I may have mentioned this in passing, but my new Edco carbon wheels have been giving me some grief. Specifically my front one, and particularly when I’m descending really fast into a corner that requires serious braking. It feels like the wheel is way out of true, or there’s a fault of some sort.
I realized this the hard way, at Haute Route, descending the Col d’Izoard in the wet. The convulsions of the bike were so dramatic that I thought I might take a header into the Alpine abyss a few times.
After a pretty disappointing visit to my bike shop, I decided to send the Edco back to Edco. I just got the results today – there is a .3 mm bulge (or ‘widening’). Notice the ‘.’ – it’s pretty impressive that this could be causing my life to pass before my eyes, but there you have it.
Edco are sending me a new wheel, which I’ll talk about more later because it isn’t the same as what I bought. Still, happy to have this solved…I hope.
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Not same as in a newer model?
Yeah, and a little wider and deeper (3.5mm and 3mm respectively). The guy assured me I wouldn’t notice any difference while riding. It was either that or take back my old bulgy wheel. Here’s the new wheel: http://edco.ch/products/wheels/prosport.html?pid=133
Wider up front is good. Does that make the front deeper than the rear, albeit ever so slightly?
Oh really? I was concerned it’d be ‘good’ the opposite way. The front is going to 35 mm deep, compared with 31 on the back, at least according to their site. Is that good, too!?
Wider front, deeper rear according to the Smart Enve System.
I’m half good then.
Not entirely surprising that the bike shop couldn’t pin down a .3mm deviation. What is surprising is what a difference it made. I hope the ‘new’ one works well.
I agree. It was more their solution (or lack thereof) to the problem that was disappointing. I bought the wheels there, but there was no suggestion of sending it back.
Full update when I try the new one out.
Fingers crossed! My money would have been on the headstem but hopefully you’ll be sorted now 😊
forget about your wheels..this IS important…..
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