Alexrims DH19 purchase, genuine or a fake?

Hi all,

I just purchased an Alexrims DH19 700c rim from an online retailer on ebay (they also have a website with a shopping cart and physical shops). I have been using this rim for years, and the rim and logo does not resemble the one that I have now, and does not resemble any items of this model I have seen. There are no technical specifications anywhere on the rim, only the logo.

Upon contacting the retailer, the retailer has insisted that this is possibly because of a logo change from Alexrims, and that the product is genuine, as the supplier is reliable.

Pictures attached. Does any of you kind souls know if this is legit Alexrims?


  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    edited January 2020
    The retailer may be right - it's possible they have updated their branding. Might be worth calling the importer to check.

    Although in reality, I can't really see much of a market for faking alu rims of any sort, Alex or otherwise.
  • Thanks for the reply! That does reassure me. I guess its the slight paranoia of buying things online. However, I could not find it in the shops where I live.

    Thanks again!
  • timothyw
    timothyw Posts: 2,482
    Yeah, I can see the point of faking a hed belgium plus (£120) by sticking a few decals on a kinlin, can't really see why anyone would fake an alexrims dh19 (£22).

    Presumably the weight is what you are expecting and otherwise similar?

    Most likely just a new revision by alexrims.
  • fenix
    fenix Posts: 5,437
    If they were fake - why wouldnt they have just faked the logo ?
  • cruff
    cruff Posts: 1,518

    If it was fake it'd probably be better quality :D

    Alexrims are the worst stock bike wheels I've ever ridden
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.