There, I said it. But don't take my word for it. Here is a short clip of a set of Powertap DTSwiss R460 wheels. When we sell a set of these, we correct the build before sending it to the customer because, to be brutally frank, the factory builds aren't 100% ready to go. The first part of the clip shows the wheel out of the box - pretty good, huh? Then you see what happens after we do our standard spoke de-stressing - pretty ugly.
Before it goes back in the box, of course we readjust everything to make as sure as we can that the wheel is true and stays true for a good long time no matter what you throw at it.
It's probably a bad game to sell a terrible margin product that requires this much work just to get out the door with our name on it, but we're sticking with it for now. What we prefer to do is build our custom hand-built wheels for you from scratch, where we have complete control over the process and outcome.