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The beginners guide to chinese carbon wheels

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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Writing this while on strike, hey ;)

    Not in Scotland I believe :)
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  • Trying to read all of the info I can about Chinese wheelsets before making a decision.

    One thing I haven't seen much about is using a 50mm rim as a tubeless anyone done this and got any feedback?

    Also, which suppliers are currently in favour!
  • BlueNGTBlueNGT Posts: 119
    Jumping in on the back of this monster thread. I need some wheels for one of my bikes and never considered the Chinese carbon wheels until now.

    I have read lots of threads but with most this experiences are varied.

    Looking through eBay and the spec of these appear pretty good.

    Toray 700 carbon, Novatec hubs, straight pull spokes

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231729005073?_trksid=p20...

    Toray 700, 25mm width like Wheelsmith, Novatec hubs

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152088999903?_trksid=p20...

    Then finally these, T700, straight pull spokes but Powerway hub

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322107066202?_trksid=p20...

    2013cycling2013 and Carbonzone are most popular from what I've read.

    Roads I ride are pretty flat.

    Any experiences.
  • dork_knightdork_knight Posts: 405
    Trying to read all of the info I can about Chinese wheelsets before making a decision.

    One thing I haven't seen much about is using a 50mm rim as a tubeless anyone done this and got any feedback?

    Also, which suppliers are currently in favour!

    I've been using 45mm Tubeless with a non machined side wall since the latter part of summer and they've been fine, I purchased the rims from Light Bicycle;
    http://www.light-bicycle.com/

    This is the only pic I have and it's not that great;
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/214 ... ondale.jpg
    The path of my life is strewn with cowpats from the devil's own satanic herd.
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,148
    Bump.
    Lots these on ebay. Im after some with an alloy braking surface. Any feedback on which ebay sellers are any good ?
  • Both of my early ones peeled after a descent could have been nasty! Be careful.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,968 Lives Here
    Veronese68 wrote:
    I'll happily pop back to post the issue and their response later - no problem.
    Please do. It's reasonable to expect a problem every now and then, how it is resolved can be more telling.
    Well that didn't happen then did it.
  • Glad to see this thread resurrected. So what is the general opinion then, have Chinese wheels got any better in the past few years?
    Haven't bought any since 2014 and was unimpressed with braking surface
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,148
    Glad to see this thread resurrected. So what is the general opinion then, have Chinese wheels got any better in the past few years?
    Haven't bought any since 2014 and was unimpressed with braking surface

    My opinion is that decent carbon wheels with a warranty have now got much cheaper. So no real need to gamble on Chinese stuff .
  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    kingrollo wrote:
    Glad to see this thread resurrected. So what is the general opinion then, have Chinese wheels got any better in the past few years?
    Haven't bought any since 2014 and was unimpressed with braking surface

    My opinion is that decent carbon wheels with a warranty have now got much cheaper. So no real need to gamble on Chinese stuff .



    Agreed - look at the 'Prime' wheels from Chain Reaction as an example.
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