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Spin Carbon Road Wheels(5 posts)

Spin Carbon Road WheelsTaylor_A
Jun 18, 2001 11:29 AM
Has anyone had any experiences with Spin carbon road wheels? I have an opportunity to pick up a used set and was looking for some feedback.

I tried going to the company website www.spinwheels.com, but it doesn't seem to be there anymore. Is the company still in business?
re: Spin Carbon Road Wheelsbigbadtrikid
Jun 18, 2001 1:14 PM
How much are you forking over for these wheels. I've never heard of spin. i would go with some Zipp 303's 0r 404's.
heavy and not aero what more dont you want!str8dum
Jun 19, 2001 6:18 AM
re: Spin Carbon Road Wheels/unless your real ....TC
Jun 19, 2001 9:23 AM
hard on wheels I wouldn't get them. As the previous post said they are heavy and there's other wheelsets out there that can serve you better. I used to ride with a guy who was 220 and a spoke popper from the outset. He liked them for their durability though.

TC
re: Spin Carbon Road Wheels/unless your real ....peloton
Jun 19, 2001 11:57 AM
From what I hear, the mold that Spin used to produce the wheels broke and they couldn't afford to replace it and so folded as a result.

I had a set of Spin MTB wheels. They were super durable. The bearings were among the best I have used, and they were very easy to sevice with a couple of 5mm allens. Very stiff feel under the bike too, no rubbing on the brakes due to flex. I raced a dual and an XC on them every weekend, and they refused to come out of true. They are going on their sixth year under another rider without a problem now. I imagine that their aerodynamics on the road must be solid. They are a bit heavy though, compare the weights to other aero wheelsets for a real comparison for what they were designed. The only bad thing I can see it that with Spin out of business, you won't have warranty, or the ability to re-rim the wheelset. If you can get them cheap, they may be a good option for you.