E*Thirteen reliabilty issues.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2019 at 10:39 Quote
I know this sounds like it might not be related to YT, but since YT specs their bikes with so many e13 components, I wanted to ask this question here.
I love YT bikes, I had great experience with YT itself.
e13 support is very good too, but i feel that reliability is not the best.

I had my rear wheel replaced twice, because of spokes breaking at the J-bend.
I actually ended up with two rear wheels, because of shipping mistake, e13 just told me to keep old wheel.
So I was riding stock wheel. In the meantime I had other wheel rebuild with stock hub/rim but Sapim spokes. This one lasted three months. Rim started cracking at nipples.
So I put the stock one back on, and had first one rebuild with e13 hub, sapim spokes and DT EX511 rim.
After I installed rebuild rim, I noticed the fully stock e13 TRS 29 wheel started showing signs of cracking at the nipples too. Warranty status on this one is pending. But it's less than three months of riding.

Also, On spoke broke in the front wheel. I had it rebuild with different spokes this fall. So far so good.

In the meantime, I had TRS 9-46 casette replaced under warranty, broken tooth on the steel cog and steel cogs were loose, moving back and forward in relation to aluminium cogs.

Not very good reliability record. I've seen some people reporting issues with wheels or cassettes.

What does everyone have to say about E*Thirteen? Support had been good so far.

Posted: Jul 19, 2019 at 10:56 Quote
I can only speak to their TRS Plus wheelset but so far I am super happy with mine. So far I have 5 months on them and I have had zero problems. The wheels are way stiffer than my old Stans Arch EX's and I've pinged them off of a few rocks and roots (a sound I always hate to hear) and the e13 rims have stayed true with no dents or broken spokes. I know they had some hub issues a few years ago but I thought they fixed those.

Sorry to hear you are having problems. I didn't know much about e13 and was skeptical when the rims came stock on my 2019 YT Jeffsy but now they are a brand that is on my radar.

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