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Topolino wheelsYatesie
Oct 3, 2002 8:27 AM
Does anyone have any experience or comments on the new Topolino wheels? They are real light with spokes that run from the rim through the hub and back to the opposite of the rim. Check them out at:
I asked about these a while back.Sintesi
Oct 3, 2002 9:06 AM
No one seemed to have tried them then but it reminded a lot of us of those squishy, draggy SPOX wheels from Spinergy three years back or so. You got to figure those fat spokes with the fishing lures attached are going to catch a lot of air. I think Grzy had a good question about how does one true one side of the wheel without affecting the other end of the spoke. The Topolino has this wild "hammock" design where the spoke runs around the hub and back into the rim; tightening one end of the spoke must increase tension on the other side, no? Seems like a hassle if not a problem.

But they appear to be extremely light, I guess that's intriguing.
re: Topolino wheelsCrazyMan
Oct 4, 2002 11:13 AM
some guys I know have ridden them.
plenty stiff, durable, and smooth.
however, at that price I would go with campy eurus or shook 420s and save some dough...just me, though.
re: Topolino wheelsjjohnson05
Oct 6, 2002 8:56 AM
If these wheels remind you of Spinergy, it is because they are the brain child of former Spinergy employees who wouldn't move from Connecticut to California when Spinergy headed west.