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    New question here. Any 29er Riders Using Spinergy Xyclone Disk Wheels?

    I've been thinking about a set of these for a 29er. I read the reviews, but wanted to see if there's anyone who has anything else or pics to add...Especially pics of the white spoked model. Thanks

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    I don't have any experience with these to tell you about....but from years ago when Spinergy was big in the tri-geek world, and for a year or two in MTB, yes their wheelsets were light, had a nice feel with PBO straight pull spokes, but replacing or even purchasing a single spoke was a nightmare if the need came up. Wait for some more posts in making your choice.

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    You get extra spokes with each wheelset.

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    ive been running them for a little over a year now. Im 6'2" 210 naked. First they were on my Jet9 now there on my Rip9. I dont baby them. Drops jumps etc. Traditionally I ride light, but honestly I havent given these any special care. They absorb loads of vibration without feeling overly squishy. As a side note, I run them tubeless (rampage SB8) and after the initial seating theyve been flawless. I guess they could be 200g lighter, but for the money, theyre a VERY strong contender. HTH

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    i too am running them on my rip 9. 6'2" 240 nekkid and the are a bit flexy in the rear for someone my size. otherwise they have held up EXTREMELY well considering the pounding they get 3 times a week! i have ridden them in a 24 hour race and a 6 hour race in the last 6 months and the only issue thus far is that the rear hub had to be tightened after last weekends mudfest of a 6 hour race. i have taken out one chunk on the rear on an avalanche of baby heads created by someone eating it uphill from me. I have the red spokes and it looks KILLER on the raw rip 9 frame...

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    Get Them!

    I've been running them for about a year now and I weigh 230 lbs. I have them on my Jabberwocky. Not a single problem with them. The combination of steel frame and carbon spokes is amazing.

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    Thanks for the info. I'm 190 with gear. I bought the 2nd to last pair of white spoke 29er wheels on ebay for $529.00 with free shipping. There should be one pair of whites left and some blacks too.
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    I have been running mine for about 18 months in lots of rocky mountain rocks, Tennessee roots, Florida limestone and sand and so far they're straight, true and un-dung. Kinda heavy, but no failures yet. Tubed.

    Oh and mine did not come with spare spokes and were bought new from a dealer off of eBay.
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    Get Them!

    I converted mine to tubless using the Stans kit without a problem. I am running the standard Geax Sugaro 2.2 tires. I have run them as low as 20 psi. I will be switching the sealant to Cafe Latex because I dont want to risk damaging my rims with the Stans sealant based on what a lot of people have said about the amonia in the sealant eating aluminum. I just wish they weighed about 1600 grams instead of the 1800 and something that they actual weigh.

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    I've been riding for Spinergy for almost 5yrs and I've had these wheels on all kinds of bikes..(road, Freeride, 29er, tubeless) They ROCK..ZERO PROBLEMS..One time on my fall lines (DH-freeride wheelset) I broke like three spokes but other than that..... Go to their site and check out my Bio.....Now before anyone says "Duh, of course your going to say they rock you ride for them) WRONG,,,,,That's not me brother..If they su@k they are NOT for me PERIOD.......Hope this helps.. CF.

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    Great wheels! Solid. Somewhat light. Very maintenance. Decent bearings. Loads of curb appeal!! Blingy!!!

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    I like mine a lot. I had a set of OLD MTB spinergys that did have hub issues. however, they now thoughtfully source some parts from hadley in this regard and i love mine. they may very well a bit flexy but perhaps they are compliant...dunno, but i love them and they seem VERY low maintainence. just have spoked on hand if needed, just like you should with any wheelset / spoke combo. just need the spinergy tools to help with process. in summary, i like me these wheels

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    Spinergy's use Hadley freehubs now? What does that put their engagement at? 36 point or 72? This could make them a very nice option at the ebay pricing mentioned earlier . . .

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    Hubs seem to engage quicker then other wheelsets I've been on. It would be nice if they were lighter but there strong.

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    I ride em and LOVE em Keep a few "spokes" on hand just in case but other than that, no special treatment required. They've been bulletproof so far...

    How about you fellow Spinergy riders post pics of your rides??? I'll get some of mine up tomorrow

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    Excellent responses.

    I bought the white spoke model and will post pics of them on my new not yet ridden Atomic Blue (glow in the dark) Air9 with the matching fork.
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    I was going to post pics but it decided to snow and sleet all day so... I'll post them when I can

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    Was just checking out the web site and see that that Spinergy has a trade in deal of 20 to 25% off. Anybody use it?
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    Spinergy wheels are great. I had them on my26 epic and rode that for three years and the wheels were as true as the day I put them on. When the time came for a 29 wheelset it was an easy choice. They outlasted my jet9 and are now on my air9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rocket
    Spinergy wheels are great. I had them on my26 epic and rode that for three years and the wheels were as true as the day I put them on. When the time came for a 29 wheelset it was an easy choice. They outlasted my jet9 and are now on my air9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX
    I ride em and LOVE em Keep a few "spokes" on hand just in case but other than that, no special treatment required. They've been bulletproof so far...

    How about you fellow Spinergy riders post pics of your rides??? I'll get some of mine up tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaizen
    wow...nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX
    How about you fellow Spinergy riders post pics of your rides??? I'll get some of mine up tomorrow

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    My 08 Cannondale F29er ONE








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    Quote Originally Posted by ecthelion
    Spinergy's use Hadley freehubs now? What does that put their engagement at? 36 point or 72? This could make them a very nice option at the ebay pricing mentioned earlier . . .
    I just mounted a pair on a new Big Mama build and counted the clicks last night out of curiousity. They are 36 point engagement.

    Having run the 26er Xyclone Enduros on a Reign for several years I have no qualms at all about the durability and low maintenance the wheelset provides. They were the only choice for my 29er build.

    I'm over 250 suited up and tend to bomb down hill and mash uphill, with a tragic history of breaking spokes, freehubs, etc. before giving Spinergy a whirl. They are the most durable wheels I've owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexReign
    They are 36 point engagement.
    Thanks! I was hoping they would be the 72 point, but that at least these are a bit above a nice set of handbuilt Hope Pro2s.

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    how do the hubs sound????

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    Damn that cannondale looks badass with that wheelset

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    A little loud but not bad. If quiet is important than they might bother you. I noticed the sound on the first ride but not since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbone
    Damn that cannondale looks badass with that wheelset
    That Cannondale turned into this...



    and it's in the process of a rebuild, AGAIN Give me another week and I'll be updating my build thread, Coolest Scott 29er on the planet???, with the new setup

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    trying to get pics in without having to edit them!

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    Spinergy 29er Xyclones with white spokes you requested.
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    I run Spinergy wheels on ALL of my bikes..They are just perfect IMHO....CF.

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    cool...i like the hub buzzzzzzzzz

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    I know this is a fairly old thread but it is exactly what I was looking for. I just got the 2011 Specialized SJ 29er EVO in all black and the wheels are a little week for my taste. I'm 6'2 220....working on 230 and I need strength under me. Thanks for all the input guys. My decision is made.

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    I have had mine for 15 months and am FINALLY having to do something to them! One spoke up front was cut almost halfway through so I am replacing it and 2 others that have knicks on them. Otherwise, carefree riding for 15 months! Still wish I had the rear maxle though!
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    The rims are listed at 23mm wide. Seems kind of narrow by current standards. Anyone having sidewall issues with fatter tires on these rims? How wide a tire are you Xyclone owners running?

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    I've been looking at these as well and this thread has answered pretty much all of my questions about them. Though I am curious about what tire sizes people have been running on these like SAWS is.
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    Been running them on my Sultan and now on my Jabberwocky for the last 8 months or so. They are some of the most bombproof wheels I have ever owned. I don't baby them at all and they are as true as the day I got them. Great wheels.

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    Speccy captain control 2.0 on the back and a maxxis ignitor 2.1 (rides like a 2.25 though!) on the front. The captain is an amazing tire to me. In the process of setting up ghetto tubeless now.
    "The good news is you're still conscious, the bad is that you're too heavy for me to carry. You gotta ride it out bro."

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    "The good news is you're still conscious, the bad is that you're too heavy for me to carry. You gotta ride it out bro."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridelikeafatkid
    So the tires bead rolled off the rim and this happened? At least that is what it looks like happened. What size tire were you running and at what pressure?
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    That is what happens when you try to run too low of a psi in a tubed tire in sandy conditions... The bead rolls right off! Happened to me twice now and was stuck painting the house all day so no tubeless work done today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX
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    Hey DFYFZX... How did you find the the Lefty version of the Spinergy's? Any flex at all? Pro's and Con's?

    It's not very often you see a Lefty-fied versions of the Spinergy's... Look real sweet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_N
    Hey DFYFZX... How did you find the the Lefty version of the Spinergy's? Any flex at all? Pro's and Con's?

    It's not very often you see a Lefty-fied versions of the Spinergy's... Look real sweet...

    TIA
    I have a buddy that has a Cannondale FS with a lefty and Spins and he loves them. He's a clyde and has never had any trouble.

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