Spinergy X-Areo wheelset

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  1. Guest

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    Spinergy Xaero Wheel Set = Where can I find more info about this wheels, Price , quality and if its a good buy- Seeing that SA can't play cricket, I will try and spend more time in the sadedle.
     
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  2. Vo2

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    Click here to goto the Spinergy website.
    Don't know much about them myself, but I've never heard anyone say anything bad about them! Would'nt mind a pair myself.
    Hope you have a fat bank balance though!
     
  3. Guest

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    Pothole, before you rush out to get yourself a pair of X-Revs, you may want to check out the following site:
    http://home.interlynx.net/~pjdu/
    about some not-so-nice experiences with Spinergy wheels.
     
  4. Guest

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    Thanks, read the article and it looks as if is the 4 Bladed rim that caurse all the trouble. I'm looking at the one with the 18front & 24 back spokes. The weight of the wheel set is only 1540gr. But now I saw the SRX (sr-3) and after the damn article, I may stick to the mavic sub's. What do you think?
     
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    I doubt they'll give you much trouble, much better than the old type imo
     
  6. Guest

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    I looked around in the shops and saw this complete wheelset "Made in australia", seeled hups front and back. I think they are called Xaero, (not a spinergy). Anyone knows something about it?
     
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    Sorry, to post again, but what was very distinct is the spokes. It's the fin, flat and very stiff spokes (Black). The spokes look like the Campag Nuclean spoke.
     
  8. Eldron

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    Unless there is another xaero brand around it is a Spinergy product. The Spinergy XAERO wheelset is a 'traditional' style wheel with hub, spokes and aluminium rim. The 'nifty' part is the spoke set - they're carbon fiber (PBO is the trade name).

    Call me paranoid but I like aluminium hubs, steel spokes and aluminium rims. Aluminium might heavier than carbon but if you hit a pothole it bends (carbon fractures). I recently bought a carbon/carbon fork and still feel a bit iffy when I accelerate hard.

    Having said that the Ksyrium is a tasty wheelset...
     
  9. Guest

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    Thanks, but cant affort the Ksyruim, but what I found out from the shop is that this wheels is called "Formula XR1" but on the rim itself the decals reads XERO ...7 (Made in Australia)
     
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    After a lot of mental preperation and wondering and wondering....if I must spend the money, I went out and found the wheels. It's a set of Formula1 Xero Lite rims, Semi deep sections with flat spokes. Looks cool and hope its worth it. I'm giving it a run tommorow in the Tomcat 99 (114km race). Good Luck for the weekend and make it a great one.
     
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    pothole,

    Have you got any pics/web sites for the wheels? You got me curious too.....
     
  12. Guest

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    Eldron - Cant find it on the web, and no pic's.sorry. You'll get it for about R3,500. Maybe it is all in the mind, but I had a great race on saturday. We did the Tomcat99 (114km) and the first +-15 guys in out group caught up with 4 of the front groups. That gave us a time+ of about 7min on them. So we went with this big bunch till someone in the front of me allowed a gap on a steep hill. So about 30+ riders went away. We were in the G group and 5 of the guys get away on that break. They end up doing a faster time that what the A- bunch did. Impressive. Now, what that got to do with the wheels.? From the start I was in front of my group and it felt the hole time that the bike rolls so easy. My legs never hurt and when pushing the pace, I can feel that bike respond immediatly. The only thing I notice was at one corner, its like the back wheel "shiver", but it could be because of the flat spokes. I must admit, I never rode this type of rims and are not sure that they make the diff or it was just a good day in the saddle, but I hope I can have the same day on Argus day.
     
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    Formula makes high-end road and mountain hubs for at least 7 major US bike companies. Surprised? You shouldn’t be – you could even be riding Formula hubs and not know it! The fact is, Formula hubs now rival even the highest quality aftermarket hubs – and Formula has, at last, applied what they’ve learned to their own products for the launch of their all-new Xero line of road wheels! You’ll get the same race-worthy technology, without having to pay a premium for someone else’s logo!

    The at the heart of these wheels are all-new formula road hubs with new 90º tangential split-flange technology, allowing radical 16-spoke high-tension lacing. Polished to a jewel-like finish, these gems look great, and spin smooth on sealed cartridge bearings – two up front, and 4 in the rear hub. And the best part – these pro-class wheels are just a fraction of the cost of all the other aftermarket wheels! Shimano-compatible freehub ratchets on a reliable 3-pawl mechanism for fast engagement!

    Awesome stiffness, strength, and aerodynamics – Xero hubs laced to lightweight machined 700c clincher rims for ultralight performance. Great race-day wheels for distance or hill events! Includes skewers.

    Specifications
    Manufacturer: Formula
    Model: Xero XR-2 Road Wheelset
    Type: Road
    Color: Black
    Hub: Formula
    Rim: Velocity Machined 700c
    Speed: 8/9-spd
    Drilling: 16 Hole
    Spokes: Stainless Black
    Nipples: Brass
    Weight: 744gm/948gm

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    Pothole, at which bike shop did you get these wheels (if I may ask)?
     
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    pothole, I had the same feeling the first time I rode my Rolf Vector Pro's. I'm sure it's 50/50 mental/physical. Are they going to become everyday wheels or are you just going to use them for races? Congrats on the good race!

    Vo2 - thanks for the info. They look like awesome value for money. Here's a weird bit of news....you can pick up a Ksyrium SSC SL wheelset in the UK for £330. Makes you wonder who's ripping you off in SA (saw them advertised for around R10,000).
     
  16. Guest

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    Hi guys. You get two models : Top of the range is the Xero Light with flat spokes = Cost you R3,300 today at Kroft Cycles in Paarl (South africa) 021 - 872 7773 and then you get the XERO @ R2 600
     
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    Bought at Flandria in Stellenbosch but Hein Kroft in Paarl sell the Formula XR1 for R3300. Note that the picture is the XR2 (lower range) and not flat spokes. I also heard that Giant is backing this rim.
     
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    R3300 ain't a bad price. I'm considering... :-/
     
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    Vo2 - I try to find their website, but without success. Where did you get the pic's from and try and post the "xero light's" picture. looks a bit diff. The rim is a bit deeper.
     
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    All I could find is this: ???

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