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This is an unbiased comparison of YOELEO vs. Winspace – two Chinese carbon manufacturers that produce high-quality carbon products.
You will find out whether one is better than the other, how my test of their customer support ended, my experience with their products, and much more.
Let’s dive in.
- About YOELEO & Winspace
- YOELEO vs. Winspace Compared
- YOELEO Popular Products
- Winspace Popular Products
- YOELEO vs. Winspace FAQ
- My Verdict
About YOELEO & Winspace
YOELEO was established in 2011, but their story began in 2007 when they started manufacturing carbon fiber products for other brands. Over the years, they gained a lot of experience that they transformed into improving their products. YOELEO portfolio includes frames, wheels, and accessories for road, mountain, gravel, track, and other types of bicycles.
Winspace was founded in 2011. They develop and produce high-end carbon frames, wheels, and other accessories. Their product offer is narrower than YOELEOs’. They focus mainly on road bike components like wheels, frames, and accessories. Winspace also develops its own components like hubs. In 2020, Winspace established an in-house brand called Lún (a “wheel” in Chinese), and since 2021, their road bike wheels (HYPER and Road Series) are UCI approved.
YOELEO vs. Winspace Compared
Let’s now take a closer look at the differences between YOELEO and Winspace.
If you live in Europe, you will appreciate that YOELEO has a European warehouse. This means that European customers get faster shipping, and the import fees are already included in the product’s price. However, not all products that are available in their Chinese warehouse are available in the European warehouse. Winspace has no warehouse outside China yet.
YOELEO also has a slight advantage in certifications. All their road wheels are UCI approved. Most of their products are also SGS & TÜV certified, so you can be sure you can rely on them. Winspace has a UCI approved T1500 aero frameset and also UCI approved wheels (HYPER and Lún Road Series).
Both companies offer live chat support. So I decided to try it. I sent a few questions to both of them at around 8:30 AM (GMT+2), 2:30 PM (GMT+8).
Hello YOELEO / Winspace
What is your current approximate order processing time for wheels? How long does it take to ship them to Europe with standard and express shipping? And how much are the shipping and import fees for wheels?
Thank you in advance for your answer.
YOELEO was around 15 seconds quicker than Winspace. Both agents connected immediately. However, none of the agents answered my questions on point. They answered only 1 or 2 of my questions, so I had to ask follow-up questions. Unfortunately, it took significantly longer for the Winspace agent to answer them, and he stopped responding in the middle of our chat session. Huge fail. YOELEO is the clear winner here.
Maybe I was unlucky because being connected to a new, inexperienced agent or Winspace support is more overwhelmed. I waited about half an hour, but the agent did not get back to me.
In case you are interested in the answers to my questions, here they are:
YOELEO (see transcript)
- Processing time 10-15 days
- Delivery time with prepaid ($80) tax shipping 20-25 days
- No additional import fees
Winspace (see transcript)
- Processing time up to 10 days
- Delivery time up to 25 days (free shipping)
- No answer to the import fees question
Please, keep in mind that these time periods may vary and are not guaranteed.
Both brands offer products in similar price ranges. YOELEO wheels start at around $650, and frames at around $1,100. Winspace is slightly more expensive. Their HYPER wheels cost $1,200, and frames start at around $1,180. Lún wheels cost $698.
The table below shows a comparison of YOELEO and Winspace.
|Product Offer||Wide (road, triathlon, MTB, CX, gravel, track...)||Narrow (road, MTB, gravel)|
|UCI Approved Wheels||Yes||Yes|
|UCI Approved Frames||No||T1500 only|
|Live Chat Support||Yes||Yes|
|Wheels Warranty||3 years||2 years|
|Frames Warranty||3 years||3 years|
|Crash Replacement Program||No||No|
|Discount Code||Use 'cyclistshub' code to get 2% off your purchase||Use 'cyclistshub10' code to get 10% off your purchase|
YOELEO Popular Products
1. YOELEO SAT C50|50 PRO Wheels
These UCI approved wheels can compete with wheels of mainstream brands not only thanks to the affordable price but also thanks to their riding characteristics. They are available in multiple widths (23, 25, 27 mm). The 25mm wide option weighs around 1520g which is more than Winspace HYPER.
Further reading: I also compared all YOELEO road bike wheelsets to explain their differences and help you choose the right ones.
They are stiff, responsive, and aero optimized. Based on Hambini independent testing, they absorb 185 watts at 30km/h (18.64mph). This is less than the Zipp 303 45mm (189 watts) or Giant SLR 42mm (190 watts).
Also available at yoeleoeurope.com
You might also be interested in this selection of the best Chinese carbon wheelsets.
2. YOELEO R11 Lightweight Frameset
R11 is an affordable lightweight carbon frame that weighs 850g in 54cm size. This makes it ideal for climbers. It is available for rim and disc brakes, in multiple colors and you can order a custom paint job too.
TIP: Check out the comparison of all YOELEO road framesets.
3. YOELEO H9 V2 Integrated Handlebar
This is the second generation of the YOELEO handlebar. YOELEO improved the internal cable routing of their H9 V1 handlebar in the H9 V2 version. It ensures easier cable installation. There are also other slight improvements in the material and construction.
You can choose their width (380, 400, 420, or 440 mm) and stem length (90, 100, 110, 120 mm) to maximize the fit.
Also available at yoeleoeurope.com
Winspace Popular Products
If you heard about Winspace, you probably heard about their HYPER wheels. People took Winspace online store by storm after Hambini’s review. But Winspace also develops other products.
1. Lún (Winspace) HYPER Wheels
Lún (Winspace) HYPER wheels look amazing. They are well-built, fast, and UCI approved. Even Hambini admitted he would be proud of putting his name on them.
They are available in multiple rim depths (38, 50, 65 mm) and also for rim or disc brakes. The 50mm rim option weighs just around 1349g (pair). Their only main disadvantage is that they are slightly more expensive than YOELEO SAT PRO C50|50.
A Few Words About Lún
Lún wheels by Winspace take the best from the flagship Winspace HYPER wheels. Lún wheels are slightly more affordable, focusing on the best price-performance ratio. Read this HYPER vs Lún Road Series article to find out which wheels to buy.
2. Winspace T1500 Frameset
Winspace T1500 is an aero frameset that includes seatpost and fork. It is UCI approved so you can use it in official UCI events. The frame weighs 1050g. It is available for disc and rim brakes.
If you are interested in a custom Winspace T1500 build, I recommend watching the Cam Nicholls series on YouTube.
Don’t miss this selection of the Best Chinese Road Bike Frames.
3. Winspace Zero Integrated Handlebar
Winspace Zero integrated handlebar is compatible with all Winspace frames. It is available in multiple stem lengths (85, 95, 105, 115, 125 mm) and widths (380, 400, 420, and 440 mm).
Of course, they were properly stress-tested so you can rely on them in any situation.
YOELEO vs. Winspace FAQ
So, who is the winner in the YOELEO vs. Winspace duel? Both these brands produce quality carbon products that you can rely on…
If money weren’t a problem for me, I’d probably lean towards Winspace HYPER wheels. Their “butterfly” design is unique, and the Lún wheels also look great. However, Winspace’s offer of frames is very limited, so I would look for a frame and other components at YOELEO.
The only thing I’m sorry about is my experience with the Winspace live chat. There is clear room for improvement here for Winspace.
Due to the unfortunate experience with Winspace customer support, I recommend YOELEO.
I recommend yoeleoeurope.com for European customers (you get faster shipping and import fees are included in the product’s price)
Which of these 2 brands is your favorite? Or do you prefer another Chinese bicycle brand? Let me know in the comments below.
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