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Fir Wheels?(7 posts)

Fir Wheels?heldveld
Jan 15, 2003 4:32 PM
Any opinions/reviews of Fir wheels? Any information is appreciated.
I like Oak myself. Stronger, nice grain... ;-0 nmBrooks
Jan 15, 2003 4:49 PM
re: Fir Wheels?CARBON110
Jan 15, 2003 4:50 PM
well....they are the most expensive, only come in clincher ( in US ) and only have one dealer in us...and they ( service people )are not very nice or professional.
re: Fir Wheels?tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 15, 2003 7:02 PM
Then I suggest you call shops in Quebec...

I am sure a place like Bicycle Montreal-Nord or Argon 18 (I don't work for any of those) could get them.
re: Fir Wheels?Proboscis
Jan 15, 2003 5:00 PM
Carbon110 is correct. If you have a warranty or service problem, Good luck!! I have a set of corimas. I love mine. A set of Aero's, and a rear disc. Lew is also an excellent option. Though there is some information on the net that they may be having financial problems. Hope this helps
This could have been a long story...tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 15, 2003 6:59 PM
But I'll make it short.

I've always been heavy. The shop that sponsored me knew I destroyed stuff (I broke stems, crank arms, frames, wheels...) So after I got a bike stolen, we got me the best bike I could get at the time and I demanded the wheels to be the best, strongest, low/no maintenance raceable wheels we could get. That was a long time ago (Shimano had gotten the STI shifters out a month before!)

Fir is what they put on the bike. I had never heard of those before (uncultivated me!) and thought the shop tried to rip me off. But I swear they were the best rims ever. Sure they where well mounted by pros on good spokes and hubs. They never needed any maintenance for TWO years of hard training and racing. I later sold the bike. No maintenance ever.

I dont remember the rim type, but the wheel set was worth 700$ can. at the time. they looked like today's Mavic classic rims. No aero, just a classic flat black fir rim...

I wish I could get anything like that today.
re:Ran Fir Isidis tubulars for years.dzrider
Jan 16, 2003 7:41 AM
They were indestructible. One of the messengers in Hartford used a pair for work. Last spring I built a set of Zenith wheels for my wife - we loved the color. They were real easy to build up and seem to be doing fine. Their general purpose rims make excellent all around wheels, but I can't speak for their high-end stuff.