Sun Ringle Charger Comp 29er Wheelset

My WTB Laserdisc trails laced to Quanda hubs have taken a beating over the last few months and are starting to show signs of wear.  From a creaky rear hub, an out of true rear wheel a bent spoke or two it was time to refresh my wheels and invest in a set that should last me for a good few seasons.

Pretty much everytime I log into the MTBR forums or read a blog, somebody mentions the Sun Ringle Wheelset as a solid option as they also speak highly of the durability of the Charger Comps and the Sun Ringle Black Flag series.  The Black Flag wheelsets are XC orientated whilst the Chargers are more for trail and all mountain, the main difference being that the Chargers have a 28mm rim width and the Black Flags a 24mm width.  There is a minimal weight penalty for the Chargers however due to the fact that I weigh in at 215lbs I opted for the burlier option and went with the Chargers.


The wheels come tubeless ready and are in fact the same rims as Stan's flow meaning the set up was a piece of cake.
Front

Everything you need to set up tubeless is supplied including valves and 2 x 2oz bottles of sealant.

Rear

PRODUCT SPECS:

  • Stan’s NoTubes BST Technology (w/Rim Tape)
  • 28mm Rim Width
  • 26″/27.5″/29er
  • Cartridge Bearing, w/ Cro-Moly FH Body Hubs
  • Front Axle – Quick Release, QR15, 20mm (All end caps included)
  • Rear Axle – Quick Release Only
  • Wheelsmith Spokes
  • Wheelsmith Brass Nipples
  • 24/28/28
  • Cro-Moly Skewers
  • 26″-1950g, 27.5″-2050g, 29er-2075g - Weights are based on the lightest possible configuration


All set up and ready to go, I'll report back after I've had chance to hit the trails!