Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Spinergy REV-X Goes For Broke




You've probably seen these already but Milanofixed.com is so on it... 

4 comments:

Julius said...

Everyone should freak out now about how unreliable spinergies are now just like they did about H+Son.

asb said...

Oh Julius... this should not have been news at all! People in the "road racing massive" have known for a long time that the Rev Xs are prone for massive failures.

Here is a picture for you from way back before 2003 that should clarify the issue with ultra low spoke count wheels like the Rev X:

http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-020/img/Colour.jpg

And thew web site with more info:

http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-020/index.html

konkeli said...

Spinergy stopped rev-x production in '99. So even the newest wheels are ten years old, and for carbon fiber - is used - that's quite long time.

And I believe that they were prone to breakage even in the 90's. When used on roads, not doing tricks.

konkeli said...

^meant to "If used"

But this is taken from the spinenergy site:

"Previous Models (Including Rev X):
On older models, specifically the Rev X series of wheels, please inspect the entire wheel on a regular basis. If any cracks, separations or bulging is found in the rim, the wheel should no longer by used. (see "Special Note" below) All components on a rider’s bike should fall under these guidelines, as normal wear and tear can cause gear to break without notice."

http://www.spinergy.com/Bicycle/tech.html