I was on a normal run the other day when I got caught in a severe rain storm. I normally never go out in the rain, in fact, I can't remember the last time I did, certainly not in the past year with my current bike. I had just fitted a set of Ksyerium Equipe wheels and tyres - these were new from EBay. They really did seem new, in packaging, with all hub protectors, skewers and tyres and tubes, just as they would have come from the factory, it seemed. The only difference is they were 23c tyres, replacing the 25c on my Trek Domane 4.3. I was going round a corner, not leaning much or going particularly fast, when the front wheel slid out from under me, causing me to hit the ground head first (thanks Kask - phew) and pretty much cut open both knees, the knuckles on both hands etc. thanks to my local casualty and a couple of x-rays, I got patched up, and fortunately no damage to the bike, but I need a new helmet.
Sorry for the length, but I don't know if I did something wrong fitting the wheels, or if I hit a pothole or if the tyres need to be worn in, or if I have been ripped off and these wheels are death traps! Or was it just bad luck? The accident can be seen in glorious HD here - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oS71hA29RyA
I am thinking of putting my 25c tyres back on, and scared stiff of cornering at the moment, so a problem shared...