Felt F4 with 60 mm clinchers from 2Quik Carbon Technology
I recently acquired a new wheelset for my road bike, and - since I couldn't find many other product reviews online - I want to share my thoughts here in case someone on my budget with a passion for going fast is surfing Google looking for feedback from an actual rider.
As a graduate student and a bike racer, I’ve learned to make purchases based on value. In my mind, value means two things: (1) a price that I can afford, and (2) a product that does what I need, with a company that stands behind it. With wheels from 2Quik Carbon Technology, the first component of value - price - is obvious. They’re noticeably less expensive than comparable Easton or Profile Design wheels, and around $2k less (!) than a set of the more refined Zipps or HEDs.
The second component of value, performance and reliability, is harder to judge from a website. When I ordered my 60 mm carbon clinchers I found Anthony, the owner, very easy to work with - and I had the custom built wheels on my bike in two weeks. However, after a few hundred miles I did notice a small wobble in the rear wheel. My local bike shop helped me take apart the hub, which showed that there was a manufacturing defect in the hub. Rather than leave me with a good, but not great, wheelset, Anthony offered to have the factory rebuild the entire wheelset on a set of upgraded hubs. I returned the wheels, had them rebuilt, and got them back onto my bike within two weeks. This level of concern for both performance and customer satisfaction seems to be what drives 2Quik as a company. All companies will have the occasional defect; not all of them will treat their customers as well.
As far as ride quality goes, the wheels are fantastic. They’re stiff enough to sprint on, comfortable enough for century rides and, according to my Garmin Edge, switching from Easton Circuits to 2Quik clinchers increased my average cruising speed from ~20 to ~22 MPH. When I’m in the market for another wheelset, I’ll be looking at a second set of 2Quiks.