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Chinese wheels after awhile

Old 04-12-12, 12:35 AM
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Chinese wheels after awhile

What are ppls thought after owning a pair of yishun or deng fu wheels for a couple of months? Have you noticed any delamination or had problems arise. What are your overall impressions. I know that there is numerous threads on chinese carbon wheels.
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Old 04-12-12, 02:08 AM
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Put 1500 miles on mine before I sold them to a friend. He's been using them for almost six months...still holding up fine.
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Old 04-12-12, 06:16 AM
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Been using mine for about a year now. They are my daily riding wheels, and I used them for a week of riding with friends in Sri Lanka last week. They're holding up just fine. Still true, still rolling very well. Amazingly good value for carbon wheels (I have a pair of HED Stingers that come out on raceday/good roads and they are fantastic wheels but in a different price league, and a pair of comparbly-priced Planet X tubulars, which have gone out of true in less than 500km).
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Old 05-03-12, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by I <3 Robots View Post
Put 1500 miles on mine before I sold them to a friend. He's been using them for almost six months...still holding up fine.
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Old 05-03-12, 06:53 AM
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I bought a set from e-Hungfu Bikes. It was a 50mm carbon clincher. I've put about 1,000 miles on it so far. The carbon rims are great, however everything else was terrible. It was out of true and little to no grease around the open bearings which caused lots of problems as the miles went on. I even had a spoke bust on this new wheelset. Additionally I purchased a hub upgrade which turned out to be grabage as well. I wasted an additional $300 fixing crap that should have been done right in the first place. Hopefully some of the other Chinese dealers can do a better job.

Aero wheels are fun to ride and look fantastic. If I had to do it all over again I would spend a little more money to get a better quality wheelset.
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Old 05-03-12, 06:55 AM
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I bought a set from e-Hungfu Bikes.
Which brand?
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Old 05-03-12, 07:46 AM
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Which brand?
They make their own wheelsets just like many of the other Chinese manufacturers. The hubs are Chosen. https://www.e-hongfu-bikes.com
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Old 05-03-12, 08:28 PM
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Additionally I purchased a hub upgrade which turned out to be grabage as well.
which brand hub did you buy
 
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Originally Posted by tonyjaja View Post
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damn! this is a game changer right here.

i was already set on getting a white FSW23 but after seeing this... looks like im gonna have to give carbon wheels another thought.

right now, i think if november doesn't get the white FSWs by june... i will go with a 50mm carbon clincher from you.

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Originally Posted by tonyjaja View Post
which brand hub did you buy

Chosen https://www.chosen-hubs.com/
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Old 05-04-12, 09:24 AM
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Funny - I was just looking at Farsports wheels on aliexpress. Pretty impressive looking wheels.
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Originally Posted by vermilionx View Post
damn! this is a game changer right here.

i was already set on getting a white FSW23 but after seeing this... looks like im gonna have to give carbon wheels another thought.

right now, i think if november doesn't get the white FSWs by june... i will go with a 50mm carbon clincher from you.
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Old 05-14-12, 09:49 AM
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https://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/...on_race_wheels
Love them! Very light and fast plus hold up pretty well to my abuse. I only have about 1k on them 1 RR and 1 CRIT. Liked them so much was training on them untill I flatted my rear gator skin and moved to sprinter front and back. Only down side was my bearings did not last long and where not as smooth as they should have been. LBS replaced them and they are damn near perfect. The hubs still do not free wheel as good as my DA C24s but those hubs are just that good. Thanks!
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https://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/...on_race_wheels
Love them! Very light and fast plus hold up pretty well to my abuse. I only have about 1k on them 1 RR and 1 CRIT. Liked them so much was training on them untill I flatted my rear gator skin and moved to sprinter front and back. Only down side was my bearings did not last long and where not as smooth as they should have been. LBS replaced them and they are damn near perfect. The hubs still do not free wheel as good as my DA C24s but those hubs are just that good. Thanks!
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Huh? Isn't this a contradiction?
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The DA hubs are great, esp free wheel, and IME the planetX hubs are not as good as DA. Hope that is more clear.
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I have: Yishun Tubular 60mm w Chosen hubs.

I am a sprinter/crit racer and they have held up great. Probably 1500 or so miles. 80% of those miles as race miles. Over ten top ten finishes last year. 3 top tens so far this year. My wheels have been put through the ringer. Still true and would highly recommend!
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The DA hubs are great, esp free wheel, and IME the planetX hubs are not as good as DA. Hope that is more clear.
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Yup, thanks!
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I have DengFu 38, 60 and 88mm tubulars. I've been training and racing the 60's all season. I got one pinch flat when I took it out on the open road and hit a pothole going 35mph. I ride the 38's on hilly, for me, courses. I haven't logged much on the 88's because I haven't found a good tire match due to the flatter channel. My 404's aluminum clinchers are getting lonely so I'll probably start training on them again.
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I have: Yishun Tubular 60mm w Chosen hubs.

I am a sprinter/crit racer and they have held up great. Probably 1500 or so miles. 80% of those miles as race miles. Over ten top ten finishes last year. 3 top tens so far this year. My wheels have been put through the ringer. Still true and would highly recommend!
"kDTX" Thank you very much
 
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