Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spinergy Rev-X

This one is a little hard to see, but what you are seeing is the remains of a Spinergy Rev-X wheel. Only one bladed carbon spoke and a small segment of the rim remains.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh god. How'd you come out of that? I've been debating on buying one for a conversion since newer carbon tri spokes and such look too modern for the bike, but I've been really skeptical after finding reviews like this. What'd you do to cause this, and how long did it last?

mrmike said...

Did you get hit by a car? I've been riding my Rev X's since 2001 and they are still in perfect shape.

Anonymous said...

yeah, probably tank rode over this wheel...pictured wheel looks like Super Stiff, i rode one of this for 10 years until my rim walls broke from wear, i striped rim and glued tubular and i still use it. I used this wheel for TT, road trainings, races, cyclo cross etc. My best wheel ever, choice of WC Oscar Camenzid, Mario Cipollini, Pawel Tonkov etc. I wish Spinergy still make them...

Dan Zapata said...

If you still have the broken Spinergy wheel, Sell me whats left. I need the end caps.

Dan Zapata said...

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Roadrunner said...

That happens during skidding. You can clearly see at the rearstay of frame. Carbon bondaged hub/spokes combination is not recommended for skidding because of opposit working forces in wheel > bike system!!! The thin tubes from rear triangle of the cheap frame couldn’t stand these forces. The bonded joinment in the hub came loose after bending the rear stays. I would avoid to convert full carbon wheels into fixed!
Not a good idea...as you can see. The super stiff never fails easily by just riding !

Roadrunner said...

I meant the bonded rim of course came loose when bending the rearstay. The joinment from Spikes into the hub shell is still given.