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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:14 am 
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Folks,

Just wondering if anyone has used Arron Bike carbon clinchers?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/38mm-Clinche ... d2f&_uhb=1

I'm looking at buying a set for my TT bike as training wheels so that I don't need to faff around with changing brake pads (which, on a speed concept, is a major PITA).

If not, do you have any other suggestions for ~USD500ish.

Thanks, Gino

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:23 am 
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I personally would avoid like the plague.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:33 am 
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Really? bad experience?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Same Chinese crap thats all over eBay, there all the same, just search carbon clincher on there, but im sure there fine, pretty damn heavy though for 38's

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:12 pm 
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reference the farsports thread.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:05 pm 
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TrekUk wrote:
I personally would avoid like the plague.


You need to do more research. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:59 am 
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I bought a set of carbon clinchers from arron-bike.... They fell apart after moderate use.... avoid like the plague...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:00 am 
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I got these from arron-bike on ebay... They also trade as http://www.d-bike.com ... 10 months old... will only change if i pay for postage in both directions. £130..... It basically means you have no guarantee. I asked them to just post me out new rims but flatly refused.

Avoid like the plague.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:37 am 
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The Only (cheap) Carbon Clinchers I would trust are Farsports ones, due to my own experience and the 50 odd pages of feedback on here, with many people being satisfied with them and the customer service they offer.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:43 am 
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@gingejp - I know you have an axe to grind with them, but signing up to a bunch of forums and complaining about the T&C's of warranty isn't the way to go about it. Fact is that regardless of the company, they're well within their rights to inspect their own product before replacing or reimbursing it. Whinging on forums because you decided to take a chance in order to save money and it backfired is more a reflection of our inability to take responsibility. They're actually will to replace them if you send them back which is a damn site more than most similar outlets will do.

You paid your money and took your chances. Next time you'll remember that 'buy cheap, buy twice' is indeed applicable in the cycling world.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:05 am 
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Grill wrote:
@gingejp - I know you have an axe to grind with them, but signing up to a bunch of forums and complaining about the T&C's of warranty isn't the way to go about it. Fact is that regardless of the company, they're well within their rights to inspect their own product before replacing or reimbursing it. Whinging on forums because you decided to take a chance in order to save money and it backfired is more a reflection of our inability to take responsibility. They're actually will to replace them if you send them back which is a damn site more than most similar outlets will do.

You paid your money and took your chances. Next time you'll remember that 'buy cheap, buy twice' is indeed applicable in the cycling world.


As per other post am I doing the wrong thing warning people away from a seller I've had a bad experience with?

As you say, you pay your money and take your chances. I'm just advising people not to bother with this seller. There are better options. Buy from UK, or if you do go direct to China, Farsports seem to have a better customer relations policy.

Once again. Sorry for boring you.


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