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WEYLESS(8 posts)

Nov 10, 2001 3:47 PM
supergo sell lots of stuff made buy or using the name weyless..who are this pepo[ple or is it just another word for supergo..I think they are the only ones who sell weyless..what else do they make and undr what name,,,I order a carbon seatpost,,,the prices is good I hope the quality is up to par.$49 for a carbon post..not bad, hey I will return if it sucks.anyone know about anything about weyless? they even have mtb.
Weyless is proprietary label for supergospookyload
Nov 10, 2001 4:26 PM
Sort of like Icon for Trek or CODA for cannondale. That is from their customer services mouth, so if anyone knows more info go for it.
Weyless is proprietary label for supergobear
Nov 10, 2001 4:42 PM
what it means? proprietary? they won supergo or supergo wons them? I wonder who actually makes the stuff?
It means...spookyload
Nov 10, 2001 8:09 PM
Supergo pays a company in Taiwan to make the seatposts for them under the name Weyless. Weyless is a company that doesn't exist. It is a label Supergo put on parts like the Scattante frames or the Acess frames. All of these parts are made in Taiwan according to their customer service. I am not implying this is bad, but that is where they are made. Rumors of the Scattante being from Italy are false. Who cares where it is made if it is functional and inexpensive. I hope Supergo does well with these propietary parts and gives Trek, Cannondale, and others some competition.
Weyless is proprietary label for supergoteambrooks
Nov 10, 2001 4:42 PM
Check under the Pazzaz name.
re: WEYLESSDave Hickey
Nov 10, 2001 5:24 PM
The Weyless carbon fibre products are made in Asia. If the truth be known, there are very few manufactures of carbon components. Many of the brand names are made in the same factories in Asia. $49 for a carbon seatpost is a good deal and given Supergo's customer service, I'd say go for it.
There used to be a real Weyless companyDMoore
Nov 10, 2001 10:52 PM
Way back when, maybe all the way back in the 70's, there was an aftermarket supplier named Weyless. I remember they made high quality hubs and seatposts, back when there were very few US aftermarket companies. Their hubs had a very distinctive "keyhole" shaped quick release lever. Their parts lived up to their name, and were some of the lightest items available at the time. I hadn't thought about them in years until Supergo recently started using the name. I wonder if there is any link to the past company, or royalties being paid? I imagine they're probably just using the name. Supergo/Bikecology has been around so long, though, that there must be someone there (Alan Goldsmith?) who remembers the old company.
Weyless rollersKerry Irons
Nov 11, 2001 12:03 PM
Weyless and Bikecology existed at the same time in the early '70s, and were not at all the same outfit. Can only assume that somewhere along the way, Supergo bought the rights to the Weyless name for a pittance. We have a set of Weyless rollers that we bought in 1974 after my wife and I wore out a cheap set in one winter. We probably put 2500 miles a year on these rollers, and they have only required one replacement belt in 27 years of use. Somehow, I doubt the current stuff meets that level of performance. BTW, in 2001 dollars, we paid about $350 for those rollers, after getting a 15% discount!