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Spinergy Xaero? Anyone used yet??(7 posts)

Spinergy Xaero? Anyone used yet??northern rider
Apr 25, 2001 4:30 PM
I'm looking at the Spinergy Xaero wheelset. Has anyone seen or ridden them? I rode last years Spox, and did not like them, but the Xaero's are supposed to be much better with the new spoke material.

I've looked at various websites for aerodynamic wheel data and last years SPOX faired poorly due to the fat spokes.

I'm not looking for alternatives or suggestions for other wheels, I'm looking for opinions on the wheel based on first hand experience.

re: Spinergy Xaero? Anyone used yet??MGS
Apr 25, 2001 6:03 PM
I use both Xaero and Nucleons.
The Xaeros are heavier, but extremely aero and comfortable.
Only have 300 miles on them, but very smooth, quiet, true, and absorb shocks like a spring.

Plus, cool colors.
Yesmike mcmahon
Apr 25, 2001 8:38 PM
I got a set of Xaeros on my new bike in March. I'm running Chorus 10. After about 750 miles, I started getting a nasty sound from the area of the rear hub. I took it to my LBS, where it was torn down, checked over, and greased. The noise persisted. I sent the wheel to my frame manufacturer and received a loaner wheel (not bad, a Nucleon). Anyhow, I haven't received the word on what the problem is yet. I suspect it has something to do with working out the bugs for the Campy 10-speed cassette body. The wheels were working flawlessly until the noise started. I hope to recapture that experience once I get the wheel back. At this point, I would hesitate to recommend them if you're using Campy 10-speed. I just feel lucky that I bought the bike from someone who really takes care of his customers and is intent on resolving the problems with no down time for me. Based on other stories here and on other boards, I also feel fortunate that I don't have to deal directly with Spinergy customer service.
Yeskeith m.
Apr 26, 2001 6:12 AM
I ride the SR-3's. Same as the Xaero's but with steel bladed spokes instead of the PBO. I have about 800 miles on them now with no problems at all. I have campy ten speed as well. I also had last years SPOX and I can tell you that the SR-3's are definetly faster and more aero. However, the ride of the Spox was smoother, but I ended up having hub problems with them, and had to have Spinergy fix them. The XAERO/SR-3's use Edco hubs, so they shouldnt have many problems like the SPOX had. I think the XAEROS would be the ticket. As for the nuc's, the weight difference should only be around 60-70 grams. not enough to feel really.
P.S.mike mcmahon
Apr 26, 2001 1:36 PM
I just got the word that the wheel is repaired and is on its way back to me. The problem was a broken spring clip that is part of the cassette body assembly. I should have the wheel back in the next few days. I'll post an update after I've had a chance to put some miles on it.
More questions, can they support a 210# clydesdale?PCH
Apr 26, 2001 10:59 AM
I noticed on the Spineregy Web site that they no longer produce the Spox r2. Do the X Aero's stand up to weight as the R2's did?
Don't knowmike mcmahon
Apr 26, 2001 4:59 PM
The Spinergy website contains little information about Xaeros. Since the end of last year, the site has promised a PBO FAQ that still has not arrived. I note that the FAQ regarding Spox says that heavier riders should use the R2 rather than R1. I weigh about 180 and have been assured by more than one person that Xaeros are plenty stout to support my weight. However, there is obviously a pretty substantial difference between 180 and 210. You may want to e-mail Spinergy to determine the company's official policy on weight limits for Xaeros.