Everyone should freak out now about how unreliable spinergies are now just like they did about H+Son.
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.jpgAnd thew web site with more info:http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-020/index.html
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.
^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
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