Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-17-06, 10:34 AM   #1
Senior Curmudgeon
Thread Starter
Halfast's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tejas
Bikes: Miyata, Fuji
Posts: 367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What makes wheel XYZ wheel XYZ?

I am a newbie to serious riding and to this forum, and this question is the one that drove me here. That is, what makes a wheel a wheel? I am looking at Xero Xr1s, and cannnot figure out if all Xr1s=Xr1s. Some shops that build wheels claim Xr1s. Others on E-bay are built in Australia. Others claim Formula Xero xr1s, others do not. So does just the rim with a Xr1 label make them Xr1, or do ALL Xr1s consist of the same hubs, spokes, and rims? This seems to be more widespread than just Xero Xr1s.

Thanks for any info.

Halfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 10:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
boscatman's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: 2000 Trek 4500, 2003 Motobecane Sprintour
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very interesting Halfast. I was researching some too about a month ago and ran into the same problem. I got frustrated and bought a different set. I am interested in what gets said in this one. Thanks
boscatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 03:50 AM   #3
I'm made of earth!
becnal's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Bikes: Raleigh Aspen touring/off-road hybrid, and a Bob Yak trailer. Yak very useful for us car-free types that like to buy lots of beer.
Posts: 2,012
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I imagine it would be fair to say that a wheel is equal to the sum of its parts (rim+spokes+hub) + the skill of the assembler.
becnal is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.