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So I came across an IPS S5 518Wh being offered secondhand, and it's pretty tempting as a light(er than my 18L) wheel for casual weekend runs to the shop, etc.

I was wondering if anyone who's had an S5 for some time has comments as to how ir's come along - any particular wear I should look out for, anything I should consider before happily making my 18L less lonely (waterproofing? I know water and dust was an issue with the I5, but the S5 seemed to have a little lip to prevent this?) I seem to recall @Zechi @triad88and @jbwheel all had S5s in their ownership at some point or other :) 

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On 5/30/2019 at 4:30 PM, uekarashi said:

So I came across an IPS S5 518Wh being offered secondhand, and it's pretty tempting as a light(er than my 18L) wheel for casual weekend runs to the shop, etc.

I was wondering if anyone who's had an S5 for some time has comments as to how ir's come along - any particular wear I should look out for, anything I should consider before happily making my 18L less lonely (waterproofing? I know water and dust was an issue with the I5, but the S5 seemed to have a little lip to prevent this?) I seem to recall @Zechi @triad88and @jbwheel all had S5s in their ownership at some point or other :) 

My S5 is still going strong, never had any issues with the wheel since the beginning, the only complain that I have is the lack of trolley handles. Apart from that I do think it’s a fantastic wheel.

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2 hours ago, Zechi said:

My S5 is still going strong, never had any issues with the wheel since the beginning, the only complain that I have is the lack of trolley handles. Apart from that I do think it’s a fantastic wheel.

Oo, that's good to hear. If I may ask, what's your usage pattern like on the S5? Daily commute (how far?), just occasional pops to the shops, etc.? 

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On 6/1/2019 at 1:55 PM, uekarashi said:

Oo, that's good to hear. If I may ask, what's your usage pattern like on the S5? Daily commute (how far?), just occasional pops to the shops, etc.? 

I really only use my wheels (Z10 & s5) for recreational rides, as I live close to where I work so I don’t commute with my wheels. I do sometimes use my i5 to go to the shops if I’m in a hurry. I prefer the i5 for short distances as it’s very light in weight and very easy to carry around if needed.

As for mileage I currently I have 1200km on the Z10, 800km on the s5 and 400km on the i5. (I’ve only been riding for around 1 year).

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I see, thank you very much for your responses! I did decide to pick up the S5 as my secondary wheel after all ^_^ it'll be here in a couple of weeks

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