Usually the cheap eBay wheels are less up to date. Same generic stuff you'll get with wiggle's own prime, Planet X, etc. Same as any other stuff, updating moulds, machinery, etc costs a lot of money, research and testing too. There's also the quality of the wheel building and quality control...
Would buy, I'd retension and true my wheels anyways, but of course you could pay £200 more and take a lot less chances.
this is a carbonda right?
Thesis talked about this before about how they took the 505 and ‘improved’ it across a couple of hundred points... whatever those points are, remain unspecified 😂
Carbonda with Quality Control Plus service in Taiwan (tm)
Bought recently these:
Hylix gravel fork
3K Carbon Seatpost
OG-EVKIN HB-010 Carbon Handlebar
So far all seems good. The drop bars are nice and compact, could not really find any big brand with similar measurements. They do flex a bit, but nothing worrying (yet, just installed a few days ago).
Forks are great, no issues for the last 500ish kms, same for the seatpost.
Be careful with the Hylix stuff, the quality usually isn't very good
Did my first ride today in new Spexcel kit - impressed with the fit, material quality and finish. Would definitely recommend
bought from their original shop? are they still faffing about with tracking?
where's the preferred jokeley/fauxley proprietor these days
Got a gigantic 11-52 Zitto cassette yesterday from Ali, let’s see how it will survive. 408g it has, and it is bigger than my hand.
Bought through AliExpress all pretty smooth
I have done the Furka and Grimselpass earlier this week in dry/damp morning conditions and live to tell the tale. Was planning on doing Simplon yesterday but too much rain and have only brought the LB wheels.
Did some mild stuff in the Gard the 2 weeks before and noticed a couple mm's shaved off the swiss stop black prince pads. Looks like the grooved track are a bit more intense on the pads than usual brake tracks, but braking is defiantly more grippy and confident.
Yeah, looks like the grooves might eat yer pads.
Have ordered some raccmer stuff and it seems to run truer to European sizes aka I can get my fat belly in a Large. Pretty decent jersey for 11.45 euro's!
I'm looking for a TT cockpit, has anyone got something from aliexpress they can say it's half decent?
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