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    Hello All,
    Total newbie here. I am anticipating the delivery of my Tilite ZRA by the end of the month....pretty stoked to get out of the behemoth that I was sent home in. With that said I spend a lot of time outside and have done a bunch of reading on how to make life a bit easier off the "beaten path". I have ordered a Freewheel as well as a set of Spinergy Sumo wheels through Living Spinal. It seems they are the exclusive dealer for these wheels and there are no reviews on these wheels at all. I know it is a bit late but wondering is anyone has any experience with them?

    For vanity sake I also ordered a pair of Carbon blades. I know they are expensive but they are just so damn sexy so I figured if I have to spend all day in a chair I might as well like how it looks. It is interesting that Spinergy changed the material they use on the carbon blades. The older ones used more of a spread tow weave where as the newer ones are more of a conventional weave. I personally prefer the look of the newer ones.

    Cheers,
    Jim

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    Those Sumo wheels are OK, but they suffer from the same old issue as most (all) "fat tire" solutions: wheel spacing. If you don't intentionally space your everyday wheels out farther than necessary (for minimal width during everyday rolling - a high priority IMO), then the Sumo tires will rub. We need another company to pick up the old Rogue design, which included ~1" offset on the inside of the hub, so spacing would remain the same swapping from everyday to off-road sized tires.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Oddity View Post
      Those Sumo wheels are OK, but they suffer from the same old issue as most (all) "fat tire" solutions: wheel spacing. If you don't intentionally space your everyday wheels out farther than necessary (for minimal width during everyday rolling - a high priority IMO), then the Sumo tires will rub. We need another company to pick up the old Rogue design, which included ~1" offset on the inside of the hub, so spacing would remain the same swapping from everyday to off-road sized tires.

      That is ingenuous. Yes, talking to Andrew at Living Spinal he thought that I would have to use spacers so I pickup up a set and new pins.

      Cheers,
      Jim

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      • #4
        That is ingenious. Yes, I was recommended spacers on these as well.

        I should have them on Saturday but I am afraid my chair does not show up until the end of the month.

        Cheers,
        Jim

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