I have been seeing a lot of good reviews on-line of Chinese wheels like Superteam and Yoleo. I must say that the price tag around the $400 mark make these very tempting. They look good and seem to be getting up to good quality standards. I have been in the sport almost 7 years and have never had race wheels because it seems ridiculous to me to drop$1,500 or more for minimal gains when I have sooooo much more that I can get out of better training. That being said a price tag of $400 for very nice looking wheels make it very tempting.
What say you? Aside for marginal aero benefits, which I don't care about all that much, what should sway me to stay away from these wheels? Anyone have nightmarish experiences? I rely on the altar of the Slowtwitch wisdom (and even your half-assed, half-baked opinions, which are plentiful). Thanks!
I think your biggest worry is hubs, and then manually inspecting the carbon for defects prior to install.
I purchased some used Oval Concepts off eBay a year ago - 980 Carbon Clinchers for roughly $400. ( These come stock on some Fuji ) They worked alright. I raced with them once before I sold them. I did some research on the Oval Concepts and they had a hub recall on certain model hubs from a select date range.
I currently ride some old rebuilt Zipps circa 2010 pics in another thread here
. These were also purchased second hand from eBay, Zipp is no stranger to hub recalls. You can find some solid deals on used Zipp wheels.
Regarding the customer service comment above, this is half true some sellers will make you jump through hoops. Amazon/eBay both have you covered as a buyer (and seller). If you ever have issues on eBay customer service side with the seller or eBay you're welcome to reach out.
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