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COSINE 24mm alloy wheels??

londoncommuterlondoncommuter Posts: 1,550
edited January 2017 in Road buying advice
Has anyone tried the cheap (and nasty?) 24mm alloy Cosine wheels?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cosine-24mm-all ... -wheelset/

I just need something as basic and cheap as possible for commuting but I'm fed up with freehubs going on Shimano R500/RS10/RS010 etc so want to branch out.

Alternatively, any amazing deals out there on clearance 10 speed rear wheels?

Many thanks

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  • jamesesjameses Posts: 653
    I've been using a set of these for the last month - they're pretty decent, especially for the price. Having said that, I got a set of Cosine disc wheels for another bike at the same time and the freehub packed in after three weeks, so it remains to be seen how well these will last!
  • JamesEs wrote:
    I've been using a set of these for the last month - they're pretty decent, especially for the price. Having said that, I got a set of Cosine disc wheels for another bike at the same time and the freehub packed in after three weeks, so it remains to be seen how well these will last!

    Many thanks.

    Any truth to the couple of reviews on Wiggle that tyres are hard to fit?
  • What makes you think a Chinese free hub is better than shimano?
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  • jamesesjameses Posts: 653
    Not for me. Michelin lithions go on and come off easily without tyre leavers. Same was true of the other cosine wheels, and the tyres on those (Challenge paris-roubaix) were an absolute pig to get off a different set of rims. The only issue I found (on both sets) is they sometimes don't seat properly unless I inflate to around 110-120 psi. Not a problem with a track pump, maybe more so doing roadside repairs.

    Looking through the reviews, it seems a couple of others have found the same problem and it's apparently due to the rim tape.
  • What makes you think a Chinese free hub is better than shimano?

    Nothing at all and I'm sure Shimano are fine, I've just been unlucky I guess as they don't last for me. Shame as I always found the wheels themselves seem to survive no end of battering.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    A few in my club have these or the other variants. Reports seem to be that they are ok without being too inspiring. I am not aware of any grumblings about them.
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