There was a great tweet from @SCVelo that OEM wheels say “check out our bikes but don’t look too close.” Don’t ask about wheel weight, stiffness, how reliable the hubs are, what kind of spokes are on there, replacement parts availability, don’t ask about the build standards and so on.
You might not like the answers.
Identical to a previous wheelset, these have more to offer than most OEM wheels. Their stiffness is excellent, the star-ratchet hubs are high quality at an affordable price, and spokes are butted. Butted spokes decrease weight and increase fatigue life. This set is 28h with alloy nipples — a recipe for durability with a nod to weight. These are nice parts and I like to think they’re put together as well as a wheel can be, which is an important determiner of maintenance requirements and lifespan.
RECENT TWEETS →
- RT @Naparstek: Bicycling friends: Did you know that @Giro, Bell, @CamelBak, Copilot and a few other bike gear brands that you may enjoy are…yesterday
- Could have added to safe streets dialogue but turned it into a helmet piece @timescolonist? #yyjbike #phoneitin https://t.co/PPqEeijLtH26 days ago
- DT Swiss has a vision of wheels where individual components are not replaceable. What a terrible vision. https://t.co/heBGNxmeBS38 days ago