Wheel Set: Spinergy Xaero Lite

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Scott Ghiz, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Scott Ghiz

    Scott Ghiz Guest

    Anyone have good or bad experiences with these? I'm a
    recreational rider and don't plan to race. I basically got a
    deal I couldn't refuse and purchased them. I also got a set
    of replacement spokes. I've ridden almost 1000 miles on the
    with problems yet... keeping fingers crossed.

    Thanks.

    SG
     
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  2. Cat Dailey

    Cat Dailey Guest

    "Scott Ghiz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Anyone have good or bad experiences with these? I'm a
    > recreational rider and don't plan to race. I basically got
    > a deal I couldn't refuse and purchased them. I also got a
    > set of replacement spokes. I've ridden almost 1000 miles
    > on the with problems yet... keeping fingers crossed.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > SG

    I have a set of these that I got because we had an older set
    of carbon spinergys that had to be sent back. In a word,
    spinergy sucks. The xaero lites have a weird dust seal in
    the rear hub that sometimes binds up, preventing the rear
    hub from freewheeling. Before you have this problem as I did
    (with scary results), you may want to remove the seal
    (Spinergy's recommendation to my LBS...they actually told
    the LBS to do it or I wouldn't get my wheel back for WEEKS).
    Spinergy's customer service sucks even worse. They actually
    LOST one of my husband's wheels a few years ago and it took
    forever to get a replacement, their turn around time for
    warranty is abysmal, and they are completely unresponsive to
    emails. My wheels shipped with 2 different skewers and I was
    completely unable to get anyone to respond to my request
    that I get two matching ones (this type of crap just burns
    me up). I have put about 5000 miles on them since the little
    seal problem with no other problems surfacing (thank
    goodness). Also, note that if they need truing, you have to
    remove tire/tube and rim strip (p*i*t*a), and use a nut
    driver from the inside of the rim. Not too handy if anything
    should happen on the road. For that reason, I do not use
    them on trips. I had Vecchio's build me a lovely set of
    Record hubs/Ambrosio rims, and a great lacing pattern. I
    will probably just burn up this set of Spinergys in training
    and never buy another.

    Cat who hates to be the bearer of bad news ;<
     
  3. Scott Ghiz

    Scott Ghiz Guest

    Cat-

    Thanks for the information. Sorry for the late thank you.
    I've been out. I'll probably follow the same dictum, "use'em
    up, throw them out". Thanks again.

    SG

    "Cat Dailey" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<95WdnWE5zfh6jNPdRVn-
    [email protected]>...
    > "Scott Ghiz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Anyone have good or bad experiences with these? I'm a
    > > recreational rider and don't plan to race. I basically
    > > got a deal I couldn't refuse and purchased them. I also
    > > got a set of replacement spokes. I've ridden almost 1000
    > > miles on them with no problems yet... keeping fingers
    > > crossed.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > >
    > > SG
    >
    > I have a set of these that I got because we had an older
    > set of carbon spinergys that had to be sent back. In a
    > word, spinergy sucks. The xaero lites have a weird dust
    > seal in the rear hub that sometimes binds up, preventing
    > the rear hub from freewheeling. Before you have this
    > problem as I did (with scary results), you may want to
    > remove the seal (Spinergy's recommendation to my
    > LBS...they actually told the LBS to do it or I wouldn't
    > get my wheel back for WEEKS). Spinergy's customer service
    > sucks even worse. They actually LOST one of my husband's
    > wheels a few years ago and it took forever to get a
    > replacement, their turn around time for warranty is
    > abysmal, and they are completely unresponsive to emails.
    > My wheels shipped with 2 different skewers and I was
    > completely unable to get anyone to respond to my request
    > that I get two matching ones (this type of crap just burns
    > me up). I have put about 5000 miles on them since the
    > little seal problem with no other problems surfacing
    > (thank goodness). Also, note that if they need truing, you
    > have to remove tire/tube and rim strip (p*i*t*a), and use
    > a nut driver from the inside of the rim. Not too handy if
    > anything should happen on the road. For that reason, I do
    > not use them on trips. I had Vecchio's build me a lovely
    > set of Record hubs/Ambrosio rims, and a great lacing
    > pattern. I will probably just burn up this set of
    > Spinergys in training and never buy another.
    >
    > Cat who hates to be the bearer of bad news ;<
     
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