Mine have been great, there was a bit of a wait for them as had to wait on stock for DT350 hubs, but the company was fantastic to deal with. There is a massive thread over on the MTBR forums on BTLOS with a lot of happy customers (BTLOS Carbon Rims - New (well priced) Chinese Mfg and Retail Option | Mountain Bike Reviews Forum)
Roughly 1400g and way cheaper than name brand wheels of a similar weight.
Got an epic evo expert earlier this year and immediately replaced the bar with an enve m6 and added a chainstay. The bar was because the stock bar does not clear the top tube which I heard about and so odd. Besides that all stock and a great ride.
Might sell it though and go gravel route instead as being my first mtb I think gravel is a better fit.
Maybe contrary to popular opinion, last thing I’d touch would be anything to do with the drivechain.
- Depending on size, rotors.
- If there’s not one already, dropper post
- Drivechain (don’t over look weight of cassette when considering parts).
Great thread!. I also got a Epic Evo Comp. I already upgraded the crank and got the one with powemeter $1000.
Next year upgrades:
1.) Roval Control CL $2500
2.) Ground Control T7 tires
3.) New Grips
2024 and Beyond
1.) Get the best fork in the market.
2.) Chain and cassette
3.) Lighter and better seat drop
I don’t think I’ll be upgrading to AXS. And in 5 years will probably try to get a Spark RC top of the line or Sworks.
This was my first MTB so I didn’t know If I was going to like it….that’s why I went for a lower level bike. From now on, I will only buy top of the line bikes or custom builds. It’s more efficient for a chronic “updater” like me.