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    A friend of mine has one.

    Used to be Massans from MASH, and now he uses it. Bunny hops off of curbs. Hasnt exploded yet...

    People on the internet worry about little things all the time.

    "Oh no, someONES H+Son's rim broke, stay away!"

    Talk to people who have either ridden the product/have extensive knowledge about it, or buy something else.

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    I've had a set for about 10 years now. LOVE THEM. Absolutely as true as the day I bought them (which is to say +/- .25mm from center going through the brake pads). I'm 160lbs, and have had ZERO problems with them. I use them as "training wheels" on my TT bike, and "race day" wheels on the TT bike if winds are more than about 15 mph and I don't want to be running a full disc in back. I had ceramic bearings put in them (thanks Richardson Bike Mart!) a couple years ago just to settle the mind a bit.

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    ive read that the early versions were the ones that could possibly break with hard use....but then they corrected them and later models were fine.
    "Never argue with an idiot. He'll only bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience..."

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    Don't be scared of them because of the internet and how intimidating they are designed... just don't pull any tricks on them and you'll be fine even on rougher roads.

    I have a lightly used normal 2nd gen rev x that I ride occasionally, when I take it down from the wall (I have a little collection of composite wheels that I hang/ store on the wall). It's as solid as any other wheel of mine, but the carbon does do some dampening; not to mention the previous owner of it installed "X beams" which supposedly stiffened up the wheel according to spinergy. I have heard of more used ones having more flex to them however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoosh! View Post
    Get a real wheel. One that can be trued, one that's not glued. They may seem kind of crude, but at least they'll support the weight of a normal sized dude.
    Good point. Glued wheels are garbage!


    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    and now they dont.
    As was previously stated, this is mostly because of the rule change. The Hed3 is still around because it is still a good TT wheel (also previously stated). RevXs don't have a deep enough rim to compete with modern deep section aero wheels. Even the Hed3's rim is considered shallow for a true TT wheel, hence the H3D.

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    Don't believe the interweb hype on Rev X's. Just don't get the early models. Just think of automobiles as most issues arise in the first model years and along the manufacturing run of that model the manufacture usually fixes all the little issues and the later models have all the issues ironed out. Same with the Rev X's. I had two pairs and just sold my last pair about two weeks ago on ebay. These things still pull pretty good cash as my pair sold for just a little over 300. I haven't seen a good wheel or wheelset not sell on ebay. Period. For all the carbon they weren't the lightest wheel believe it or not. My wheels tipped in at 850 for the front and 980 for the rear without skewers. I paid for my new road wheels which were 1500g for 250 shipped. The Rev X's just have that dated futuristic look like a Delorean and on a newer road bike they would of looked out of place. The pair I sold I had setup as fixed gear with a Surly Fixxer and I loved them. Though since this is in the SS/FG forum I guessing your thinking of running them in that fashion. You could just run some spacer and a cog or a Fixxer but for what you can get a set of premade fixed gear wheelset for it's not worth it. Here's my old fixed gear with them. I just wanted a pair and haven't run them in a while. If I wasn't building a new race bike then I'd still have them but I knew they would bring some decent cash. On CL I see them go for usually $100 a wheel as that's what I bought them for. The only thing is that I don't do all the skid stopping or crazy tricks so can't say too much on the durability on them in that sense as they were on my commuter.




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    You sold that^ track set on ebay for only $300!

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    no problems here...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    no problems here...

    your bike is the ****

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    No not really. My buddy has been riding this spinergy front wheel for 2+ years. Still good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier853 View Post
    No not really. My buddy has been riding this spinergy front wheel for 2+ years. Still good.
    Worth noting that, if you check out roadbikereviews etc, it seems like the vast majority of Spinergy failures were on rear wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    You sold that^ track set on ebay for only $300!
    Don't feel bad. I put the freehub back on and sold the wheels and Fixxer separately. I sold the wheels for $305 and the Fixxer for $50. The Fixxer is pretty cool but I needed to get a cone machined out for the hub since I think it was intended for non sealed hubs as it makes you reuse your existing cone on the nondriveside. I'm pretty good with my LBS and he's pretty good friends with the machine shop next door and whipped one up for me for free. Most of the same setups I've seen with Rev X/Fixxer they just hodge podge it and use the cone from the freehub and "make" it work with the sealed bearing on the nondriveside. Yikes. I even raced the bike above in a alleycat race this summer so a lot of urban riding and I didn't worry a bit. Everyone there were like "those things are going to blow up" but look who finished second suckas! lol.

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    On another point; can you tell me more about this "fixer"? From what I'm hearing was it a custom hub for the spinergy to convert it to track/ fixed?

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    It just replaced the freehub. Unscrew the freehub and then screw the Fixxer on. I believe with the way they have it setup you don't have to redish your wheel. So you can take most Shimano hubs and install this and voila it becomes a fixed gear wheel. Just thread on a cog and lockring and go. It's machined super tight so there is NO play in it whatsoever. I was expecting some but not a single budge. I think my LBS got it for me around 50-60. Even though my Spinergy isn't an actual Shimano hub it still worked but I had to have a piece made up. All in all still a very cool piece.

    http://www.surlybikes.com/uploads/downloads/Fixxer.pdf

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    Opinions?

    It seems to me that most (all?) of the people dissing the REV-X are merely voicing their opinion? Does anyone have FIRST-HAND experience (meaning it happened to them or they witnessed it happening to someone else) of a REV-X wheel giving out? I've read a number of comments regarding the use of composites in the design of bicycle wheels... to this I feel it necessary to reply "update your thinking". They're using carbon-fibre for EVERYTHING these days. If carbon scares you, don't fly in the new Airbus A350 or A 380. Oh, and grow some. (yes, I had to say it).

    I've had many carbon wheels (Spinergy, HED, Zipp, Grey, Corima), and 5 carbon bicycle frames now (a Trek 5500, a Trek Team Time Trial, a Fuji Team, a Cervelo P4, and my most recent Cervelo S2), and other than crash damage, I've never had one fail/fracture. I've had weld joints on aluminum frames give out, but never had carbon give up on me.

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    I ride a lugged carbon trek frame (2200), and a spinergy (different frame). People seem to be deathly afraid of both things. I've never had any reason to worry about either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry III View Post
    It just replaced the freehub. Unscrew the freehub and then screw the Fixxer on. I believe with the way they have it setup you don't have to redish your wheel. So you can take most Shimano hubs and install this and voila it becomes a fixed gear wheel. Just thread on a cog and lockring and go. It's machined super tight so there is NO play in it whatsoever. I was expecting some but not a single budge. I think my LBS got it for me around 50-60. Even though my Spinergy isn't an actual Shimano hub it still worked but I had to have a piece made up. All in all still a very cool piece.

    http://www.surlybikes.com/uploads/downloads/Fixxer.pdf
    Wait, so surly does not make this anymore? As you said your LBS had the machine shop next to it make it for you. Is there a chance I can get the dimensions/ draft for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djtempo7 View Post
    It seems to me that most (all?) of the people dissing the REV-X are merely voicing their opinion? Does anyone have FIRST-HAND experience (meaning it happened to them or they witnessed it happening to someone else) of a REV-X wheel giving out?
    My REV-X exploded on me and I died...it sucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    no problems here...

    I really like the old Specialized seat clamp QR. Back in the day, those were the nicest thing around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djtempo7 View Post
    It seems to me that most (all?) of the people dissing the REV-X are merely voicing their opinion? Does anyone have FIRST-HAND experience (meaning it happened to them or they witnessed it happening to someone else) of a REV-X wheel giving out? I've read a number of comments regarding the use of composites in the design of bicycle wheels... to this I feel it necessary to reply "update your thinking". They're using carbon-fibre for EVERYTHING these days. If carbon scares you, don't fly in the new Airbus A350 or A 380. Oh, and grow some. (yes, I had to say it).

    I've had many carbon wheels (Spinergy, HED, Zipp, Grey, Corima), and 5 carbon bicycle frames now (a Trek 5500, a Trek Team Time Trial, a Fuji Team, a Cervelo P4, and my most recent Cervelo S2), and other than crash damage, I've never had one fail/fracture. I've had weld joints on aluminum frames give out, but never had carbon give up on me.
    *Me raising hand*

    I owned an early gen Spinergy Rev-X.... got radial cracks from the rivets on two or three of the blades (can't remember).

    Noticed before they failed, and the early gen ones were wet noodles to ride IMHO.

    I still have it. Its on my wall and now serves as a 700c clock with the "spokes" marking the 12, 3, 6, 9 hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    "are xxx wheels really that good?"
    Porn wheels are, in fact, that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    My REV-X exploded on me and I died...it sucked.

    I KNOW! That like happened to me thrice! The last time it happened brought me back to life. See, it all works out. So nothing to fear; cause it's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Wait, so surly does not make this anymore? As you said your LBS had the machine shop next to it make it for you. Is there a chance I can get the dimensions/ draft for it?
    They made me a cone for the Fixxer as you have to use one of your stock cones with the Fixxer. Reason being is that the Rev X axle actually incorporates the nondriveside bearing cone into their axle. Though the cone that comes with the Fixxer axle doesn't fit the Rev X nondriveside sealed bearing. Surly as far as I know still makes them but you just don't see it advertised that much...or at all. I found out about it on one of the fixed gear sites I lurk around on and my LBS never even heard about till he looked in his Surly catalog. lol. They don't turn up on ebay ever as mine was the only one listed and nothing even came up in the completed auctions also.

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    I found some via google and they're pretty expensive...

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