|Spinergy Xareo Wheelsets||Paul 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?
|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 Wheelsets||mickey-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 Wheelsets||johnjohn|
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.|| |