I bought these about a month ago for my Aventon Diamond frame that recently had the back wheel explode.I only needed a back wheel, but the price was right for the set and these look great, so I went for it. My first impressions of the wheels were great, they came set up fine and were easy to throw on and go. Initially, I only used the back wheel, as that is what I needed at the time. But swapped in the front after a few weeks- Story below
Problem #1 - During the 2nd or 3rd ride the rear wheel lock ring was not tightened all the way and slipped while braking (brakeless set up). Didn't cause any issues, but was frustrating that it wasn't tightened to spec. I have a trixie tool, so I tightened it down and problem solved.
Problem #2 - Put the front wheel on in preparation for a 50 mile ride. Got about 20 miles in, in an area that has no vehicle access, and during a rest stop, the front tube blew while the bike was sitting against a rail. Scared the crap out of me!! Damn! Luckily it happened while the bike was unoccupied, and not 5 minutes before during a 30 mph technical descent. So out comes the flat kit and I pull the tube and notice that there is a decent size puncture hole in the tube. (mind you, I have not done anything to this wheel, so the set up is straight from factory at this point.) I inspect the rim and find multiple areas with exposed machine holes where the rim strip is not covering. See pictures below. I have no idea what these holes are for, or why these wheels were sent out this way, but it was very frustrating to find while on a ride. I was not about to risk having the front tube blow again while riding, with no way to cover these holes, so I ended up having to call my wife to have her drive out my other front wheel. My buddy I was riding with rode 5 miles to the nearest spot to meet her and bring me the front wheel so we could continue our ride.
This could have been tragic! I have lost faith in Aventons wheels