Spank Oozy Wheelset

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $630.49


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Spank Oozy Wheelset Hand built and trued MTB wheelset from Spank: Tools for superheros. Spank Oozy Wheelset Specifications: Weight (F/R): 1650g (26 quot;). Rims: Oozy 26AL EVO Dynamal Alloy Rims (420g/rim 26 quot;). 26mm outer width / 21.5mm inner width / 28H. nbsp; Rear Hub: 9/10-Speed 12mm x 142mm with Super-Lite CNC Optimized Alloy Freehub Body nbsp;and Oversized SSL (Single Spoke Length) Flange Design. Front Hub: 15mm x 100mm O.L.D with Super-Lite CNC Optimized Alloy Freehub Body nbsp;and Oversized SSL (Single Spoke Length) Flange Design. nbsp; Axle System: Standard QR front and rear Hub Adapter Kit Incl. nbsp; nbsp; Bearings: Japanese Bearing Upgrade. Disc Mount: 6 Bolt. Lacing: 3 Cross. Spokes: Sandvik T302 Triple Butted 2.2/1.8/2.0 Straight pull. Nipples: Alloy. Buy Spank Oozy Wheelset from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bike store.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by lew242 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2014

Strengths:    Light, good looking, strong rim with wide internal size, straight-thru spokes, lots of different axle options, tubeless ready, etched graphics.

Weaknesses:    Cassette carrier can get pitted seems to be made of aluminium or soft steel, no eyelets, too much technological gimmerickery.

Bottom Line:   
I've been using these for well over a year or maybe two, and I ride about 8,000kms a year on two bikes, the first year they stood up pretty well to the abuse, but I've found their longer-term durability to be not as good, especially with the rear which takes more punishment. Basically despite the name these Taiwan made hoops are essentially higher-end Novatec wheels, being that their bread and butter is cheap but fairly solid equipment.

In the time I had them I needed new rear bearings and one good solid trueing due to a random loose spoke. Also the cassette carrier has become pitted, so that next time I change a cassette will be hell. I am also expecting to get the odd loose spoke over the next year.

Yes, you can accuse many other wheelsets of being far worse thst the Spanks, with their Boo-Bah or OOh-Ah or wahtever technological gimmerick advertising. I also have Fulcrum Red Zone, which, cost the same, have had none of the long term minor issues I've had with the Spanks, which I have also abused over a similar period of time, and are made in Italy, a real deal for me with so much manufacturing being switched to Asia. Companies like Fulcrum should be better rewarded by consumers for keeping it real.

In short, the Spanks are good wheels, that are very responsive and impress 'out-of-the-box', but their long term durability could only be described as 'good', nothing more. Conficted between 3 or 4 chillis.

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Similar Products Used:   Fulcrum Red Zone


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