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Spinergy REV-X wheels(4 posts)

Spinergy REV-X wheelselwis
Nov 18, 2002 6:56 PM
Is this true or ****shit?
re: Spinergy REV-X wheelseschelon
Nov 19, 2002 6:23 AM
These wheels would look so cool on my bike, but I hold back on getting these wheels because of stories I have read and what I have heard from third parties. Obviously, if this site and its claims of the wheels are erroneous, Spinergy would sue to close this site...obviously, Spinergy cannot sue, therefore, this site does have compelling accounts.

I'm not buying those wheels.
re: Spinergy REV-X wheelspmf1
Nov 19, 2002 7:13 AM
I bought a set of these wheels years ago. Actually two sets, one for me and about a year later one for my wife. I broke a chain and took a hunk out of a spoke on the rear and Spinergy replaced it for $220 (half price).

I rode these a lot and never had problems with them. If you think of the sheer number of them out there, a few failures isn't that suprising. Kind of like Trek carbon bikes -- everyone has a friend of a friend of a friend who has cracked one. So yeah, the examples they have on the website are probably true. If you're hard on wheels, maybe you have something to worry about. I'm not.

I do think its worth checking them from time to time, as it is with all wheels. They have a nice ride and are fairly plush feeling. They are aerodynamic and are great riding on a flat surface. They are not great at cornering. Kind of heavy and will really get your attention in a cross wind. I rarely ride mine anymore. They were unique a number of years ago, but for the money, there are a lot of better choices these days (e.g., Zipp).
Nov 19, 2002 10:06 AM
There are an awful lot of pros out there on them. Of course I inspect mine, as I do all my wheels regularly. They are tougher than some of my low spoke count, ultralight rims. They are aero but they are quite heavy.