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    Wow. These are really light and also look a lot cooler than traditional spoked wheels. I used to like mag wheels for the look. But they add a lot of weight. Check these out. I've never gotten excited about wheels before but these are awesome.

    http://www.spinergy.com/wheelchair.htm

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  • #2
    Those are the same wheels that I have on my chair and its makes the chair a lot easier to push. Plus they come in different colors if you want them. They are kinda on the exspensive side though.

    JJ

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    • #3
      Jeff...

      I have these on my chair (tilite zra)and they were a great investment. It's ridiculous how lightweight they are and the spokes are carbon fiber...hard to destruct or bend. All around a great investment.

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      • #4
        Yep, they are good wheels. I like them because there are less spokes than regular wheels, making the wheel easier to grab onto when taking the chair apart, etc. Less jamming your fingers into the spokes.

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        • #5
          I have Spinergy wheels also. My therapist reccommended them because they are lightweight. I think they look better than plain old metal spoke wheels too.

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          • #6
            Yep, I've got 'em too.

            Great wheels. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

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            • #7
              Here is my new chair I purchasd about 2 month's ago. The wheels are made by a company called Glance Wheels. They are 2 piece polished billet aluminum. As are the side guards.
              I have the spingery wheels on another chair. I like these for the style and they aren't much heavier than the spingery wheel. Much more expensive though. The chair is made by Colours and weighs about 25 lbs.

              Sorry the pic. is so big. I'm not sure on how to down size it. So if someone could for me. Thanks Ed

              [This message was edited by Jeff Weeks on 08-05-04 at 03:47 PM.]

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              • #8
                I'm going to get the spinergy wheels on my new chair. There probably isn't any difference on tire pressure, but thought I'd ask what pressure others have and how often they pump them up. Mike

                T12 Incomplete - Walking with Walker, Oct 2003
                T12 Incomplete - Walking with Crutches, Injured in Oct 2003

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                • #9
                  90 pounds in mine.
                  the only thing i dont like about the spinergy wheels is that i cant have solid inserts, i hate air...always have to add more , plus about a month ago i got 3 flats in one week....what a pita

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                  • #10
                    Ed, cool wheels! Never thought that they made wheels like that for a chair. Now all you need is a "type R" sticker..... just kidding [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

                    Mike, I have those 100 psi Primo tires, I fill them to 110 lbs, in a week or two they leak down to around 70 lbs where I fill them again. I wish someone made a quality inner tube instead of the made in China variety that seems so prevalent.

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                    • #11
                      Jeff,

                      I have 24" Spinergy Wheels on my new Top End Titanium. Very, very light. Well worth the price.

                      -ResonantEcho

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                      -ResonantEcho - T6/T7 Complete - October 31st, 1986

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                      • #12
                        I dig the flamed back upholstery whtpushsu. I wish Quickie would make colored upholstery, I want blue...guess I could try putting colours upholstery on my Quickie.

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                        • #13
                          I have a TRA, it's one of wc's the therapists suggested for my first chair. I plan on upgrading to a custom Ti chair in the future. I am looking into getting spinergy wheels. Any suggestion on size and model I should get?

                          JOE
                          JOE

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                          • #14
                            Flat free inserts won't go in spinergy wheels???

                            Joe
                            And the truth shall set you free.

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                            • #15
                              Spinergy wheels can have solid inserts. I have been using spinergy wheels with solid inserts for about eight months now and haven't had any flats or tire pressure problems. Zero maintenance...
                              c6/7 complete

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