Taylor Wheels (Germany)

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Taylor Wheels - Germany

Postby irc » 16 Jun 2016, 1:40pm

Looking or a pair of wheels for my son's commuter which is parked in the street so decent but cheap required. I got a pair of 36 spoke Alivio hubs with Ryde Sniper Sport rims for £70 delivered from Germany. Ordered 11th June delivered 15th June. Quality looks good. Not handbuilt quality obviously but then my son is several stone lighter than me. Didn't recognise the brand of spokes. But for the price and purpose they look good.

https://www.taylor-wheels.com/taylor-wh ... ivio-black

https://www.taylor-wheels.com/taylor-wh ... ivio-black

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Re: Taylor Wheels - Germany

Postby Phil_Chadwick » 15 Oct 2016, 9:00am

I bought a dynohub/disc front wheel in 26" from them. It was cheaper than I could get the parts.

Well made, but it was built 3-cross and the spoke angles were a bit extreme. I had a fair bit of trouble with it after a year or so, and ended up rebuilding it myself 2-cross.

I suspect Taylor are great for wheels that are straightforward; maybe less so for more esoteric stuff.

price was excellent and delivery fast.

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Re: Taylor Wheels - Germany

Postby gaz » 13 Jan 2017, 5:39pm

Late October I bought a front dynohub wheel from Taylor Wheels on ebay. DH-3N31 laced 3 cross into a 700c Ryde Zac19 with plain guage stainless spokes.

It arrived quickly and spun true. I made a half-hearted effort at a bit of stress-relieving after which it remained true which is why I expect my efforts were half-hearted.

After about 300 miles use there were the first signs of it going out of true. I gave it a few quick tweaks with the spoke key which quickly identified that all the spokes have slackened off in use. For the time being I've put a 3/4 turn of tension back in all the way round, I expect I'm still a little short of the original tension and will wind them up a little bit more when time allows.

Still pleased with my purchase.
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Taylor Wheels (Germany)

Postby KTHSullivan » 22 Feb 2018, 8:40am

Very good service, pair of 26" 36 (2mm) front dynohub, zac 2000 rims.

Ordered Monday AM from Germany, delivered Wednesday PM!! Wheels appear well built (obviously only time will tell). Cheaper than I can buy the components in the UK.
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Re: Taylor Wheels (Germany)

Postby Tiberius » 22 Feb 2018, 9:31am

I've had some wheels/Rohloff from Germany...Radsport-Erdman....way way cheaper than you could buy them in the UK. Lots of miles, zero issues.

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Re: Taylor Wheels (Germany)

Postby MarcusT » 28 Feb 2018, 8:10pm

I've read mixed reviews on the Taylors, so I went with Rose bikes. I've only ridden about 30 km, so far, so good
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Re: Taylor Wheels (Germany)

Postby fossala » 28 Feb 2018, 8:21pm

MarcusT wrote:I've read mixed reviews on the Taylors, so I went with Rose bikes. I've only ridden about 30 km, so far, so good

I went with Rose for an XT/A319 build. Tension was all over the place and they obviously hadn't stressed it at all as when I did it was at least 2mm out of true. They did refund me the cost to get it trued at a LBS.

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Re: Taylor Wheels (Germany)

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 28 Feb 2018, 8:40pm

Tiberius wrote:I've had some wheels/Rohloff from Germany...Radsport-Erdman....way way cheaper than you could buy them in the UK. Lots of miles, zero issues.


Similarly, the wheels for our Circe Morpheus (20in, Alfine 11) were built by Radsport Erdmann and we're very pleased with them.
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Re: Taylor Wheels (Germany)

Postby Bonzo Banana » 18 Mar 2018, 4:17pm

I bought some 20" double wall wheels from Taylor's to replace the stock wheels of a folding bike as I wanted to move from a freewheel drivetrain to a higher quality freehub. Bought through ebay but they arrived without the quick-releases which they were advertised with and took sometime to get them to reply to me. It took a while to get the quick releases but I had the bonus of a headband with torch included which looked worth a few quid. The wheels themselves seem pretty good especially for the price. The Dynamix rims are ok and the freehub was the tourney entry level version. The front wheel hub was unbranded I think but seems fine. I don't know which is better the Shimano TX freehub or the Quando freehub that you find on budget wheels but I feel happier with the Shimano brand on it.

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Re: Taylor Wheels (Germany)

Postby zenitb » 19 Aug 2018, 9:04pm

KTHSullivan wrote:Very good service, pair of 26" 36 (2mm) front dynohub, zac 2000 rims.

Ordered Monday AM from Germany, delivered Wednesday PM!! Wheels appear well built (obviously only time will tell). Cheaper than I can buy the components in the UK.

I got pretty much the same thing as you from Taylor Wheels - 26" Shimano DN3N31 Dynohub..Zac 2000 rims/36 spokes - and this has done over 10,000 miles of commuting now over 3 years (via bumpy/muddy towpath) - So I am super impressed with mine. I am starting to wonder at what point I should consider servicing the dynohub... In the meantime I have built my own sparkly SP dynohub wheel so may pull the DN3N31 apart and check for bearing wear while it is off the bike...

I also got a rear wheel from Taylor at about the same time - Zac 19 rim this time / Deore hub / 36 spokes / 26" - and again this has been fine on my commuting route route. No heavily laden cycle camping with it yet though since I subsequently built my own Ryde Sputnik wheel for that ... however I would have no hesitation in using either or these Taylor built wheels for laden touring if I had to.

If you are happy with the standard range of hub/rim combinations that Taylor offer then I think its a safe order. Of course if you want a specific hub/rim/spoke combination then best to go to a pro wheelbuilder ... or if you are really brave have a go yourself like I did .. http://zenit-b.blogspot.com/2016/10/spu ... ld_15.html

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Re: Taylor Wheels (Germany)

Postby Rich_Clements » 23 Aug 2018, 12:52pm

I bought two dynohub wheels from them a few years back and have not had any issues these where Mavic A319(I think) with a Shimano Alfine dynamo.
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