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Spinergy Rev-X noises - spoke/rim interface(4 posts)

Spinergy Rev-X noises - spoke/rim interfaceMarlon
Mar 5, 2001 7:42 PM
My race-wheel Rev-X's are making funny noises that they've never made before - when I squeeze one pair of carbon spokes (or "blades") together close to where the spoke meets the rim, I hear this "crunchy" sound, like plastic fibres or bristles rubbing against each other. This "crunchy" sound translates into an audible "creak" when I'm riding, especially when the spoke is in the 6 o'clock position. None of the other spokes are doing it, but the pair of spokes in question still look sound (no visible cracks or fractures)

Anyone with experience with Rev-X's or carbon-fibre components care to comment on whether my Spinergies are still safe to ride? The wheels in question are around 3-4 years old.
re: Spinergy Rev-X noises - spoke/rim interfacegrz mnky
Mar 6, 2001 8:38 AM
They pretty much all make noise. It's the rivets working their way through the CF. Another quality product of the month from Spinergy.
re: Spinergy Rev-X noises - spoke/rim interfaceJason
Mar 6, 2001 4:21 PM
Many people seem to slam Spinergy. Many of them for very good reasons. I recently picked up a used pair myself ('99) and they work great.

I would recommend you have the wheels looked over by a store that has someone who knows their stuff on Spinergy. Contacting the company is a disaster.

Please keep an eye on any strange noises (like you did) and make sure there are no visible cracks. A crash in those wheels is not pretty.
re: Spinergy Rev-X noises - spoke/rim interfaceKStone
Mar 7, 2001 2:23 PM
You are looking in the right place (spoke/rim interface). The wheel may have dirt trapped between the spokes at the rim interface. As the wheel loads and unloads during rotation this pair of spokes will make a sound as you have discribed.
KStone