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Pre-built wheelset question-Spinergy vs. Formula(7 posts)

Pre-built wheelset question-Spinergy vs. FormulaTIC
Mar 26, 2001 2:06 PM
I need a new wheelset for general use. I do some climbing and I will use them for a few races (6 training races). What is the opinion of Spinergy SR-3s and Spox R-1? I have Spox MTB wheels and Love them, but I'm concerned about the aerodynamics of large diameter spokes at speed, and worry about breaking a nipple and slinging the flexible spoke around my brake caliper(ouch!!). Also, Supergo advertises (in the catalog) a wheelset by Formula for $199 that sounds great. Anyone seen them or have experience with the formula wheelset?

BTW, I weigh 170lbs., and I'm very easy on equipment. I rarely break anything.

Thanks,

TIC

Anyone know the weight of the Spinergy SR-3's?
SR-3'skeith m.
Mar 26, 2001 7:59 PM
I bought some SR-3's about two months ago at supergo. I wasnt looking to buy a new set of wheels but the manager offered me such a deal ($150 for the set, campy free hubs)that I jumped on them as a back up set. They weigh just over 1700 grams (about the same as ksyriums), are semi aero (30mm) and have bladed spokes, Edco hubs, which I love. They have stayed true to this day (about 800 miles so far). I also own a set of the R-2's and I can tell you that the SR-3's are faster on the flats and more stable when doing a fast descent. My speeds have gone up about 1/2 mph on my daily local ride that includes three miles of hills. Some of the roads I ride are fairly rough, and I have total confidence in these wheels (I weigh 170). When I spin the wheels on my workstand you can feel alot less air coming off of them compared to the R-2's, and with fewer and bladed spokes, I would assume them to be much more aero. For the price I would recomend these wheels, just take off the silly looking decals.
Hey Keith, did you look at the Formula Xero at Supergo?TIC
Mar 27, 2001 2:12 PM
The Xero is listed in the Catalog, but not on the website. Just curious about them at $199. They state about 1550 grams and they look like great technology, but I've never heard anything about them. I know Formula makes a lot of wheels for others, but this is the first Formula brand tha I've seen.

TIC
Hey Keith, did you look at the Formula Xero at Supergo?keith m.
Mar 29, 2001 3:50 PM
too new to know anything yet. I can call my manager friend and ask about them. He always tells me the truth, not always what I want to hear. Looks like a great climbing, all around wheelset though. I asked him the other day about those new access carbon frame sets, and he said it's great. He mentioned that some of the higher up's at Supergo went for a tour of the factory where they are made and that there is no expense spared in the quality. FWIW.
SR-3'sBC
Mar 27, 2001 3:57 PM
Dude, you got 'em for $150! On the site it lists them at $399. Ya got a great deal, I wish I lived there.
SR-3'sixiz
Mar 29, 2001 10:54 AM
How did you get them for that price
email me with some tips
SR-3'skeith m.
Mar 29, 2001 3:37 PM
friend of the manager. what else can I say.