The rims have a semi-circular profile with (I guess) a triple box
construction. One colour: Stealth black (so you just have a big circular
cross-section with the tyre and rim - looks really cool) and 32 or 36
holes. They’re 40 mm wide, which I think is pretty huge. It makes my
1.75" tyre fatter than a 2.25" tyre on a thin rim. Because of the round
cross section they’re disk-brake only rims - they’re hardcore downhill
The catalogue doesn’t have a price on them, but mine was $95 in Australia
a year ago and I’ve heard they’re selling for the same price now.
Curious as I am of all tires and rims usable by unis I clicked to their
internet site. Dirtworks is a distributor of many different bike parts.
The Dice rims you mention seem to be the house brand of Dirtworks,
contracted to an outside manufacturer. The Dicebikes.com URL, which lists
the rims you mention, is owned by Dirtworks. Both companies are from
Australia. From the small photos on the Dirtworks site I don’t think the
2-4 or the 2-6 are triple box constructed. Their bmx rims seems much more
solid. But at 40mm/1.57" wide these rims are quite wide.
Both the Dirtworks and Dicebikes web site are done very crudely. They have
large graphics, lots of pages and next to no usable information. These
sites also only run on MS Internet Explorer. As for international
distributors, the only one listed is Australia, very funny because this is
an Australian company, so it’s not very international. All other countries
listed give you a “Distributor under Negotiation”. They look like they
have world domination aspirations without substance.
You may have had great success with these rims, and being from Australia
will help. You may be able to examine these products at your local bike
shop and get reviews from your mates. But for everyone else, I get a
negative feeling from their site, which may or may not reflect their
product quality. If this or any other company wants to sell over the
internet, then they should provide much more information about their
products. Also putting up all their products in .pdf format is just too
much work for us to view. It shows the company is too lazy to do their
copy in web page format. This isn’t a lot of work, so why not do it?
Credibility on the internet is of great importance. Glitz and graphics
will not sell product.
Nicholas Price wrote: > > A while ago I mentioned the Dirtworks Dice two-four and two-six rims. > They have an online catalogue now: www.dirtworks.com.au > > or straight to a pdf at http://www.dirtworks.com.au/pdf/dicesyth239.pdf > > The rims have a semi-circular profile with (I guess) a triple box > construction. One colour: Stealth black (so you just have a big circular > cross-section with the tyre and rim - looks really cool) and 32 or 36 > holes. They’re 40 mm wide, which I think is pretty huge. It makes my > 1.75" tyre fatter than a 2.25" tyre on a thin rim. Because of the round > cross section they’re disk-brake only rims - they’re hardcore downhill > MTBing rims. > > The catalogue doesn’t have a price on them, but mine was $95 in > Australia a year ago and I’ve heard they’re selling for the same > price now. > > nic