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Giant P-R2 warranty experience

mostlymostly Posts: 113
edited February 2017 in Road general
Picked up a tcr in Dec 2015 used the stock pr2 for a month swapped out for my mavics, switched back to the pr2 in November and the hub has 'b0rked'. Its a fair old trip to the lbs so just wondered if anyone had any experience of the wheels, I thought I'd read there had been a bad batch, friend of mine has been running them for 2 years with no issues.
Cheers.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,676
    Perhaps you would care to elaborate on what the hub is actually doing wrong? Borked just meaning it's not working!
  • mostlymostly Posts: 113
    like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN4m52t8pFg

    cost of messing around with warranty v a cheap rs11 rear basically
  • Sutton_RiderSutton_Rider Posts: 418
    edited February 2017
    I picked up a new Defy 1 with P-R2 wheels in Jan 2015 and the LBS had to swap them out to Mavic's because the spokes kept on coming loose on the rear wheel, they were tightened 3 times before they gave up.
    http://www.qsl.net/g4gvb
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  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,073
    Take the end caps and freehub off and investigate, may need lubricating or a bearing replacing. There has been problems with these wheels, rear in particular, build quality control issues leading to loss of tension and spokes breaking, seems to be pot luck whether you end up with a bad set. My 2013 rim brake wheels have been fine up to 2,500mi, though are now my spare wheels as I have another brand of 23mm wide wheels as my primary wheels.
  • mostlymostly Posts: 113
    Thanks for the info, bearing goosed its gone in the shed of spares. The slate / di2 fund is now directed towards some Hunt 4 seasons.
  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,073
    mostly wrote:
    Thanks for the info, bearing goosed its gone in the shed of spares. The slate / di2 fund is now directed towards some Hunt 4 seasons.

    Those are the wheels I purchased, though the shallow 21mm deep rim version, that seem to have been discontinued now.
  • mostly wrote:
    ... so just wondered if anyone had any experience of the wheels, I thought I'd read there had been a bad batch...

    On paper, they are halfway decent. In reality, they're a bit crappy. The biggest problem is spoke tension on the rear NDS. It's more than a bad batch, just bad in general.
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