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Anyone knows the web of Fir wheels?(8 posts)

Anyone knows the web of Fir wheels?EYT
Nov 21, 2001 5:14 AM
FiR's USA Website (Not up to date)...Cima Coppi
Nov 21, 2001 6:28 AM

Also, check out

Joe Young can get any FiR rim you want. He built up my SC170's. and they are awesome

Beware FIR USATJeanloz
Nov 21, 2001 11:03 AM
FIR USA has a very, very poor reputation for customer-direct service. Just mention the name Mark Hoskin on any of a number of forums to hear horror stories...
Beware FIR USA......WHY?davet
Nov 21, 2001 1:59 PM
My perception, from everything that I have read about Mark Hoskin, is that he acted independently as "distributor" for Fir and other companies. Not as their direct agent. Sort of like a broker. If this is true, Fir has NOTHING to do with his actions. He was responsible for what he did, no one else. Again, if this is true, why do you say such negative things about a company that had nothing to do with the actions of Mr. Hoskin? Nothing I have heard, or read, placed any blame on screwing people on anyone other than Mark Hoskin. As a matter of fact, it appears that he gave the shaft to people on both sides of the aisle, consumers AND companies.
Nov 21, 2001 2:28 PM
If he is a FIR distributor he is an employee of FIR and his actions reflecct upon that company. Also, it appears to me the poster(T JEANLOZ) was only trying to warn the original poster about his potential dealings with Mark Hoskins. Do a search, you'll find plenty of horror stories about that guy.
Beware FIR USA......WHY?TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2001 2:40 PM
Mr. Hoskin was the head of (and only employee of) FIR USA, the US distribution channel for FIR products. All FIR products sold in the US went through him. It was in this capacity that he screwed many people.
you win, case closedDog
Nov 21, 2001 2:42 PM
Amazing what real facts can do to an otherwise good argument.

re: Anyone knows the web of Fir wheels?tr
Nov 25, 2001 7:47 PM
The real FIR site is I got it from Italian mag BS. This is the best road cycling mag in the world IMHO. To be honest i enjoy riding something other than mavic. Mavic is a great product, but the market is flooded here in the USA. It is like Mavic or nothing. I think FIR and Ambrosio make nice rims and wheels and you see them quite a bit in the peleton.