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Haven't had any issues except for a local bike shop getting upset when I took them in for truing "they have tight spokes, and one broke".
Nothing since then. Would totally buy again. Have about 500 miles on them, mostly used for racing.
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I know you can find cheaper options for almost half that. I had a quote a couple weeks ago for a set of 60 front 88 rear for $520 shipped. These were on alibaba.
Anyone remember what they paid for their generic wheels. Is $500-600 shipped the going rate for a generic carbon set?
Great things never come from comfort zones.
I had a set of 50mm carbon clinchers that I rode to a PR at IMAZ last year. No problems with them at all. Sold them and bought a set of 88's at the beginning of the year and they are just as nice. I only race on them (or ride the trainer) but they have been rock solid. Of course I'm not going to be bombing hills and riding the brakes on them (what usually causes the stories you hear about delam issues) but I wouldn't be doing that on any carbon clinchers.
yes, 90% might be OK, but what if you get one of the 10% that might break down while taking a corner at 30 miles an hour...........and if it breaks.....are you going to call the chinese manufacturer to get a new set?
screw that!!! my life is worth more than a set of cheapie wheels
So you've never bought tires for your car before?! We buy stuff every day that "if it fails" can harm or kill us. I don't understand the gross exaggeration. The vast majority of people haven't had any issue with these wheels (and that's my experience with the 50mm carbon clinchers I purchased from Taiwan as well) and of course there are examples of name brand, high dollar wheels failing (Mavid R-Sys wheels ring a bell)? I think the key is to purchase through a reputable manufacturer/distributor who has a track record of making a quality product regardless of the logo on the side of the wheel.
Almost every part of your bicycle is Chinese!
So even the higher end 3,000-5,500 wheels have issues too! They both are being covered under warranty :)
I weight 158-162#
Limited production capacity and very small purchase windows. I don't believe the myriad of Chinese carbon wheel sellers are similarly constrained. I'm not bitching as I plan to try the FLO lottery shortly to get in line for wheels. Just stating facts.
I'm not sure if I'd buy anyone's carbon clincher wheels, there seems to be issues with failures from extended braking, but maybe that's another topic.