What to expect when you order and get your new carbon wheelset from one of the more well-known Chinese source?
In this case I just have to say the expression “value for money” is spot on!
After a quick delivery I received a very good packing without any sign of damages, the first impression is that the service level is where it should be for quality products in this segment.
Finishing at all product details are very nice and the rims looks just as good as some of the competitors in a higher price level when open the transport box.
It seemed like a fair deal to immediately switch my aluminum rim/wheelset (within similar price level) to the new 650b / width 33mm carbon wheels, to my AM/Enduro bike for a two weeks test before make any judgment.
First day impression at the local bike park was mind-blowing, a slightly wider profile together with a low air pressure for sure helped, but the fact is that it made the bike so much faster than ever before down the trails. The total setup with rims, spokes and very nice hubs gave a very controlled and precise handling of the bike already from the very beginning.
In order to test the wheels further I spend several days at Åre bikepark In Sweden, the variety of conditions in the surroundings can’t be better for this purpose, all from nice fast and bumpy mountain trail riding to the bikepark with their roots, rockgarden and demanding DH trails.
To manage the variation of conditions and speed are no problems, the wheels are still intact and some perfect days in Åre is over for this time.
The wheels are light, weight of 1515 gram for my set. The wheels are very stable and the hookless bead rims construction are proven strong, by choose a wider rim it will increase traction and the total riding experience will be so much better.
After my short but relative demanding test riding with this wheelset, not noticing any single defect I just can’t see any better way to upgrade a nice bike to something even better than it was before, and still keep some good money in your pocket.