Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby bikebakker » 19 Feb 2018, 9:48am

One point of concern is the FSA dust cover of the headset. It has a little (1-2 mm) gap with the head tube. See picture below.
I removed the dust cover and saw that is was resting on the compression ring without any micro spacer(s). So there is no chance other than changing the dust cover with another one. Right?

Why would they leave that gap in there? Is this by design? I didn't check the compression ring but they might have used a wrong angled ring. I need to check that again some other time.


De Sisti
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby De Sisti » 20 Feb 2018, 7:11am

Looks to me like they haven't set up the headset correctly.

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby dainiusd » 21 Feb 2018, 10:04am

What is the definition of heavy for a steel bike? I managed to get mine under 10kg with 1x setup, light wheels and tyres, and some carbon bits. Now it doesn't feel slow compared to other gravel bikes to me...

Mark Sp
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby Mark Sp » 19 Oct 2018, 1:47pm

I got the Verenti Substance Tiagra (2017) Adventure Road in December and started riding it in March - mainly commuting but with the odd road sportive. A solid bike that can jump between road & gravel paths. It is heavy in comparison to aluminium or carbon alternatives but with slicks on is quick enough on the road imo. I've done 6,000 kms so far & other than a gear cable replacement I've had no issues (Wiggle also refunded the cable replacement as local shop advised gears weren't properly set up). Customer service from Wiggle is prompt and good enough.