giant man wrote:
Regarding the problems with these types of wheels and in clincher form, I don't know why manufacturers don't tests their products more thoroughly before going to market, or is there a different problem as to the cause of these failures? I would love a pair of Lightweights but these kinds of failures do put me off I must admit. Customer service is one thing, but lack of reliability is another.
the failures above seem to be mf ones, maybe early production issues? i can't recall hearing of any particular lw clincher problems
i wouldn't worry about service quality, you're in uk, me too, i've always had fast and efficient responses from both the lw retailer i used (a german one) and lw themselves (but for usa i've seen posts saying the local contacts are not so responsive)
having said that, whether mf or lw, i just don't think i'd get carbon clinchers, the tubs are so much lighter and lovelier!