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Formula Xero wheels(5 posts)

Formula Xero wheelsI Love Shimano
Sep 16, 2002 1:57 AM
I already did a search in the archives but only came up with a few threads on this. There were a few of you who used this though (500 miles looged), so now, I guess you must have thousands of miles on this set. How did it go? did the hubs improve? How do you find this set compared to others?

Over 2000 miles on mine.......Dave Hickey
Sep 16, 2002 3:11 AM
No problems so far. For $219.00, it's a good wheelset for the money.
2500 miles logged here...GeekRoadie
Sep 16, 2002 8:31 AM
I picked up a set after seeing some of the comments on this site. I figured they were worth a try.

I weigh 145 and have been using them for about 3 months. During this time I've logged just a little over 2500 miles on them.

I've got the version with 16 spoke fr/20 spoke rear. In general, I'm pretty happy with them. They aren't the lightest for sure, but they have been durable and have not needed any truing since mile 200. The best part of them wheel I would have to say would be the Velocity Deep-V rim. The rims are stout and have a good braking surface. The front hub is spinning just as well as when I first got it but I have noticed that I have a bit of a wobble in rear. I removed the cassette to check bearing preload and the freewheel mech. and they seemed fine. The hub still wobbles but the wheel is straight. I guess I'll just keep riding it.

I've also got a set of Rolf's and Mavic OP's w/Ultegra and the Xero's are not significantly any better or worse.

I thought I had the wobble problem...Dave Hickey
Sep 16, 2002 9:00 AM
It turned out to be the last cog and the cassette lock ring. The last cog seems to fit even though it's not seated perfectly on the splines. I had two attempts with last cog before I got it to seat correctly Also, double check to make sure your lockring is on straight.
I thought I had the wobble problem...GeekRoadie
Sep 16, 2002 11:54 AM
Thanks for the tip. I'll double-check tonight.