Selcof C-50 Wheels

Any experience with them?

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21/12/2013 at 22:37
That thought crossed my mind when I read this!
Dustboy    pirate
23/12/2013 at 17:03

Well, some of us are too old, fat and heavy to get up enough speed to make us even vaguely aero so rolling resistance comes to the fore.  

23/12/2013 at 18:11
When did making you faster become a justification for buying kit?
Magna Carter    pirate
23/12/2013 at 18:26
GraemeK wrote (see)
When did making you faster become a justification for buying kit?

Spoken like a true pirate! 

31/12/2013 at 12:53
Still no sign of them being shipped. An order I placed after Christmas was not delivered by Yodel today.
07/01/2014 at 22:05

Did you get them okay? Mine arrived and look good. Not sure they are any better than what i have really but hey, they look good!

08/01/2014 at 06:40
Looking fast is fast! No they couldn't find them in the warehouse which really annoyed me. They've offered me some tubs or some P-X 60mm clinchers for the same price. Not impressed with their customer service at all.
TheEngineer    pirate
08/01/2014 at 12:39

Or can you get a refund and save a bit for these? 

08/01/2014 at 13:14

I haven't been impressed with P-X customer service since I rang them to talk about buying a new bike and said I was concerned about riding on tubs.....


... and was told to get over it, all the best riders race on tubs and he put the phone down !

Might explain why I ride a Cérvelo on Mavic clinchers

TheEngineer    pirate
08/01/2014 at 13:29

Planet X do make some very good kit, but they have this really annoying tendency to over-egg their sales pitch. They sell tubs, so tubs are great. These Selcof wheels... they're the best thing since sliced bread, you can't ride better wheels - they're like Zipps... but they're 75% off and I've barely heard of them?!

For me they are fine, but it's very much buyer beware and don't trick yourself into thinking you're getting the deal of the century. 


Edited: 08/01/2014 at 13:29
08/01/2014 at 18:58
Arguably with the was ??1499.99 now ??349.99 I did trick myself. The true reduction may be slightly less if my understanding is correct..
What did piss me off was not the 10 days, emails to customer service and the CEO (their auto response says email him) it took to find out they were out of stock, nor the near week to get a refund, nor that their initial customer service offer of an alternative was more expensive than a one day deal over Christmas. What did piss me off was the customer service guy said someone would call me to take payment for the pretty reasonable good will deal and when they didn't call he blamed me for not saying it was ok for them to call me. Their loss.

I'll get some from carbonzone on ebay or something.
Cortina5    pirate
08/01/2014 at 21:52

I'd bite their hand off for an 80/101 pair with tubs or the 60mm clinchers.

08/01/2014 at 22:33

It was the 60mm clinchers they offered, great price too.

Cortina5    pirate
09/01/2014 at 06:52
GraemeK wrote (see)

It was the 60mm clinchers they offered, great price too.

Can you go back? They're very nice and roll well.

TheEngineer    pirate
10/01/2014 at 09:47

And if you're after fast, I can offer some Planet X wheels without the customer service problem... they're in my possession and have only done about 250 miles

With top of the range tubs and a disc cover. 

10/01/2014 at 12:46

Compag or Shimano?

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