Last week, some new additions joined the Tri Madness family. A new set of wheels!
For a long, long time I’ve wanted a set of aero wheels. Like many folks, I’ve gazed longingly at Zipps, Hed’s and other brands of wheels. Last year, I interviewed Chris Thornham from Flow Wheels, a start-up company making aero wheels.
But the wheels have always been out of reach. I could never justify dropping close to $2500 bucks for a new set of Zipp wheels. So, I went down the path of renting them a couple of times. I enjoyed the “free speed”, even though it wasn’t exactly free.
I had my eye on buying a set of used Zipps earlier this year for about $1500. Certainly a good deal, but still…a lot of money. Instead, I bought a 60″ LCD TV and new furniture to turn a play room into a media room. Those purchases made for a happy family, if not a faster dad.
And then, last Friday night at a tri club social, I met a guy who was selling his Spinergy wheels. For $400. We talked about the wheels. They are literally brand new. He bought them the second week of December and put only 350 miles on them. He’s upgrading to a set of Zipp 808’s that he found for $1000. So…I met him Monday night to inspect them, and liked what I saw. Now they are mine.
I’ve yet to ride them – but I’m looking forward to it.
I know that Spinergy aren’t likely in the same class as a set of higher dollar wheels, but the fact of the matter is that they are aero, and should offer some wind cheating over and above the stock wheels that I had. Nevertheless, they are an upgrade for me!
So, Spinergys, welcome to the family. Get ready to get used!