to believe. It runs good except at high speeds but I really wonder after reading some of the other reviews......
My factory rim started to split so i decided to get both front and rear in black. Nice looking rim out of the box, laced up easy. The finish is not very durable and i bent the back rim in my first race but i desert race and it is very hard on rims so im not blaming the quality of rim for the bend
Machine this part was bought for: 2009 HONDA CRF450R
Bought this rim and the spokes to go with it. I've never spoked a wheel before, but after figuring out the sequence it was easy. I've had it on my CRF250R for almost a year and have never had to adjust, tighten, or modify anything on this wheel. I absolutely love it and it looks awesome in red. Additionally, I will always buy all my parts from Rocky Mountain because of their excellent customer service, and no I don't work there.
Machine this part was bought for: 2007 HONDA CRF250R
I read some reviews that these rims come with flat spots on them. Mine had none. I used it with my stock WR450F hub, OEM spokes and the Tubliss system. Holds air better than OEM rims with the Tubliss system and has held up well. I will buy again when I need new rims.
This wheel broke right on the weld before I even wore out one rear tire. Spokes were always at the proper tension and I don't recall hitting anything that I thought would grenade a wheel set. Just what one should expect from a $90 wheel I guess.
I had read quite a bit on Warp 9 before purchasing this rim. The web is full of both negative and positive stories and to summarize, some receive rims from "good" batches and others receive rims from "bad" batches. I figured that if so many had positive experiences, I would probably have an equally positive experience. This could not be further from the truth.
The warp 9 rim I received was indeed "warp"-ed, and included a flat spot/hop that I nor a reliable wheel builder could true. After paying a sizable amount to the wheel builder I have a wheel with a skip/hop-it's small but noticeable. My point of view is that if I'm rebuilding a wheel with a new rim I should not have to compromise with a distorted rim. While RockyMountain has a good and flexible return policy, keep in mind this won't help you if you've already invested in someone to build your wheel.
Believe the stories that you hear on quality assurance issues with these Warp 9 rims. If I had to do over again, I would buy an Excel rim. Stay away.
The price was right but the rim has a very pronouced flat spot on the weld. It cannot be trued out, and is so bad that the factory knurling was not stamped on to the rim where the weld is. These will be ok for dirt, but if your a good rider, or don't want to spend hours trying to straighten out the wheel, buy something else. I will use these till they bend or break then buy anything but warp 9.