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Wheel Set Question(6 posts)

Wheel Set QuestionPEDDLEFOOT
Nov 5, 2002 9:20 AM
Does anyone have experiece with Rolf Comp wheelset.I'm thinking of matching them with a 853 steel frame for long training rides and centuries.I'm not a racer so super light weight is not a factor.Looking more for strength and durability.Any comments on these would be greatly appreciated.
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Nov 5, 2002 9:22 AM
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I would avoid Rolf Vector Comps.the other Tim
Nov 5, 2002 11:14 AM
If you get the wheels for free, they're probably worth it, but I wouldn't buy a set. They are definitely the cheapest wheels hanging in my garage (came stock on a bike; came off within a month or two). The bearings are poor. The welds in the rims look like crap. It looks like they made the spokes black with a felt-tip marker. The rear wheel required truing after every long ride - definitely something wrong with the build. I was going to sell them at first, but then I decided they were too cheap, so there they hang.
I would avoid Rolf Vector Comps.ngl
Nov 5, 2002 4:42 PM
That's too bad. Sometimes I feel there are a lot of people out there that just plain hate Rolf, Bontrager, Trek, etc. Put them on e-bay! I'll bid. I just love getting great deals from people like you. I just love my Rolfs and now I want a pair for my wife.
I steer clear of anything that says Rolf. nmNo_sprint
Nov 5, 2002 11:59 AM
Trek just warranteed mine for a new set of Bontrager RacelitesLone Gunman
Nov 5, 2002 4:55 PM
My comps came stock on a '99 Lemond Zurich. I had no problems with them until this past spring. Was on a really wet ride and water got into the hub and rust formed on the bearings over a period of 3 days or so. Took them into the shop and the freehub was shot. Also had the cones and bearings replaced on the rear (front is cartridge). Got caught in a heavy rain storm last month and had the same thing happen only faster(next day), hub was making a cracking/popping noise. Took to the LBS who said it might be a warranty deal from Trek. Seems this is a common design flaw on the hub, no seals. Trek Rep tried to fix the hub and it broke and somehow the freehub could not be removed. So new wheelset for me in exchange for a wheelset with 10,000 miles. The Bontrager or Rolf would not be on my list of desireable wheelsets; I would look at (based on your descriptive need) Mavic Cosmos, Cosmic Elite, Shimano hubset w/open pro rims or American Classic hubs and Velocity rims from oddsandendos.com