I got this deal and this is a great set for the money. Tire setup took five minutes.Wait for the Comps to go on sale at Nashbar for $200. Totally worth it. Comes with sealant, tape, skewers, valves and all the end caps for qr, 15mm ta, 20mm. (front only). Sweet deal. If you don't care too much about the extra weight, go with the Comps, especially in the $200 price range.
Expert has been strait pull spokes since 2012, also has an alloy freehub body for a small amount of reduced weight.Pros get straight pull spokes. Experts nor Comps do not. I believe bearings are the same for Expert and Comps. And the only real benefit of the Experts now is the convertible rear hub. The Comps are only QR. I've been running the 2011 Experts (now labeled as Comps) for 3 years now and still love them, especially if you can find them under $300.
I have posted on this before. They are really loud, especially on a carbon frame.went with the comps, only question is the hubs seem loud, is that normal for them.
Very much interested in doing this to my new experts I just installed on a carbon hardtail.I have posted on this before. They are really loud, especially on a carbon frame.
I have had 100% success with taking off the freehub, cleaning it and putting a pea sized glob of "Lucas Red and Tacky" grease on and under each pawl.