Tinea Pedis wrote:sawyer, you know we get along, so you'll also appreciate that the bashing Mavic cops on WW (for a lot of unfounded reasons) really is excessive. And for whatever reason, always has been.
Zack, cheers for the input. We appreciate it.
Hi Tinea - indeed we do!
A fair point and my post to Zack was a serious question - conscious that no/few other manufacturer(s) is straight with consumers in the way I've suggested, but as WWs we all rightly bemoan unrealistic claimed weights.
On alu rimmed clinchers I appreciate the variance Zack refers to, but think about it, is a fair response to that (from many manufacturers, not just Mavic) to quote the lightest possible weight or to quote a realistic range?
We all know weight sells, especially on wheels, and companies carry on quoting the lightest weight possible, instead of being straight with consumers and saying (e.g) 1550g - 1600g, or 1575g +/- 2%
Actually think the BS'ing on weight is so widespread that making actual weights part of a marketing pitch could be quite an effective differentiator.
I appreciate Zack's input as well BTW