|spox 700 new or used||dougm|
Jan 31, 2003 11:01 PM
|I want to get a set of spox 700 clinchers with carbon hubshells? Anyone with a set? Thank you|
|don't buy them||Fender|
Feb 7, 2003 7:56 AM
|Don't buy them. The read spokes tend to break at the nipple and wrap around the cassette causing you to skid and possibly crash. I have also heard that they break in the front wheel and wrap around the brakes, which needless to say leads to major face plant. Also, keep in mind that the spokes sell for 10 bucks at a shop plus labor. Most shops don't carry them anymore.
Heres a better idea I got from a friend (used raced in europe as a junior), buy two aero rims, 32 hole dura ace or ultegra hubs and 32 spokes. Build each wheel with 16 spokes and you'll have a lighter, stiffer and stronger wheel. with cash to spare.
|re: spox 700 new or used||crashjames|
Feb 10, 2003 7:42 AM
|i have a set with the non-carbon (I think) hubshells -- they have about 4K miles with no racing on them. I can email photos if interested. email me at email@example.com|
|re: spox 700 new or used||dougm|
Mar 17, 2003 7:21 PM
|Fender, thanks for the warning but I have had very good luck with mine, I rode them for about three years with no problems, never lost a spoke. Hit a curb and broke the wheel around the spoke. I finally ruined them by riding across Washington State with about 30lbs over the rear wheels in panniers. hit big pothole and with the extra weight damaged the rim. I will buy them again and just use them for riding. Replaced the wheel with a open pro in Washington got my wife to sag for me and continued across the rest of the country.
Crashjames, thanks I just bought a used pair with the carbon hubs (my preference) Thanks anyway. Happy riding Doug