Apparently, I have received a disappointing EPIC5.6 wheelset. I have emailed to Kane, James and “questions” mailbox and only Kane replied saying that he would have to check on with the technical staffs.
I have yet to take another step as it seems like almost 24hours from the last reply and I think I would like to share with everyone my experience of Tokyowheel. I’m not even sure of riding with the wheelset. Bought fresh Schwalbe tyres and Schwalbe extra light tubes awaiting for installing into the wheelset. Received the delivery extremely fast from the courier.
But upon opening up the box (which is well good shape) and found the wheelset. Saw the flaws on the carbon rims. It is obviously not even manufactured properly. Carbon fibre is something really sensitive. Any lousy manufacture means integrity of the wheelset is compromised. I have send the photos to them and yet they would need to check. No idea how long more I would have to wait but I’m sure that I would never want to touch the wheelset with my bike unless it is a perfectly manufactured and also properly true wheelset. Now, it makes me worry further after reading the thread “Extreme caution about buying Tokyo Wheels”, I’m not even sure if I should send the wheelset to my mechanic to inspect before I use them. Probably, he would laugh at me as I’m already using a damn good china carbon wheelset with Chris King hubs. As far as I search online, there’s never a complain I can find for this china carbon wheelset. I will not name the brand here but it’s really a very good recommendation by my mechanic cum good friend cum good bro.
It would the thought of giving Tokyowheel a chance to show their quality and I ending up creating more trouble to myself. Seems very disappointing at the moment. I wonder how much longer I would have to tolerate on the wheelset that is stucked in my storeroom for nothing.