Frequently Asked Questions

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General

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edco is very proud of the products we design, engineer, and produce. edco warrants its products to be free from defects in materials or workmanship, including spoke breakage, for a period of two years after the original purchase. edco will, at its discretion, repair or replace the edco product found to be defective based on the terms of this warranty. edco also reserves the right to provide a full refund in the amount stated on the original invoice or bill of sale. This warranty only applies to the original owner and is not transferable. Claims under this warranty may be initiated through the retailer where the edco-equipped bicycle or the edco component was purchased, or directly with edco. Warranty is only valid when original proof of purchase is provided.

When sending an edco wheel for warranty, please remove all accessory items including tires, tubes, rim tape, cassettes, skewers, computer magnets, etc. If you fail to remove these items, we are not responsible for loss or damage. 

Make sure to include a short description of the warranty claim and your contact details. An original proof of purchase is required.

This warranty does not cover cosmetic imperfections in the surface, finish, or appearance of the product that were apparent or discovered at the time of purchase of the product or damage occurring during shipment or transport. 

This warranty does not apply to products that have been incorrectly installed, adjusted, or maintained according to edco specifications. Maintenance specifications can be found in the product instruction manual or online at edco.ch.

This warranty does not apply to damage caused by a crash, impact damage, abuse of the product, non-compliance with edco usage guidlines or any other circumstances in which the product has been subjected to forces or loads beyond its design or intended use.

This warranty does not apply when the product has been modified.

This warranty does not apply when the serial number or production code has been deliberately altered, defaced or removed.

This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear. Over time, all wear and tear parts are subject to damage as a result of normal use, failure to service and maintain according to recommendations and/or riding or installation in conditions or applications other than recommended. edco considers hub bearings a wear-and-tear item, and except under extenuating circumstances, bearings are not covered under this warranty.

This warranty does not cover damage caused by the use of parts from other manufacturers used in, or in conjunction with, the edco product. This includes brake pads.

This warranty does not cover damage caused by the use of parts that are not compatible, suitable and/ or authorized by edco.

This warranty does not cover damage resulting from commercial (e.g. rental) use.

edco does not return damaged rims or other damaged products sent to us for warranty evaluation and claims.

edco is not responsible for shipping charges related to warranty evaluation, repair, or replacement.

LIMITATIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

The duration of any implied warranty or condition, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise, on this product shall be limited to the duration of the express warranty set forth above. In no event shall edco be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to this product except as set forth herein. Some locations may not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some locations may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.

 

WARRANTY EXPLANATION

This warranty in no way replaces or is an extension of a complete bicycle manufacturer‘s warranty. It is the edco product owner’s responsibility to regularly examine the product to determine the need for normal service or replacement. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which may vary from location to location.

 

In the event of a defect or issue, you can initiate a warranty claim through your local dealer, or directly with edco. Regardless of your choice we will do our very best to get you back on the road quickly.

Through your dealer:

  • Register your product at edco.ch 
  • Visit your dealer with the affected product and your original proof of purchase. The dealer should contact their edco distributor or edco directly. 
  • Together with your dealer we'll work to get the product repaired or replaced as quickly as possible.

Directly through edco:

  • Register your product at edco.ch 
  • Take a picture of the affected product and detailed picture of the affected area.
  • Contact edco by sending an email to info@edco.ch. Please include photos, serial number, description of the defect, cause of defect and proof of purchase. Make sure to also include your contact information such as phone number and address.
  • We'll contact you within the next workday with additional information. 

edco designed and applied on all our wheels a unique Integrated Low Temperature braking surface. This provides improved braking in all weather conditions. 
In combination with our own brake pads optimized for our rims you'll get the optimal braking performance.

The most effective braking technique is not to drag the brakes but use a pulsing technique. Hereby you use the front brake for 60% - 70% and 30% - 40% pressure on the rear brake. 

Our hubs and wheels are hand-assembled by master wheel builders at our head office in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Each wheelset requires approximately one and a half hours to achieve perfectly even spoke tension and a 0.2mm lateral tolerance. 

Wheels

You can use any cleaner that will not affect epoxy resins. Acetone or denatured alcohol work quite well on the rims but be careful with this since you might risk damaging the decals.

Be careful using degreasers around the bearings, to prevent the bearings wearing out quickly.

Brake Pads for both Tubular and Clincher carbon wheel sets:

To reach optimal performance, edco Carbon Cesso Red brake pads provide the ideal balance of feel and stopping power, and helps to keep rims cool.

Alloy brake pads and carbon:
Do not alternate your same set of pads between rims with alloy and carbon or ceramic braking surfaces, as residual embedded alloy shards could damage the carbon surface.

Ceramic pads and carbon:
Be aware of the fact that most ceramic brake pads contain abrasives that can lead to excessively high brake temperatures and possible carbon rim damage. 

Brake Pads for alloy brake surface:
Simply use your standard brake pads.

Brake pads for ceramic brake surface:
For our wheelsets with ceramic brake surface we recommend using the specific edco ceramic brake pads.

Rims

Our Integrated Low Temperature (ILT) braking system is used on all edco carbon and composite rims. Layered 3K carbon; high-temperature, wear-resistant resin; a proprietary surface finish;
and specially developed brake pads provide a high coefficient
of friction while maintaining stable temperatures across a variety of conditions.

Developed as part of the ILT braking system, our 3K carbon rim bed and brake track provides a stable platform for the ultimate carbon rim – a strong foundation that performs well under the temperature extremes rim braking creates.

If you want to clean your carbon or alloy brake surface without harming the material of the rim or influence the braking performance we recommend to clean your rims with Acetone.

If there isn't much glue you can glue the new tire on top of the old glue. Normally this will soften up when it comes in contact with the new glue.
If you want to glue the tire on a clean surface you could use a solvent like benzene.

Don't use a sharp or hard tool to scrape off the glue. Those tools can damage the carbon rim.

edco uses high grade carbon fibre to construct their wheels. 

Hubs

All edco road wheels and hubs feature our patented Multisys
freehub body, a design that allows the installation of Campagnolo or Shimano/SRAM cassettes without changes or modifications.

The installation keyways on Shimano/SRAM cassettes often bite into the softer aluminum material on the freehub body, making them difficult to install and remove. edco’s patent-pending Antibite system incorporates three hardened steel inserts on the Multisys freehub body, preventing damage to the aluminum.

Yes, you will just need to add a 1.85mm lower cassette spacer.  You can pick this part up from most shops or online retailers.  Just add the spacer, then cassette, and you're ready to ride!

The edco MultiSys freehub body is designed to be compatible with all Campagnolo or Shimano/SRAM cassettes from 8 up to 11 speed.

The MultiSys freehub body can also be used on older wheelsets that have been equiped without the MultiSys body. The freehub body can easily be replaced by your local edco dealer.

edco has designed and built hubs for a number of leading brands for more than 30 years. Precision-machined in Switzerland and hand-assembled in The Netherlands, every road hub employs our patented Multisys freehub body for compatibility with Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo cassettes. edco-designed bearings mean years of ultra-smooth riding; a 5-point sealing system ensures minimum resistance and maximum protection.

We have the following hub models:

  • SuperG
  • SuperG FD
  • Aptera
  • Aptera3
  • SuperS Track

Most premium hubs on the market today use ordinary industrial bearings, also known as cartridge bearings. While they offer a balance between performance, life, and cost, they’re designed for a broad range of uses and applications. Bicycle hubs are different, though. Operating at relatively low speeds, they not only require a tight seal against water and dirt, but also must withstand both radial and axial loads. edco has developed its own bearing specification to provide each hub with years of trouble-free, high-performance use. Lubrication, ball and raceway tolerances, seal design: everything is considered and tested – both in the lab and in the real world – before we put them in any edco hub.

Spokes

All edco wheels are build with high quality spokes and nipples from Sapim. We only use two types of spokes making sure to have proven quality throughout our collection. Our spokes of choice for the Optima series are the rigid J-bend CX Race spokes. For the ProSport and AeroSport series we use Sapims aero Straight Pull CX Sprint spoke (DB wheelsets have aero CX Sprint J-bend spokes).

The spokes are secured with Sapim's proven secure lock nipples preventing them to untight while being used.

We use Sapim brass secure lock nipples.

Decals & accessoires

Yes we have a high quality kit from manufacturer Bioracer. You can order the whole kit, jersey, bib shorts or socks via our webshop.

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All current models have decals underneath a clear coat, so they can not be replaced. 
Decals of older models can be replaced. For a new set you can contact us.

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