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Spinergy SR3s - a prefab wheel for the masses?(5 posts)

Spinergy SR3s - a prefab wheel for the masses?Steel Fan
May 15, 2001 9:22 PM
Apparently, Spinergy has figured out how to make a light (1750g total), aero (30mm), wheelset for a price slightly less than that of a Bugatti ($300), or a pair of Mavic Special Ks. Anyone have first hand experience with the SR3s - aka Spinergy's foray into the world of relatively "normal" (i.e. not Rev-X) wheels? Perspectives on durability, ease of maintenance, performance and value for $$ would be greatly appreciated.
re: Spinergy SR3s - a prefab wheel for the masses?keith m.
May 16, 2001 7:38 AM
I'm sure that everyone who visits this board regularly is getting sick of my post's about this wheelset, but here goes again. I have about 1000 miles on a campy compatible version of the SR-3. They are stout wheels. The more I ride them, the more trust I have in them, and I ride some pretty rough roads. They actually weigh around 1728g's. They are just as true as the day I bought them.The SR-3s use straight pull spokes (bladed) attached to Swiss made Edco hubs which are easily servicable (unlike some of spinergy's previous forays into hub making) and they spin beautifully. These wheels are fast enough to race on. They inspire confidence on fast descents, sprint well, and climb better than my open pros. You feel directly connected to the road, in a good way, not harshly so.The only drawback in my opinion, and this is minor, they don't brake quite as well as my open pros. I took the decals off of mine and they are stealthy looking. I get people asking what wheels are those. I would have no problem recomendending these, especially for the price.
SR-3 - Please post a reviewMeDotOrg
May 16, 2001 3:27 PM
Spinergy certainly has a lot of people beat on price. The rap on Spinergy has always been poor customer service and reliability. If you've had good luck, that's great, but please post a review. Maybe you can inspire other SR-3 owners to do likewise, because there are no SR-3 reviews on this site.
SR-3 - Please post a reviewkeith m.
May 17, 2001 7:30 AM
I can't post a review because they don't have this wheel on the review board yet. I will as soon as they do though.
Consider VelomaxFoster
May 17, 2001 8:56 AM
I know a few people with the SR3's and they all love them, but in the same price range are the low-end Velomax Circuit Comp's. These are great wheels, stiff and light. I got a set thru my LBS with my club discount. The fact that they have a higher spoke count 24f/28r ( I weigh 180lbs.)than the SR3's and came with a free pair of Michelin Axial Pro's made them an excellent buy for this budget racer.