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    Spinegy wheels for Lefty

    Has anyone tried the Spinergy wheels on a Lefty?
    How light are they?
    How do they feel?
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    not so light

    a tube tyres set at about 1600 gr

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    I heard more then once that they are kind of flexy .
    The spokes , after all , are made of nylon .

    I think there are better options out there .
    .....unless you get them at a "I've got nothing to loose" price

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    I have a 2007 Spinergy wheelset on my carbon Rush and let me tell you that is a great looking-bullet proof-all round set, that you can get for almost half the money of a Mavic SLR set with a little weight penalty. In 10 months of abuse on mostly rocky trails they have never let me down.
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    half money of SLR ?

    SLR are UST and Spinergy normal tubes

    in Italy 650 euro for Spinergy and 800 euro for SLR at bike shops

    so not half , but similar price , same weight , but SLR has more technology inside ...

    on web we can spend less money for both .... :-)

    but i choose SLR , if i must choose from these 2 sets

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    My LBS quoted me $1000.00 for SLRs, and $550.00 for Spinergys.
    Close enough to half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1440Brad
    My LBS quoted me $1000.00 for SLRs, and $550.00 for Spinergys.
    Close enough to half.
    Same to me. I had to add the Cdale lefty cap (that's not included!) for another U$15 and U$10 for the Stan yellow tape to convert it to tubeless (10 grs). I don't know about Mavic alu sokes but Spinergy replacement spokes cost U$10 in my country.

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    Do these spinergy wheels come tubeless? or would I convert them? I'm still not totally sold on the tubeless tires/wheels. What does a comparable set of SLR's weigh?

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    I think the Mavics are like 1520g and the Spinergy around 1600gr.
    Spinergy's are not tubeless, but you can convert them as posted here before with a Stan's kit.
    I still use tires with tubes and if you look for a RELIABLE set up it'll be lighter NOT to use UST.
    Regular tires with latex tubes or ultralight butyl tubes will be lighter than a UST tire.
    And a non UST rim is also lighter than a UST one.
    Some folks use regular tires with stans, but a lot of tire manufacturers (like Schwalbe) say it's a bad idea since the Stan's liquid kinda reacts with the regular tire causing it to quickly deteriorate!
    Set ups like that are for racing purposes only.
    I never had any problems with regular tire/tube combos and even if I ran them at 30psi. I didn't get snake bikes....
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    I run tubeless and so far like it-but I do think it is funny that people say it is the only way to go. I have even heard multiple people tell me that you can run a tubeless setup with lower pressures that a tube setup and still have less rolling resistance b/c the tube/tire causes friction! Now That is funny...

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    We put a SLR wheelset on a digital scale @ my local Cdale bike shop and got 1570 grs instead of 1510 grs claimed for a 2007 model, Spinergy was around 1590-1610 grs with Stan tape.

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    I looked at the spinergy wheels on ebay but since you can get stan's wheels, which are lighter, for the same price, I just don't see the point. Especially if you plan on going tubeless.

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    You should check out notubes.com. Uber-cool product. Run tubeless w/o UST tires. I've been riding Mavic Crossmax's for 6 years and I hate them. I'm going notubes!
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    my wheels SLR

    on scale with no valves

    came with 2008 scalpel carbon team replica
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFartYearRound
    You should check out notubes.com. Uber-cool product. Run tubeless w/o UST tires. I've been riding Mavic Crossmax's for 6 years and I hate them. I'm going notubes!

    also for me , CROSSMAX SL from 2002 then SLR since end of 2006

    now waiting for ZTR7000 set with new SOUL KOZAK hubs

    1200 gr with tapes and valves with removable core

    to put my scalpel under 8,4 kg

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    Spinergy, I prefer them.....................

    I have had all the wheels you guys speak of in this thread, I prefer the SPINERGY over all. Let me share: they are very smooth and fast, easy maintenance and yes they can be run tubeless as seen here.........Plus they look GREAT!
    They work well on Scalpel, and Rush.
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    Agree

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFartYearRound
    You should check out notubes.com. Uber-cool product. Run tubeless w/o UST tires. I've been riding Mavic Crossmax's for 6 years and I hate them. I'm going notubes!
    I agree my Arch wheelset frickin' rules. They survived a weekend at Ray's without so much as a wobble. Plus they have alloy spokes which are easier to come by than fiber spokes
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    Meh, flexy again...

    Alu spoked Mavics are probably less flexy, but cost more. Quantify flexy. I love that this is flexy, and that is flexy. Prophets are flexy, any SP without a link is flexy.... This isn't an attack, I just get sick of hearing about how everything is flexy when the vast majority of people out there wouldn't notice Flexy if he robbed them at gunpoint.

    Also, they are kevlar spoked. The kevlar strands are encased on an outer shell.

    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy
    I heard more then once that they are kind of flexy .
    The spokes , after all , are made of nylon .

    I think there are better options out there .
    .....unless you get them at a "I've got nothing to loose" price
    My bicycle gets more dirt than your 4x4.

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    And now for my review...

    I think they're a a good price for a solid wheel set with some flaws.

    Good:
    •Price
    •Good CS
    •32 spokes
    •Pretty bomb-proof if evenly tensioned.
    •Burly
    •Light
    •They look sweet (white spokes on my Storm Trooper White Rush)

    Bad:
    •I'm not sure if their QC is up to snuff - check the wheel tension before riding them, or if you're buying from a LBS have them do it in front of you.
    •You have to buy a Park Tools tension meter to true them according to factory spec.
    •Truing requires removal of tire, tube and rimstrip, but you won't have to do this often.
    •You'll need to buy a new end cap for the wheelset if you want to quickly change between your OEM set and the Spinergys. Add on another $15.

    Also, they aren't tubless, but that's neither here nor there for me. At this point I run a light tube and don't get pinch flats. Why add extra rotational weight on my wheels? That's another thread though.

    All said I would buy them again, but with Mavic coming out with their lower end wheelsets I'd give them a look. To give you some perspective I'm a heavy (205-220 w/ gear) XC/AM rider who also 'races' as well. I found that these were the best all around wheelset when I was shopping around about 2yr ago.
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