Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Pedaling » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:10 pm

My psl-1 rear wheel is way out of true, although the front is good. I have checked the spoke tension (by hand) and they feel ok.
I have had the bike for 4 months, although I train and commute up to 350 to 400ks a week.
During the free first service I asked the LBS to have a look at the rear wheel as it was very slightly out of true. I was told this was within tolerances.
It has become alot worse in the last month, so I need to get the wheel back to them.
I have to say I love the bike, and do not regret buying it for a moment.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:21 pm

There's a lot to be said for good old fashion 32/36 hole wheels built with DT db spokes, Mavic rims and Shimano hubs. They probably weigh within 200g of the Giant wheels, are as tough as nails under the heaviest rider and easy to repair if you break a spoke. I have one set of wheels that's going on 25 years old and have replaced one spoke in all that time. God knows how many km's they have done.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Nobody » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:20 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:There's a lot to be said for good old fashion 32/36 hole wheels built with DT db spokes, Mavic rims and Shimano hubs.
+1
That's what I've got.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby warthog1 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:41 pm

my $45 alex da 16 rimmed, shimano 2200 hubbed, 32 whateva spoked, Reid Cycles specials are proving pretty good too :mrgreen:
Probably weigh within 2kg of those giant wheels :)
They are grinding away a tad under wet braking though
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Carrots » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:13 pm

Just bought a Propel which came with the Giant PSL Aero 50mm clinchers... they didn't even make it onto the bike, went out and picked up some DA9000 50mm clinchers. Other bike, a Defy, came with some giant brand wheels also (20 and 24 hole from memory), busted 3 spokes in a short time frame so I cracked the poos and picked up some RS80 50mm clinchers. Fantastic! I'm somewhat of a man mountain so one of my key questions was are they rated high enough and they had said the Giant wheels will cop up to 125kgs... apparently not! Hence why the new wheels never went on the new bike!
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:09 pm

The aero versions are a lot better imho.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby roadiematt » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:32 pm

I stated this thread and clearly there has been issues with these wheels but to Giants credit they seem to be swapping faulty wheelsets with a similar Shimano wheelset, just to let everyone know the RS61s that I was given under warranty have been bullet proof and are as straight and true as the day I got them a almost a year ago, so it was not my riding style or weight that was making me snap spokes it was inferior straight pull spokes.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Comedian » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:12 pm

Thanks for the update!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby im.deano » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:34 am

sounds like a bit of bad luck really, mine have been running great!
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby g-boaf » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:03 pm

biker jk wrote:Yesterday I rode with a guy whose Giant had PSL-0 wheels. He says the rear flexes and rubs on the brakes when out of the saddle. I was having a look at the rear wheel and noticed a kink in one of the spokes around five cm from the nipple. Don't know what happened there but I suggested he get that spoke replaced.


Interesting that mine have been pretty good so far on the TCR Advanced I have (which you've seen I think). I'm hoping I haven't jinxed them by saying that. Quite dependable so far, though I don't put massive amounts of weight through them.

I'm wary of the issues though and keep an eye on them.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby biker jk » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:10 pm

g-boaf wrote:
biker jk wrote:Yesterday I rode with a guy whose Giant had PSL-0 wheels. He says the rear flexes and rubs on the brakes when out of the saddle. I was having a look at the rear wheel and noticed a kink in one of the spokes around five cm from the nipple. Don't know what happened there but I suggested he get that spoke replaced.


Interesting that mine have been pretty good so far on the TCR Advanced I have (which you've seen I think). I'm hoping I haven't jinxed them by saying that. Quite dependable so far, though I don't put massive amounts of weight through them.

I'm wary of the issues though and keep an eye on them.


The rider I mentioned is a fair bit heavier than you and puts out a lot of power. You should be ok.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby X-ray » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:19 pm

I have 2013 Giant Defy Adv 2. It's only 3 months old and I've had no problems with spokes breaking.

However I do only weigh 52 kg :P
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby cplus » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:39 pm

roadiematt wrote:I stated this thread and clearly there has been issues with these wheels but to Giants credit they seem to be swapping faulty wheelsets with a similar Shimano wheelset, just to let everyone know the RS61s that I was given under warranty have been bullet proof and are as straight and true as the day I got them a almost a year ago, so it was not my riding style or weight that was making me snap spokes it was inferior straight pull spokes.


Yep. I had heard this. My PSLR-1's were swapped for DA C24's without me even suggesting it.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:36 pm

My aerowheels have lasted longer than the Contact SLR stem :P
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby cplus » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:14 am

My mate has been through a few stems too. He is running alloy bars, not the flexi carbon ones though.

Problem is lack of choice to replace it due to OD2 - but it's an easy swap at the shop, no arguments.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Comedian » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:40 am

Lukeyboy wrote:My aerowheels have lasted longer than the Contact SLR stem :P

What goes wrong with a stem? :o
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:08 am

Comedian wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:My aerowheels have lasted longer than the Contact SLR stem :P

What goes wrong with a stem? :o


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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Killswitch » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:30 pm

I had my first spoke break in Oct, had it replaced and haven't had another yet. Wheels are both still true.

If another goes I will try and hit up the LBS for a replacement set. The bike is now over a year old so I am not sure if its still covered.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Comedian » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:22 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
Comedian wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:My aerowheels have lasted longer than the Contact SLR stem :P

What goes wrong with a stem? :o


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Sweet geebus. :o
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Bah77 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:25 pm

Had my first spoke break after 5500km, hopefully it's a one-off and not a sign of dodgy wheels :(
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Bah77 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:37 pm


Heard a loud twang while riding, lucky it happened in a fairly safe spot i guess?
Didn't know what was broken at first, just the front wheel wouldn't turn, so i thought the brake cable had snapped or something (from the twang sound), then looked down and realised i had a walk ahead of me, god damn the ground was hot today.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby racka » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:53 am

When my rear wheel spoke broke I was on a trail about 4km from the nearest train station...just twisted the broken spoke around the one next to it and continued riding to the station. As long as you take it easy there's no problems with doing this. Bugger walking.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Bah77 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:54 pm

Maybe if i was further out i would have considered it, but the front wheel was rubbing the front brake due to the broken spoke as well... and i wasn't sure what kind of extra damage riding on it might do to the wheel.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby Nobody » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:06 pm

Higher spoke count rims don't usually even hit the pads when they break a spoke. I broke a spoke over 20Km from home. Just wrapped it and rode home. Didn't even notice a change in the way the 32 spoke front wheel rode.
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Re: Giant Psl-1 wheels be warned!!

Postby cplus » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:28 pm

32 spoke front?

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