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Can anyone help in identifying some Spinergy wheels?

Old 02-05-14, 11:58 AM
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Can anyone help in identifying some Spinergy wheels?

Hello all,

I have no clue about these wheels and neither does the seller. There's no model number or anything is what he's saying.



Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-05-14, 12:05 PM
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Does it have PBO spokes? Looks like a Xaero Lite to me.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
Does it have PBO spokes? Looks like a Xaero Lite to me.
I don't know and I'm betting the owner doesn't either. I could probably see if he could send some pics.
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Wow, he was actually pretty darn quick! Here's a pic, hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
Does it have PBO spokes? Looks like a Xaero Lite to me.
That's what I thought.

They're a light wheel with carbon fiber spokes that you need to adjust by pulling the rim tape and using a special wrench. If you can get them for a good price, they're decent enough. The question is why you'd want to buy them if you don't know what they are. Does the seller at least know if it has a Campy or Shimano freehub? If you get the wrong one, you won't be able to mount your cassette on it.
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I'm assuming they're Shimano. I have a cassette I can bring if needed. He has the set at a good price, but I just don't know if I could use them or not. Is there a weight limit or a link that would help me read up on the wheels? It's kinda hard with what I've been given.
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If they are the Xaero Lite they are still on Spinergy's website.
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Unless the price is really low, I would pass on them. They aren't very light. They aren't very aero. They use specialized spokes that are a pain to find. I know about all three because I had a pair.
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How does someone determine "really low"? I'm trying to figure out what these wheels are, and something like that makes pretty much no sense at all.

I'll just post a link and decide to bow out, http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv...321715187.html

So still no idea if these are worth it or not? I realize that one has to be able to judge a wheel upon handling it, but one also needs to determine if the wheels are worth following up on.
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Personally I'd pass, you can get comparable new wheelsets at a little bit higher price and more then likely the new ones would be warrantied.
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I'd offer a c-note and enjoy them. Can't have too many wheelsets.
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Dang for that price I'd do it. I trained/raced on a set of those (assuming they are Xaero Lite's, which I think they are) and they were great. IIRC, about 1540g for the set, and they were strong (I only weigh 145lbs though).
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I wouldn't buy anything that uses proprietary spokes. Too much of a pain when one goes. The Xaero Lite also needs a special spoke wrench and you need to strip the rim tape to make any adjustments. I had a set of Xaero X years ago. Same rim with bladed straight pull spokes, and even those were a pain when they needed maintenance.
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