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Comments on Cane Creeks products?(4 posts)

Comments on Cane Creeks products?yellowpearlz
Jul 24, 2002 10:15 PM
I was just wondering why Cane Creek (their wheels, specifically) doesn't get much attention. Maybe it's just me, but I never really see any posts about, or big fans of Cane Creeks stuff. I just got a set of their Aerohead Team Ti wheels for my TCR and they are absolutely amazing... I've been riding a set of Cane Creek Cronos on my Klein Mantra for about three years now, with absolutely no probs... and I excpect the same from these. I guess I'm just curious as to whether or not there's anyone else out there who's tried this stuff..?
cane creek wheels: potentially the most underrated wheelsetweiwentg
Jul 24, 2002 11:09 PM
or one of the most underrated, anyway. I have the aeroheads (SS front, Ti rear, originally SS rear but crashed and rebuilt). acceleration can best be described as frightening.
some people have had problems with the hubs - my rear turned pretty rough in short order, but after the rebuild it was (and currently still is) OK. front could be smoother.
I do not know why cane creek wheels get so little attention.
You said so yourself....sprockets2
Jul 25, 2002 8:23 AM
I should preface my comments with the fact that I always read and appreciate your posts because they are informative, thorough, and you exhibit an optimistic and positive attitude that is refreshing. Seriously, that isn't easy to come by at times.

OTOH, having said that, you are too kind to Cane Creek. The road to cycling hell is paved with the good intentions of people who tried hard but didn't get it right and died a sad death. Consider REAL, who made some nice, robust, quality hubs with a serious design flaw-they couldn't keep out the elements. Any elements. They are gone-and on sale at Cambria (Danger)! My point is that they need to get it right to be worthy of wide acceptance. The fact that the rebuild seems to be holding should not inspire much confidence in the first time buyer.

The fact that the hubs have been troublesome is a kiss-of-death. Not only will the word-of-mouth be bad, but when you pick one up in a shop and the hubs feel like they are not very smooth, well that is it. You can buy a Tiagra wheel with a decent rim that will perform better from a consumer standpoint. Once they become known for including good hubs, then you might see them gaining popularity.
I used to have a pair of their Deep V road wheels.djg
Jul 25, 2002 6:38 AM
Nice set of wheels. Not the lightest things out there, but a nice all around road wheel--smooth hubs.