Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Nobody » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:10 pm

cplus wrote:32 spoke front?

How much do you weigh? 350pounds?? :)
Bike and I used to weigh about 210 pounds. Lost about 20 pounds since then. That front wheel broke a spoke when I hit it on a tree stump while carrying it. It was a disc wheel, however when I broke a rear 28 spoked wheel spoke, it didn't hit the V brake pads either. Just wrapped it and continued my ride.

Proprietary low spoke count wheels usually have larger cross sectional area spokes.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:30 pm

cplus wrote:32 spoke front?

How much do you weigh? 350pounds?? :)

How old are you to think that a 32 spoke wheel is for the larger rider?
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby cplus » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:41 pm

Relax, it was a joke. Hence the smiley.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Bah77 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:43 pm

Took the front wheel in to where i bought it from, guy said he would change the spoke under warranty, then had a look for a few minutes and came back and said get the bike and we'll swap the wheels out (didn't even have to ask), and they changed them for a set of shimano r500's.

Only took a day too, so pretty good service.
I assume the r500's are a similar wheelset in terms of cost/performance?
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby rabobank89 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:50 pm

Bah77 wrote:Took the front wheel in to where i bought it from, guy said he would change the spoke under warranty, then had a look for a few minutes and came back and said get the bike and we'll swap the wheels out (didn't even have to ask), and they changed them for a set of shimano r500's.

Only took a day too, so pretty good service.
I assume the r500's are a similar wheelset in terms of cost/performance?


R500 are basically 1800g+ $99 wheels
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Bah77 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:58 pm

Yeah i googled that, but i am still a relative newb at riding so what that actually means was more my question.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby rabobank89 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:03 pm

Bah77 wrote:Yeah i googled that, but i am still a relative newb at riding so what that actually means was more my question.


The R500 are a good cheap training/commuting wheelset that are fairly strong. I personally think the Giant PSL-1 are better, but I haven't had any problems with them like most are...
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Duck! » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:01 pm

The R500s are not light by any stretch of the imagination. However they are good, robust reliable wheels. They fit the strong & cheap side of the "light, strong, cheap - choose two" equation very well.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:20 pm

R500s are pretty much in the same ballpark, they're at least better than the factory Alex rims/no name hubs you see on a lot of bikes. Compared to the Aksiums, they give a less comfortable ride and don't have quite the same zip to them, but they're not bad and I've never had a problem with them.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Carrots » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:51 am

From what I gather from when I bought my Propel recently and was somewhat worried about the PSLR Aeros, Giant has a fairly good relationship it would seen (unsurprisingly) with Shimano and Shimano will replace any of the Giant branded wheels for them apparently.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby biker jk » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:16 am

rabobank89 wrote:
Bah77 wrote:Took the front wheel in to where i bought it from, guy said he would change the spoke under warranty, then had a look for a few minutes and came back and said get the bike and we'll swap the wheels out (didn't even have to ask), and they changed them for a set of shimano r500's.

Only took a day too, so pretty good service.
I assume the r500's are a similar wheelset in terms of cost/performance?


R500 are basically 1800g+ $99 wheels


I picked up a set for that price for the better half. No way I could build a similar set for $99. They use standard j-bend spokes and more of them, unlike the other Shimano wheels, so spoke replacement (if ever needed) is simple and inexpensive.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Pedaling » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:17 pm

I have had problems with my Psl-1 wheels since I bought my Giant 8 months ago, as it would never stay true.
Upon close inspection the rim showed cracking at each drive side spoke on the rear. I took it back to the shop today, so I am expecting a replacement soon.
I use the wheels to commute and as training wheels, and very occasionally race on them.
I am I best off asking for R501 wheels or a giant wheel?
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Duck! » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:08 pm

From professional experience, it seems to be standard practice for the Giant wheels to be replaced with Shimano ones. Given where the P-SL1 sits in Giant's wheel range, it's more likely you'll get a RS31 than a R501.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Pedaling » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:11 am

Thanks Duck.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Comedian » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:41 pm

Duck! wrote:From professional experience, it seems to be standard practice for the Giant wheels to be replaced with Shimano ones. Given where the P-SL1 sits in Giant's wheel range, it's more likely you'll get a RS31 than a R501.


Also, giant and Shimano share the same importer in Australia so it makes sense from that POV too.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby R12RT » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:24 pm

Carrots wrote:From what I gather from when I bought my Propel recently and was somewhat worried about the PSLR Aeros, Giant has a fairly good relationship it would seen (unsurprisingly) with Shimano and Shimano will replace any of the Giant branded wheels for them apparently.



What is you opinion on the P-SLR Aeros? How they ride etc...
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