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QBP Dimension/Velocity wheelset quality?

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Old 08-09-06, 03:11 PM
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QBP Dimension/Velocity wheelset quality?

I recognize the virtues of the individual components: Dimension hubs are Nashbar hubs are good, reliable hubs; Velocity Aero rims look nice and are bombproof; DT Swiss 2.0mm spokes are beefy.

However, I was wondering if those of you who have purchased the Dimension/Velocity Aero wheelset from QBP (as sold on aebike.com for $160) can attest to the build quality of the wheels.

I assume they are machine built, but do they require much tensioning and/or truing right out of the box? How long have you had them, and how have they been holding up? Any upgrades (bearings, track nuts, etc.) you would recommend?

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Old 08-09-06, 05:09 PM
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i've seen a few pair. they're about par or a little better with most cheap wheels i've seen. the set on my gf's bike lost tension and true quickly, but after getting them tensioned and trued by a good shop, they've been reliable.

before riding them, i'd bring them to the lbs and have them re-tensioned and trued.
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I forget the specifics, but most of QBP's wheels are actually hand built. However, there's hand built, and there's "built up by hand by somebody who knows the rider and who isn't working toward a quota."
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Originally Posted by Landgolier
I forget the specifics, but most of QBP's wheels are actually hand built. However, there's hand built, and there's "built up by hand by somebody who knows the rider and who isn't working toward a quota."
there's "hand built" and there's "assembled by hand in a malasian bicycle sweatshop by workers making $1 a day."
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There's "hand built" and then there's "speculation about business practices with no factual basis."
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Originally Posted by brunning
before riding them, i'd bring them to the lbs and have them re-tensioned and trued.

If you order them through a good shop they should good over the wheel and make sure its true before you pick it up and should have no problem truing it up and checking tension after a few weeks if/ when it goes out of wack. It might cost a few more bucks from them, but you get the service for the price.
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