Degrees of separation

Jul. 18, 2008, 2:47 PM

People sometimes email us and ask about knockoffs of our items, or say they can get something a little cheaper that is the “same” as ours. We point out that we can get 3 different versions of items from India but only ever opt for the best type from consistent suppliers.

Then you hear these reports which back up what we say:

I have personally seen at least 6 sets of unknown origin stainless rims that have cracked - one set was only detected when the scooter was lifted up onto a dyno!!!!!!! These were both tubeless and split rim types. [....]

These were not from ScootRS but certainly from the Far East. It was enough to make me think twice about buying them, so I opted for the ScootRS steel tubeless ones with the safety bead. [...]

If you do want to buy a pair then make sure you get them from a reputable source.

There are many hundreds of items that we make inhouse because we are not happy selling local market items due to low quality or inconsistency. Keep that in mind as you shop around.


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