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Spinergy Rev X for TT?

Old 02-27-07, 10:14 AM
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Spinergy Rev X for TT?

Got a set of Rev X's sitting in my garage and was wondering why I dont see many (any) around anymore. I see they are not legal for road races / crits anymore but they are a damn nice TT wheel. I dont have an issue with flex and the carbon spokes are in good shape.

Is there a reason I couldnt or shouldnt ride these in TTs?
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they have failure issues and I think they don't far well when actually put in a wind tunnel. But that maybe just be against more modern aero wheels.
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Well if you're going to use them for anything, this seems to be it
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The later generation Rev-X's were strong and durable, albeit a bit heavy compared to today's wheels. I had someone put a pedal in my front wheel in the last lap of a crit, placed in the sprint, and used the front wheel for years after (I still have it but it's now just sitting in a spare bike).

If these are your most aero wheels, no reason not to use them.

Looking into the legality of the wheels but I don't know if they're totally illegal for mass start USCF races unless you're doing a Cat 2 or higher race (or a UCI race).


*edit* they are totally illegal for mass start races unless the edge of the spoke has a sheath on it. no definition of sheath and the wheels did come with something resembling the car door edge protective sheaths.

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I have ridden a set in a bunch of triathlons over the past year or two; they've been bullet proof. Aero data is somewhat conflicting but pretty much anything with a 40+ mm rim depth is going to outperform a shallow rim.
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