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Spinergy Xareo Wheelsets(4 posts)

Spinergy Xareo WheelsetsPaul Bucca
Dec 28, 2001 8:42 PM
I am currently specing out a road bike and have questions about the Xareo wheelset. Specifically:
1. What are the spokes made out of?
2. Is the wheel hard to keep true with fewer spokes?
3. Is the wheel trued using a standard spoke wrench?
4. How durable is the wheel compared to the Dura Ace?
5. What are the downsides of the Xareo besides the price?
Thanks, Paul
Your probably going to get...geof
Dec 28, 2001 9:43 PM
posts that say things like: Spinergy sucks, no customer service, hubs wear out too fast etc...

I personally love mine, have had no problems in 2500 miles, trued them twice (front after a suprise pothole) and have received good cutomer service. Although I have not had problems. I think most of the opinions you may see will be bandwagon type responses with not too much real experience behind them... (with the wheelset)

I like the feel on the road, they have a bit of flex, that's part of the feel and why they are built the way they are. I weigh two hundred pounds and have been fine. The hubs are super easy to adjust and maintain as they are totally sealed bearings.

The spokes are a vectran material.. check out Spinergy's sight...

Are there better wheels for the $$$ probably, do they have the damping characteristics of the Xearo... no. It depends on what you need. Would I buy them again, yes. Do I want kysriums (sp?) YEP, but until these die I'm good to go...
re: Spinergy Xareo Wheelsetsmickey-mac
Dec 29, 2001 10:26 PM
I've got 7500 trouble-free miles on mine. I weigh 175 and have ridden them in just about every terrain and condition. I've had no problem keeping them true. They do require a special spoke wrench. I have no experience with the Dura Ace wheels and can't give you a comparison.
re: Spinergy Xareo Wheelsetsjohnjohn
Jan 3, 2002 8:13 PM
1500 trouble-free miles on mine. Cushy ride, still love the look. Buy on E-bay to save big bucks over shop prices.