When Spinergy first hit the market decades ago, they make a splash with the X-shaped, four-blade design that sliced through the air. They followed that with their SPOX line, which used a traditional lacing style but substituted composite fibers for steel in the spokes. That made their wheels crazy light, but (in my experience, anyway) the rear hubs weren’t very durable. But the company’s persisted, doing more in the wheelchair market than bikes for a long time. Now, they’re back with an all-new collection of wheels for bikes.
Shown up top, the ZLite alloy gets a shallow profile aluminum rim that’s tubeless ready and has a complete wheelset weight of just 1415g.
It’ll be offered in rim ($799 per set) and disc brake ($849) options using their new aero spokes. No longer Kevlar, their PBO fiber spokes are now molded into an bladed shape to improve aerodynamics. Compared to Kevlar, the PBO material has less give, so they can build a stiffer, stronger wheel. With a 17mm internal width, the Zlite is intended for road use only.
The new FCC carbon wheels come in 32mm and 47mm depths ($1776 and $1945, respectively), also with rim or disc brake hubs.
They’re a bit wider at 18mm internal, also tubeless ready. Weights are 1550g and 1750g.
For mountain bike, the new 29erLX comes in at $999 and 24mm wide internal.
It has Boost spacing, thru axles and other typical options, XD or regular freehub bodies, and round PBO spokes. Claimed weight is 1622g.