Black/Silver, 32/36h, 700c/26″, £20
- Very strong and stable, heavy duty,
- 6063 T6 alloy,
- CNC machined sidewalls,
- double eyeleted,
- 19mm internal
- Accepts tyres 28-62mm
There’s no way round it, this is a heavy rim. It builds into a very strong and solid wheel, they are even used in tandem applications on a relatively regular basis. They are surprisingly well made for the price but lack the elegance of something like the DT Swiss TK540 which builds into a much nicer wheelset all round. The Sputnik is popular with utilitarian wheelsets. If you wanted something a little narrower and lighter but still utlitarian for touring/winter riding, you may want to consider the Exal LX17.