What happened to ‘MAG’ wheels

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  • What happened to ‘MAG’ wheels
  • Premier Icon rone
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    Came across these http://www.spengle.com/

    Reminded me of the BMX years.

    Anyone ride any? I guess they’re heavy or harsh or something – I never see any on an MTB.

    scotroutes
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    Pretty sure richpips is using these at the moment.

    Edit: yip

    Premier Icon rone
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    Hob Nob
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    Anyone ride any?

    Not even if they paid me. Look at them. There isn’t enough eye bleach in the world.

    And they are 1500 euro’s. And heavy.

    otsdr
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    bike-ahead also use a similar approach:

    kerley
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    Reminded me of the BMX years.

    They came on Mongooses and they made an already heavy bike ridiculously heavy and yes they were very harsh. A mag wheel at 700c size woudl be horrible.

    plus one
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    Still readily available 🙂

    nofx
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    I loved my skyways. I could see them bend & spring back on heavy landings. Should have kept my burner to hand down to our little un ☹️

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    Those Spengles are carbon aren’t they? The weight isn’t bad but for a 24mm internal rim at €1500 a pair there are a lot of alternatives I’d prefer. I guess you don’t have to tape them for tubeless but do they offer anything else?

    hols2
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    Optimised braking force distribution leaves you in control of your experience.

    The unique carbon blades give complete control back to the rider, providing confidence in every turn.

    The sculpted blades that form the SPENGLE Carbon Monocoque wheel help minimise turbulence, increasing stability at high speeds. The revolutionary carbon elbow reduces the effect of trail shock before it reaches the rider, helping keep your ride in focus.
    Smooth air is fast air!

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Pretty sure Team Seipp ™️ are running them this year..

    *Edit.. As per Colin.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    I meant anything tangible😂

    The original Mongoose wheels were cast magnesium which is where the name (and the weight) comes from.

    Later versions were plastic. Much lighter but a bit wavy. This gave rise to the urban myth that you could make them perfectly straight if only you could somehow get them into your mother’s freezer overnight.

    Premier Icon rone
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    Never knew that Shark… Awesome.

    Had a Raleigh team burner with some on.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    but do they offer anything else?

    LOOK! AT! ME! Worth it’s weight in gold to some folk… though the pipseses don’t strike me as that sort.

    geex
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    Think mine are still in my mum’s freezer self trueing. 40 years and counting.

    Premier Icon P20
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/5xGeCf]Stumpie M2 Spins[/url] by ritcheyp20, on Flickr

    Had Spins back in the day. Looked fantastic, but that was as far as the positives went. Heavy and harsh.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    I remember sizing up the home freezer for the reasons stated. Good times

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Yeah I remember that little tale on my beloved coaster Skyways.

    Premier Icon sanername
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    Never told this story, but why not… My mum died when I was 16 and for my 18th birthday i got a bit of money from her will. I bought myself a Ti Merlin frame with one of the first Judy forks, some Paul’s mechs and Spinergy wheels. It was undeniably beautiful, but everything other than the frame was utter rubbish.

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    See, those Spins look ace. 🤟🏼
    The Spengles look ‘king awful..🤢🤮🤮🤮

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