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    #16
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      #17
      Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
      I think you have it exactly backward.

      I have a set of Rogue wheels (titanium flange) with Kenda Iron Caps and they are demonstrably lighter than either the Spinergy LX and Round Betty Dinos wheelsets I have, both mounted with Schwalbe Marathon Evolution Plus tires. I've not weighed the wheels without the tires, so I can't provide and A-B-C comparison, but the Schwalbes are considerably heavier than the Iron Caps; they're also a much more robust tire, last a VERY long time and, so, IMO, worth the additional weight.
      i agree, i like the Schwalbes too but my Rogues are heavier than my Fusions and that is is why i keep my Rogues as spares

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        #18
        Originally posted by BobMach View Post
        i agree, i like the Schwalbes too but my Rogues are heavier than my Fusions and that is is why i keep my Rogues as spares
        The Rogues were touted to be the lightest wheel available, the titanium hub version, anyway. The Sun Fusion, as posted in this thread by Todd @ ADI, are 1 ounce heavier than the Spinergy (presumably the LX), which all other things being equal makes the Sun Fusion a "best buy," though it doesn't claim the mantle as the lightest wheel available. (And the Rogues are no longer available.)
        stephen@bike-on.com

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          #19
          Vain or not, I prefer the look of the LX wheels.
          C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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            #20
            Originally posted by wheeliecoach View Post
            The difference between the Spox and the Spinergy LX wheels is that the spokes on the LXs are thicker, thus stronger. These wheels also weigh less (but by how much I am not sure). These wheels have less spokes because the spokes are stronger.

            The SLX wheels are the same as the LX wheels except that they are primary used for sport chairs. They have the same spoke as an LX wheel, but it has more of them than the LX because of the abuse sports chairs take.

            Both Spox wheels and the LX wheels are significantly ligher (in my opinion) than a traditional wire wheel. This made a difference to me since I have some shoulder issues and I wanted my chair and its components as light as possible for pushing and for transferring into and out of my car.

            Hope that helps some.
            Thanks to everyone for their responses - VERY HELPFUL!!!! It sounds like the spinergy LX is a reasonable way to go for me for everyday. Some of you mentioned other brands I am not familiar with. One, has a titanium flange? I wonder why others don't offer that....other than cost.

            Also, have any of you tried to get Spinergy wheels without the logo on them? I get so tired of being a rolling advertisement for all these manufacturers! Ti-Lite used to allow you to pay extra to have logos left off your chair but this time they said no! Grrrr.

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              #21
              Originally posted by jody View Post
              at least there are options
              Jody - awesome pix. I'm sure nothing stealth happened in those!!!!

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                #22
                Originally posted by hardcastle View Post
                Also, have any of you tried to get Spinergy wheels without the logo on them? I get so tired of being a rolling advertisement for all these manufacturers! Ti-Lite used to allow you to pay extra to have logos left off your chair but this time they said no! Grrrr.
                I have not personally tried...but all I did was remove the stickers that are on the wheels. They peel off eventually anyways.
                "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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                  #23
                  Yea, they were stickers and you can take a hair dryer to em to heat em up and then peel em off and clean off the mess and you're good.
                  Most everything I say is

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by stephen212 View Post


                    If they were affordable, I would love to have a set of real carbon fiber wheels, like the (made in Austria) Xentis wheels seen on this Schmicking, which probably go for over $2000, but don't quote me.

                    I love that wheels too, $2340 a pair adapted for wheelchais here in Spain.
                    That wheel are an offroad rim, Xentis Kappa.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                      If they were affordable, I would love to have a set of real carbon fiber wheels, like the (made in Austria) Xentis wheels seen on this Schmicking, which probably go for over $2000, but don't quote me.
                      Noooo, why did you show this, I like everything about that chair, not just the wheels, best looking chair but $$$$$
                      .
                      Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by JGNI View Post
                        Noooo, why did you show this, I like everything about that chair, not just the wheels, best looking chair but $$$$$
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                        I've never seen a Schmicking chair in the flesh. (I have seen one of their handcycles, which has been the inspiration for some of the Top End designs, though not its equal.) According to the person who introduced me to them (an adaptive equipment expert who doesn't post here) Schmicking is at the very top of the heap in terms of build execution and strength, so over its potential many years of service, its value becomes more affordable. That, and the Euro is tumbling. Also, they will build pretty much whatever you want, or so I'm told.

                        For anyone who's truly interested in purchasing one, you can get hooked up by contacting Bike-on.com.
                        stephen@bike-on.com

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by JGNI View Post
                          , I like everything about that chair, not just the wheels, best looking chair but $$$$$
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                          That wheels are not from that chair, you can order that wheels for any wheelchair, you send the hub that your are going to use and they make the wheel with that hub.

                          Stephen posted the best pic of that chair, with CF sideguards and Xentis wheels, i don`t think really is so cool, i don`t like it much, but of course is a very good and light chair, the complet weight of the chair with CF side guards, brakes and rear wheels can be under 11.5 lbs.

                          Here you can see pics of how is really the chair.

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