Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Opinions on Bikeislands Economy wheelset?
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03-19-08, 10:53 AM
I was either considering these or weinmans, but I want to know how durable the threads are on the economy wheels-
anyone have them? or have had experience with them?
it looks like a good buy for someone starting out, but they could be horribl quality.
My friend has the economy wheelset. He has been riding them everyday for a month through rough streets and they are still going strong. He's probably around 180 lbs. I don't know how they hold up in the long run though.
03-19-08, 11:27 AM
one of my friends has them. he stripped the hub, but that was his own fault. he recomended that I buy them for my beater i'm gonna work on once i start working again and have money.
03-19-08, 11:29 AM
looks pretty similar to those vuelta wheelsets that float around ebay.
03-19-08, 11:47 AM
Like any budget wheelset, spend the money to have them professionally tensioned and they will last longer and stay truer.
have had the vueltas for about a year. gotta say, i'm pretty pretty impressed they've held up this long. still true, hubs spin smoothly, and no problems. i figured if i'd beat up my wheels on our crap streets, then i'd get the cheapest set possible. i was expecting to replace the wheels a lot earlier, but they've been great.
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