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Thoughts on Weyless stuff?(15 posts)

Thoughts on Weyless stuff?bikefreax
Dec 1, 2003 9:51 AM
Has anyone used any of the weyless carbon stuff? I got the new supergo catalog and saw some good prices but don't know about the quality.
Any thoughts?
I think I don't like their logos pasted all over their stuff.Mel Erickson
Dec 1, 2003 10:00 AM
I've never used their parts and am not inclined to do so just because of their gaudy logos. If you're going to sell house brand parts I'd think you'd be more discrete. The biking crowd is somewhat brand conscious and house brands are typically equated with lesser quality. I don't know if that's true with Weyless (lesser quality that is) but IMHO they're somewhat limiting their market by plastering those logos all over like they do.

I'm a pretty cheap guy and would consider their parts if not for their gaudy advertising (and that name, WEYLESS?, come on).
i have way less money than i would like..colker1
Dec 1, 2003 11:15 AM
my cranks are way less classy than campy.
no offence ot weyless owners.
I've had no problems with mineDave Hickey
Dec 1, 2003 10:04 AM
This bike has Weyless Carbon cranks, seatpost, stem and aluminum bar. They all have over 2,000 miles with no problems. My only complaint is the logo. I just don't like the look. FYI, the logos are underneath the clearcoat so they can't be removed.
one other questionCritLover
Dec 1, 2003 2:04 PM
I was looking at their new carbon road bar (almost ready to buy it), and I have a hard time believing the weight claimed. Have you checked the weight of any of the components you have? If so, are they close to listed?

Now, obviously, all manufacturers fudge the numbers, but a oversized carbon bar with flat tops at 200grams seems just completely out of reality. I don't think any components maker has a bar that fits that description. FSA's bar is claimed 240, Stella Azzurra 220 or more, and ITM's at almost 300 (all the same style).

Thanks! And nice ride!
Here's a linkMel Erickson
Dec 1, 2003 2:41 PM

Weight Weenies has some of the Weyless components on their lists. Their road bar isn't one of them but they do weigh a couple of MTB bars and at least one is +10%. They also weighed a MTB stem which actually came in under the claimed weight. Even if the road bar claimed weight was 10% under the actual weight it would still be darn light.
Products are fine - name is horribledgangi
Dec 1, 2003 12:13 PM
The quality of the Weyless products is fine. They most likely OEM them from a reputable manufacturer. And Supergo/Performance have a good reputation for standing behind their products. So you can definitely save some $$ by choosing Weyless over FSA or other products.

That being said, if you buy the Weyless cranks you will have to live with that stupid name. "Weyless"?? What the hell was Supergo thinking when they came up with that name? It's a marketing disaster! People will probably ask you "Weigh less than what??"

If you want a good deal on carbon cranks, check eBay for FSA carbon cranksets. You can find some deals for $250 or so. And at that price, I think I would rather get the FSA vs. the Weyless. At least with the FSA's I wouldn't get the stupid comments that the Weyless brand will encourage...

Just my 2 cents.

Maybe if we all write to Supergo and tell them their brand name is stupid they will change it. Price Point's house brand is "Sette", which is much classier than "Weyless". Ugh.

Actually, it's an old name in roadie gear....Tiger Lilly
Dec 1, 2003 1:55 PM
There way a company named Weyless that made bike stuff in the 70's and early 80's. Clothing is all remember. I had one of their wool jerseys that was my favorite for may years. Unfortunately, it accidentally found its way into a dryer, and we all know what that does to wool. I gave it to a friend's kid. :^(

I don't know if Supergo bought the rights to the name, or if the company has been gone so long no one cared, or what, but the name's been around a while and used to be associated with high quality goods. I assume it's a trademark registerable spelling of "weigh less."

What's funny is that I think "Sette" is a dumb name. ;^) To each, our own, eh?

when I see "Scattante" I think it means "poop" in Italian ;-) nmDougSloan
Dec 1, 2003 2:34 PM
Me too! nmMel Erickson
Dec 1, 2003 2:42 PM
re: Actually, it's an old name in roadie gear...._jim_
Dec 4, 2003 11:20 AM
you are indeed correct kathy. bill shook, the owner / engineer of american classic was the designer of most of the 70's weyless parts
Dec 1, 2003 1:44 PM
The stuff looks good for the price, and from what others have said seems to be solid stuff.

But the big gaudy and dumb logo kills it for me. I agree with Mel that they should be more discreet. I'd be more inclined to buy it.
re: Thoughts on Weyless stuff?lyleseven
Dec 1, 2003 8:10 PM
I'd be willing to guess that for 99% of the riders browsing this site, Weyless product performance (or Forte of Performance) would be indistiguishable from top brand name equipment in a bllind test. That being said, I probably still wouldn't buy it because of the snob factor that most of us suffer from.
re: Thoughts on Weyless stuff?rogue_CT1
Dec 3, 2003 6:15 AM
I've got the Weyless carbon cranks which are very good. The major problem is that stupid giant logo running the entire length of the crank arm. It really detracts from the overall appearance of the carbon and the bike as a whole. I wish there was a way to remove it but I'd have to sand the clearcoat down to the carbon.
have you tried magic marker? or electrical tape?(nm)bigdeal
Dec 3, 2003 5:22 PM