Spinergy Tilium

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  1. suprax55

    suprax55 New Member

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    Hi I was wondering if anyone had some first hand expierience or knowlegde of the Spinergy Tilium. I was looking into those our the Xaero Carbon SS, Hed alps, or Ambrosio Xcarbo. I was leaning toward Tilium but was affraid to spend so much money on a unknown wheel. Any Sugestions. I am looking for a carbon aero clincher wheel. I have ruled out the Zipp 303's because I had them and I spoke broke. I had barely had them for a month.
     
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  2. rv

    rv New Member

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    don't know anything about the tillium.

    I have the cllincher alps, and love them. but, they're strictly rr and tt wheels...not for everyday!
     
  3. xavier

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    I sell Spinergy and take it from me, DO NOT buy them. Service is horrible. I been waiting for order here for a loooong time and always get the run around with fakes dates.

    I love the Zipp.

    Spokes will always break. Nice thing about Zipp is they use a standard spoke. Simply call Zipp or a dealer and get some replacement They are not expensive.
     
  4. zaskar

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    How does the wheels perform though, the Tilium ss.
     
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    Does the tilium ss use standard spokes, or could you use standard spokes as replacements?
     
  6. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    I've never owned them, but I was under the impression that the Tilliums were fairly sturdy and, unusual for carbon wheels, fit for everyday use.

    They're a bit heavier than other carbon hoops, but they're filled with a semi-dense foam (as opposed to the usual hollow carbon dish) and apparently a smooth ride.

    I think they use a proprietary spoke.

    On that note, dismissing the Zipps for having busted a spoke on you isn't really fair; you can expect to break a few spokes on any wheel over its lifetime. As xavier pointed out, Zipps use standard spokes, which makes servicing them easy.

    If there's a problem with Zipps, it's that tubulars are the source of their fame -- Zipp clinchers have undergone a few redesigns, and though they're apparently now much improved over the initial 2001 (02?) model, it remains to be seen if they're a wise buy.

    For the price of Tilliums (about $800 USD), one should note, you can get a pair of Ksyrium SLs, Campy Eurus, Velomax Ascent IIs, Rolf Prima Vigors or Rolf Prima Elans. Among carbon wheels, what's available at that price point (really, just the Tillium) is a less obvious value than these excellent aluminum rims.

    Good luck deciding.
     
  7. Aztec

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    Definitely don't rule out the Zipps! Don't they use Sapim CX-Ray spokes??? Those are about as good as a spoke gets. Stuff happens and breaks now and then. To ditch the Zipps would be silly and irrational. Saaaaaaaaaaay, wait a minute... wanna sell me yours then?
     
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