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Hed 3 or Rev X(3 posts)

Hed 3 or Rev Xburdiman
Sep 13, 2001 5:44 PM
Been considering a Hed 3 (tri-spoke) or Spinergy Rev x Team rear wheel for training. There seems to be trade-offs with each. I am most concerned with reliability, strength, and durability.

Any opinions/experiences to help with the decision?

Thanks in advance.
re: Hed 3 or Rev Xmackgoo
Sep 13, 2001 5:58 PM
Personally I found the Rev X's to catch the cross winds too much for me. On the rear this may not be as big an issue as on the front. I don't know for a fact but I would think the tri spoke may be better in a cross wind situation.
Sep 14, 2001 9:04 AM
I've got a set of Rev-X I've had for several years. They're comfortable to ride, but they are heavy (bad for climbing), corner poorly and can be downright scary in a good cross wind (front wheel chatter). I don't use them all that much -- mostly for rides on a flat surface w/o lots of cornering.

If you want a good general condition wheel, you might want to consider Ksyriums. They're tough, corner great are somewhat aero and somewhat light. They are a good combination of aero and light. There's wheels that do better at one ot the other, but not both. You can get these for around $500 at places on the web (don't pay $800). You might also want to consider aerolight wheel. Quite a bit lighter and about the same cost.