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ICAN Carbon Wheelset - Not the stereotypical Chinese wheelset

Old 03-11-17, 07:27 PM
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ICAN Carbon Wheelset - Not the stereotypical Chinese wheelset

As a broke college student who loves to ride I was looking for an inexpensive carbon wheelset. I looked for a long time at used wheels but never felt comfortable riding something that someone else no longer wants. After a lot of research I decided to take a chance on an ICAN 50mm carbon wheelset. I'm a heavier rider so I purchased the set with Sapim CX Ray spokes. Honestly... I've been incredibly surprised at how nice these wheels are. They are sturdy, light, and fast. They break about as well as you can hope for on a carbon wheel. Plus they hooked me up with a 2 year warranty... which I highly doubt I'll need.

Conclusion: definitely worth the money. $425 on Amazon.
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As a broke college student I would question your experience with anything.

And since your second post ever sounds like a very unimaginative schill ad, I'd hazard the conclusion that ican should be avoided at all costs.
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Originally Posted by wcf21
They break about as well as you can hope for on a carbon wheel.


And then there's that.

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I too hate buying things other people no longer want..
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OP is literally doing this

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No, not really.

I think it's a person happy with their investment.
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval


And then there's that.

I don't know. I just saw a video of some pretty impressive carbon wheel breakage.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
No, not really.

I think it's a person happy with their investment.
Two posts and they're both trumpeting the call of a cheap Chinese wheelset? That's not typical posting behavior. Usually people invest a little bit in an online community before filling the boards with ads.

Suffice to say that it is EXACTLY a stereotypical Chinese wheelset and the OP is making EXACTLY the same "oh, check out this awesome new wheelset that's totally unlike every other Chinese wheelset" new postings pitch that has been done ad nauseum on various forums over the last few years.

And when that's your first AND second post on a forum, it has zero credibility. So, in the zero percent chance that you're right, maybe the OP can actually engage in the community with some actual cycling posts before the touting begins?

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Originally Posted by caloso
I don't know. I just saw a video of some pretty impressive carbon wheel breakage.
Indeed. Perhaps we need some ICANT demos to back up OPs claims.
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Are they radially stiff but tangentially compliant?
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Are they radially stiff but tangentially compliant?
If so, how unfortunate.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
No, not really.

I think it's a person happy with their investment.
Agreed. ICAN is not fake... Been around for a while, countless happy customers, name pops up as a reputable manufacturer for frames, wheels and parts in numerous forums etc.
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Originally Posted by zymphad
Agreed. ICAN is not fake... Been around for a while, countless happy customers, name pops up as a reputable manufacturer for frames, wheels and parts in numerous forums etc.
no one is saying that ICAN is fake. He's saying this is a post from a shill.

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Originally Posted by rubiksoval
And when that's your first AND second post on a forum, it has zero credibility. So, in the zero percent chance that you're right, maybe the OP can actually engage in the community with some actual cycling posts before the touting begins?
Ditto. When I saw this thread pop up yesterday, the first thing I did was check the OP's other posts. Smells of shill.
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OK. Points made. Back to the topic of the wheels themselves, if interested in discussing.

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Originally Posted by wcf21
They break about as well as you can hope for on a carbon wheel.
Maybe ask your college for a refund.
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I didn't know Sapim CX-Ray spokes were for heavier riders.

Ican has been around a while. No experience with them but icanbicycles on ebay has over 1000 transactions and 100% positive feedback so apparently some folks are happy with them.

I'm thinking of trying some Chinese carbon wheels and am looking at them and Carbonzone.
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