- Dave Hinde wheels any good?
I’ve got a set od Mavic 321’s on Deore hubs with ACI black Double butted spokes built by Dave and they’re bloody good.
My mate also has Mavic 717’s (the lighter ones) on Pro II hubs and ACI DB Spokes and they’re fine.
No worries in 2 months and the tension is still fine in all spokes.Posted 10 years agoDigimapMember
They ripped me off. I ordered two weeks before a trip to moab. They lied to my by phone by email and to my face. When they eventually produced my wheel it was built with a 36hole hub instead of 32hole. I had to drive to northwich to fetch the crappy thing in time for my trip. Avoid.Posted 10 years agojediMember
i will never use dh again.
i ordered a pair years ago for my triathlon bike.when i opened the box a spoke fell out.one wheel had a spoke missing and the other was egged
i rang him and complained.he said return them and he’ll give me 2 innertubes.Posted 10 years ago
i went to marshalls cycles to sort it out and have been going there for years sincecolandeMember
i bought a x317 on a deore hub from number1bikebits a couple of years ago and it’s still running straight and true,Posted 10 years ago
only thing i’ve had to do is regreased them,
but that was after a 5 month touring trip on my mtb
never had an issue with the ebay shop also bought a cassette and arrived quicklysofatesterMember
I second that Jedi.
If you want good wheels built and you live anywhere near Hertfordshire pop into Marshalls cycles, Hertford. Ask for Rob, he makes amazing wheels. I had a couple of pairs built there, road and MTB. They just keep rolling without any fuss, what more do you need?Posted 10 years agocpSubscriber
FWIW, ACI spokes are great. quite a few builders use them – i’ve had a couple of pairs of wheels built with them, one of them from DH many many many years ago. The wheels were fine, but my subsequent dealings with the place mean i will never ever go there again. not just one specific event for me… repeated bad experiences have put me off for life.Posted 10 years agoDanielMember
I had a pair of wheels built by DH and I ordered a pair of forks at the same time. Four years later the wheels are still spot on. I ended up going to trading standards to get my money back for the forks that never turned up, after being lied to over a couple of months.
I don’t care how good their wheels are, I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole.Posted 10 years agojohniMember
Avoid like the plague. Conmen of the highest order. See all the reviews on the internet.
I bought a chain off them on ebay (Number1bikebits). They sent a very cheap one instead of the one I ordered. Refused to change it and threatened bad feedback on ebay if I gave them bad feedback. Customer service is non-existent if you have a problem.
Merlin get my vote for wheels. I’ve had 3 from them and they are still all fine despite the regular hammering they get.Posted 10 years agobikerman999Member
The Dave Hinde outfit have ripped off so many riders I know, they take money for goods they have not got in stock and spend weeks flobbing you off with excuses on why it has not been delivered. I know people have been offered to go to the shop so the owner can fill your face in when you demand your money back. They employ a couple of guys who seem to find it really funny to see what story they can give you today, they are that open about it you can hear them in the background talking about your problem and laughing at the excuses they will give you. My friends son saved up five hundred pounds to buy some gear and they obviously figured out that he was not up to speed on what he was ordering. When he got the goods his friends told him that they were not what he had paid for. Despite many phone calls to the shop and even speaking to the pig headed owner they simply told him to take them to court.Posted 10 years agoChunkyMTBMember
Been pissing myself over some of his replies to negative feedback on that link TJ put up.
“This short sighted simpleton got what he ordered, we offered to swap, he refused” amongst many gems lol. Perhaps DH and Superstar went to the same customer service classes?
Classis Daily Wail reader I bet…..Posted 10 years agohoraMember
Its been going on for years. Back in 2003 I ordered a set of forks/wheel and when I mentioned this at the start of the ride at least 3 riders burst into fits of laughter with ‘dont you know about Dave Hinde’?! I cancelled my order immediately (cant cancel the wheel mate, already started building it)….three weeks later it showed up (this is after countless calls to them, being hung up on etc). I’d never been treated like that by a company before so simply stood there open-mouth with the phone still next to my ear!Posted 10 years agojulianwilsonMember
oooh, ages since we had a Dave Hinde thread, non? Some of that feedback in the link up there ^ is well bad. But i suppose its a wonder the cycle industry doesn’t have more dodgy dealers in it, when you think of how often you hear about horrendous trading/service in most other areas.
Also, ACI spokes seem fine. My mate has some xc wheels from merlin built with black double butted aci and they are well straight. Although that says far more about merlin than the components of their wheels.Posted 10 years agobasonjillettMember
I would have to agree with the consensus that you really would be better off using someone else .A few years ago i had the bad customer service from DH with the phone being put down on me for forks wich i was billed for and never came it took about three months to get my money back which my cc company had to do as dh wouldn’t give me a refund.
I was told when i tried to speak to mr Hinde that he was always on holiday in his villa in spain.I did suggest that maybe he should come back and sort out his shower of s*** of a company.
I did even say i was going to drive the 200 miles up there if needed and i would start helping myself to what i was owed which made no difference !!
And as for there wheel building now that i have built quite a few myself now the wheels they built for my road bike were truly awful
You pays your money and takes your choice 🙂Posted 10 years agoclubberMember
Where to start…
here’s a good example:Posted 10 years ago
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