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    anyone still riding the spinergy rev-x?

    hey guys..
    now i know this wheel has a lot of hate and a lot of love, and a lot of mystery as it has faded from the limelight, but i have found quite a bit of info on this wheel, replacing bearings etc and was wondering if anyone would benefit from me putting together an online rev-x resource.

    i know its old news, but its so damn interesting reading about some carbon wheel that came out of nowhere, made appearances on rosie odonnel, some tv show called, "Pacific Blue", and prob had more PR than any other wheel like it, seems to tell me they were selling the sizzle, and not quite the steak!

    anyways, i sorta like this wheel, but i am kinda attracted as to how there is not much to be found on the internet about it, as it came out between 1995-2002? hence my reasoning to put together an online resource.

    I figured from that era of 1995-2002, someone that had $1500 to blow on bike wheels for a $2000+ bike, prob didn't have the income or the interest to have a $2000 computer + internet, like AOL!

    if anyone has some personal experiences they can add, remember seeing it in some magazine etc etc, i'd hope u can reply to this thread - hopefully it can have more substance than the "don't touch it, it will explode on you" sorta replies I would get from the fixie forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trueno92 View Post

    if anyone has some personal experiences they can add, remember seeing it in some magazine etc etc, i'd hope u can reply to this thread - hopefully it can have more substance than the "don't touch it, it will explode on you" sorta replies I would get from the fixie forum.
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    They look cool until they kill you.

    Plus they are no longer mass-start legal. All those UCI rules about spokes and such.
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    They're HUGE in cyclocross. Everyone's always trying to get their hands on them. I don't know why. Not aerospokes, not heds, just rev-x's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fix View Post
    They're HUGE in cyclocross. Everyone's always trying to get their hands on them. I don't know why. Not aerospokes, not heds, just rev-x's.
    If they have durability issues...how come they are used in Cyclocross?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BHBiker View Post
    If they have durability issues...how come they are used in Cyclocross?
    It doesn't hurt as much to fall on grass as it does to fall on asphalt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    It doesn't hurt as much to fall on grass as it does to fall on asphalt.
    naaah that can't be the reason...as much as its a cute explanation...
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    it makes sense to me.. I would much rather hit the deck at 10mph on dirt/grass than 20-40mph on the road

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    They can also be had used for pretty cheap, so that coupled with the slow fall theory probably is the reason.
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    i see people with them every once in a while riding around town here, see them on MTN bikes too.

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    i think they are great looking, heard the worst stories about them though

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    Mountain Bikes? The plot gets thicker!!!!
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    I have a pair...

    They are HEAVY BOAT ANCHORS...

    But do look cool...

    I no longer ride them but use them as wheels to hold up bikes I am not riding at the time...

    Tell me more stories of death and destruction caused by the wheels...

    Any wheel can fail, these just happen to be sharp...

    But why would you put a body part in between any moving spoke...

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    I thought there were three versions of the hubs, and only the first two collapsed?

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    What are these durability issues you speak of? I knew plenty people who raced on the same Rev-X wheelsets year after year with no problems. I know they're rotating carbon blades of death, but I never heard of any frequent failure problems.
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    I had a set of 1996 wheels. They were on a 1988 Schwinn Paramount. The combination of steel and carbon wheels made the best riding bike iI ever owned. Sold them after all of the bad press back in 2002. They were cool and rode nice to boot. They did catch a lot of side winds though and you had to be prepared to counter steer......
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    well I guess they are the epitome of yesterday's news, but I thought an online resource could be helpful.
    Yes, they are reaching a new audiance - hipsters, budget roadies, and itsneven new to me, but now the cx crowd as well.

    I have collected quite a bit of info as to their inherent weaknesses but also which versions are stronger, somewhat more durable, etc. Some of it from spinergy test riders, former employees, various quotes on the net. It won't be historically correct word for word, but with this new generation of tricksters and hard riding fixed crowd, I'd expect to hear more breakage posts, here on bf - ESP with 10yr old resins etc!

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    I had a moutain rev-x when I was in college... never broke it despite my earnest efforts to do so.

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    rev-x shed mud great. you can pam or endust them for extra mud shed. good for cx

    but

    the fatal flaw in rev-x was the rivets. cracks could form. those would lead to sudden zero
    warning complete spoke implosion. lots of injuries

    if it happens in cx, not so much. grass or mud, only a little pavement. anyway if you constantly
    inspect the wheels you won't get burned by them


    I had a pair of mtb rev-x and could not destroy them. they do ride nice. rear wheel
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    still have mine ,hardly used ,I put those stiffeners on also ,need to replace the rear bearing it has about 25k lateral runout which I dont like,where can I get bearings

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHBiker View Post
    If they have durability issues...how come they are used in Cyclocross?
    They're not. They're dangerous crap that will kill you and hunt down your family. Avoid at all cost.
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    I'm 200lbs, ride them frequently, and have never had any problems...and they will tell you driving a vehicle is hazardous to your health too...

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    Anybody have any good pictures of rev-x failures? I can't seem to find any, I'm guessing it's because the rev-x was before the digital camera area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BHBiker View Post
    If they have durability issues...how come they are used in Cyclocross?
    Not much for the mud to stick too, plus they're light?

    Plus crashing in cross kind of goes with the territory, so an exploding wheel is less of a risk than in a fast crit.

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