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A Spinergy Question?(2 posts)

A Spinergy Question?Budda57
Sep 26, 2003 11:13 AM
I have a pair of Spinergy Rev X's that are about 3-5 years old. I was wondeing when I should have the hubs rebuilt and the overall wheel looked at? These wheels have been good too me, I only use them in triathlons and TT's. Anybody have a clue?

I will answer your questions in very general terms.Marketing Dept
Sep 30, 2003 5:21 AM
Q:I was wondering when I should have the hubs rebuilt:
A:The hubs may never need rebuilding if you only use them on race day and they remain clean. A cloth with a quality lubricant should be enough to wipe off road dirt from around the outside of the hubs. Should they require any maintenance, the bike shop may be your best bet. I have found these hubs to be a bit harder to take apart and re-assemble.

Q:... and the overall wheel looked at?
A: You should look them over before every ride. These wheels have a lot of "urban legends" built around them about spontaneous destruction and landing the rider in the emergency room with their arms and legs cut off.

But, for some reason, the Spinergy folks did decide to stop manufacturing, for some reason. That adds a bit of fuel to the fire to support some of the legends.

I am sure there have been some accidents, but that goes along with the sport. The best thing you can do is the pre-ride inspection. If during a ride you happen to hit a pot-hole or crash, be sure to inspect the wheels again before riding.

To check the wheels, do a visual first. Pay special attention to the area around the rivets for signs of cracks. Then squeeze the paired spokes and listen for any creaks. If nothing is found, they should be fine.

Also check to see if the wheels are true. If your wheel becomes out of true to the point of it rubbing hard past your brake, time to retire it.

IMHO, These wheels have been great and were way ahead of their time in design and performance. I have logged thousands of miles on my sets, from crits, to TT's and even cyclocross.

Just keep an eye on them and under the circumstances that you described, the wheels may out last your racing career.