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#629716 - 09/06/08 06:29 PM Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics!
Amanda1981
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My Review on the Custom Cruiser Wheel:
(Also avaiable with pictures and a video on my website)
As many of you know, there is a new wheel in town. I got my Custom Choice Cruiser Wheel yesterday. It must have come while I was at IKEA getting a few little things, because when I came home, there was a big ol' box on the porch.

Earlier in the day I had spoken to Bourbon (one of the creators of this fabulous wheel) about the wheel and she suggested a few changes that I should make to ensure safety, as there have been changes in the wheel since she shipped it. I had compared it to the Stealth Wheel and Bourbon commented that I would probably change my mind and think it was much different than the stealth when I got it.

...Bourbon was RIGHT!!! This thing is REALLY different! When I opened up the package and I pulled out the wheel I noticed that the wheel is really wide (because I got the wide track option.) Its stand is also alot taller (another option I chose), which creates some awesome bounce! (But you can make it bouncier as ANOTHER option!!) I feel like the wheel joint is safer as well. It's covered and doesn't have moving parts exposed at all.

I put it in the Reptarium with Rodan last night and he was really checking it out. He climbed down the side of the reptarium and stuck out his hands. He grabbed onto the side of it and WHOOP! down he went. You could see on his face, "Oh! It's a WHEEL!" and then he was ready to play. He jumped on the top, he ran upside down on the outside, he spun around on the inside. All of it was a new kind of fun for him. He loves the bounce, the stability and by the way he ran ALL NIGHT, I'm guessing he just loves everything about it.

I could talk all day about this wheel because it's AWESOME.

You can buy yours here:

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#629727 - 09/06/08 06:57 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
Vickirs
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So - is there any sort of nail trimmer available for it yet (since I'm assuming the trim trax is for the stealth only)?

Looks pretty great (except TGI says it's unavailable).

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#629728 - 09/06/08 06:57 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
BeckiT Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
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Loc: Manitowoc, WI
that looks really neat. i have a flex wheel in one of my cages that has the bounce to it and one of the gliders in that cage hates it with a passion, lol
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#629732 - 09/06/08 07:01 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: BeckiT]
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Registered: 01/21/08
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Cool! Thank yor for posting this. I was just about to order 4 new stelths, but maybe I will try this new wheel. Anyone know when it will be available?
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#629768 - 09/06/08 08:00 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: SugareeErin]
Amanda1981
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I made a post here: http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/629767#Post629767

Maybe we'll hear back on it soon. smile

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#629820 - 09/06/08 08:54 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
gnhughes
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Looks like a keeper...interested in a compatible nail trimmer, too!!

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#630441 - 09/07/08 06:46 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
Amanda1981
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UPDATE: Just wanted to let everyone know that I spoke with Bourbon again today, and she says that she's trying to catch up on wheel orders right now. Also, she's been making some improvements to them, so if you can wait, you'll get an even BETTER wheel! jump How awesome is that?!

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#630467 - 09/07/08 07:59 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
GoGoGliders
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wow Amanda.....thank you so much for taking the time to make that video....that was great!!

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#630470 - 09/07/08 08:05 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
Amanda1981
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Originally Posted By: GoGoGliders
wow Amanda.....thank you so much for taking the time to make that video....that was great!!
thumb It's not a great video by any means, but it does show what the wheel looks like from all angles and even how it spins. That's all I really wanted to acomplish. smile I'm glad it was helpful!

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#630501 - 09/07/08 09:18 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
Their_mommy Offline
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Registered: 11/07/06
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Great video Amanda. I to would like to see a toenail trimmer incorporated into it. Looks great and fun to.
So will watch for the trimmer before considering purchasing one.
Thanks for taking the time to video it.
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#630515 - 09/07/08 10:01 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: Their_mommy]
ValkyrieMome Offline
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Registered: 01/13/07
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If you buy the open track option, would the TrimTrax from the Stealth Wheel work? You order those separately.
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#630521 - 09/07/08 10:33 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ValkyrieMome]
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Registered: 10/07/07
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I love it. I am even more excited now that I have seen your video. B called today and checked to see if mine were here yet. Not yet *pouts*
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#630526 - 09/07/08 10:43 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: Trigger]
Trigger Offline
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Just out of curiosity did you leave the other wheels in with your gliders to compare what they like best?

I was planning to leave both mine in for a couple weeks just to see which they migrate to most often.
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#630785 - 09/08/08 10:59 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: Trigger]
Amanda1981
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Originally Posted By: Trigger
Just out of curiosity did you leave the other wheels in with your gliders to compare what they like best?

I was planning to leave both mine in for a couple weeks just to see which they migrate to most often.

Well, Rodan completely ignored the wodent when I put the cruiser in, so I now have taken the wodent out. smile He's MUCH quieter now. He's never had a stealth or anything other than the Wodent, so he was pretty enthralled.

I haven't tried it on one of my Stealth crews yet though. I'm probably going to swap it into Bird's cage this week and see what he thinks.

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#631021 - 09/08/08 03:40 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
Trigger Offline
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Registered: 10/07/07
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Loc: Spring, Texas
2 of my wheels made it today, YAY!!! So far I love it. It is not huge, but is plenty big for two of my gliders to run side by side.
I can't wait till my guys are up tonight. I will update on them and their new wheels after they check them out and give the yay or nay.
I will leave the wodents in for a couple weeks to see what my gliders seem to like best. Just for my own personal comparison.
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#631048 - 09/08/08 04:22 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: Trigger]
vagraphix Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 3080
Loc: Hampton, Virginia
I got my wheel on friday but because of Hanna didn't get out to get the stuff for the modification until yesterday. I didn't stay up late enough to see thier reaction but they were having a good time on it this morning. So it's a hit at my house too! danceI thought it was pretty big, but Bourbon did call and tell me how big it was going to be. I have the tall flight cages from bird.com and had to maneuver it inside and then set it on the stand.


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#631235 - 09/08/08 09:01 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: vagraphix]
Trigger Offline
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Registered: 10/07/07
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Loc: Spring, Texas
Got 2 of my wheels put in today and so far the are a huge hit with my crew. They are running, jumping running outside and one running while the other hangs on to the rim. TOO FUN!!!
So far nobody has even touched their WW, but there is a brand new toy so I'll leave it for a couple weeks at least and see if they still prefer the CC.

Well I'm off still grilling and have to sew tonight. Will try to get pics up tommorow.
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#631415 - 09/09/08 06:47 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: vagraphix]
vagraphix Offline
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Loc: Hampton, Virginia
Originally Posted By: vagraphix
I got my wheel on friday but because of Hanna didn't get out to get the stuff for the modification until yesterday. I didn't stay up late enough to see thier reaction but they were having a good time on it this morning. So it's a hit at my house too! danceI thought it was pretty big, but Bourbon did call and tell me how big it was going to be. I have the tall flight cages from bird.com and had to maneuver it inside and then set it on the stand.


I peeked in on them last night a few times and when I got up this morning and they had that wheel a flyin! I have to peek because if they see me they jump to the cage door hoping for a treat. cloud9
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#631425 - 09/09/08 07:38 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: vagraphix]
KimeyDiann Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 459
Loc: Mississippi
I am definately buying new wheels soon, and I really like the looks of the cruiser.

I was looking at the website though, and I'm wondering, what is the difference between the "Custom Choice Cruiser Wheel" and the "Therapeutic Custom Choice Cruiser Wheel?"

The Therapeutic is $10 more and has less customizable options... so what is different about it?
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#631436 - 09/09/08 07:59 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: KimeyDiann]
SariYappa Offline
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Registered: 05/11/08
Posts: 5997
Loc: Upstate, SC
I believe I read that the therapeutic one has therapeutic magnets... someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

thanks Amanda, and the rest who posted they got their wheels, THANK YOU! It's great you could give us your unbiased opinions. Reveiws are wonderful from actual users!
(Amanda, your video is awesome, does the trick!) smile

Well, from the looks of things, they will be busy making these bad boys for a long time! LOL
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#631470 - 09/09/08 09:08 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: SariYappa]
Kiiru Offline
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Registered: 07/10/07
Posts: 2969
Loc: Syracuse, NY
Woah! That does have a lot of bounce. heart I bet my kids would have a ton of fun with it...after I get a new cage. It looks like it takes up a lot of room and I can't attach wheels to the bottom of my cage...too afraid of it breaking the bars. You should see the ferocious runner I have! If that thing wasn't tied down, I bet she'd find a way to topple it. frown
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#631484 - 09/09/08 09:28 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: Kiiru]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
The 'Therapeutic' Wheel is designed for gliders who are dealing with specific physical and psychological issues. I will be writing up a descriptive report about the magnets and what effects this will have on your gliders.
If your interested in learning more, or have questions please don't hesitate to PM, email, or call me.

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#631735 - 09/09/08 03:44 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: LSardou]
BuddyHolly
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I got mine yesterday and WOW!!! I love it but I think my fuzzies love it more. I put it in with them and it took them a minute to figure things out. Holly was the first to figure out how to get inside, too bad Buddy was on the outside when she did...LOL!!! He hung on for dear life and then started running...under the wheel, while she was running in the wheel. The track is plenty big enough for those "fluffy" gliders too. Holly is pregnant and Buddy is gaining weight with her, just like a good man, and they fit just fine next to each other. They prefer one on the inside and one on the outside though. Anyways, my babies played all night on it and then into the morning hours too!! It's a big hit, and now I have to get another one for the other cage.

Thanks TGI!!!!!!!!!!!

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#632831 - 09/10/08 06:45 PM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
bambi5826
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thanks so much for thre review. lookslike i may be ordering a pair when i get my new cage!

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#634162 - 09/12/08 08:42 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
vagraphix Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
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Loc: Hampton, Virginia
Mine are always in that cruiser wheel! They get that thing going really fast
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#634167 - 09/12/08 08:54 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
edward Offline
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Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 155
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: BuddyHolly
I put it in with them and it took them a minute to figure things out.
Being relatively new to gliders, hope you dont mind me asking..
when you put them in it, is this during the daylight hours or do you stay up til they come out at night?
I'm not sure if I should or can get them up during the day...

Thanks in advance for your suggestions

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#634170 - 09/12/08 08:58 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
edward Offline
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Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 155
Loc: Florida
Do their feet get caught in the mesh? I guess there's differeing opinions as I know one thing I read was that mesh can be an issue, so I replaced my mesh track with a solid (wodent)
Thanks
Originally Posted By: Amanda1981
My Review on the Custom Cruiser Wheel:
(Also avaiable with pictures and a video on my website)
As many of you know, there is a new wheel in town. I got my Custom Choice Cruiser Wheel yesterday. It must have come while I was at IKEA getting a few little things, because when I came home, there was a big ol' box on the porch.

Earlier in the day I had spoken to Bourbon (one of the creators of this fabulous wheel) about the wheel and she suggested a few changes that I should make to ensure safety, as there have been changes in the wheel since she shipped it. I had compared it to the Stealth Wheel and Bourbon commented that I would probably change my mind and think it was much different than the stealth when I got it.

...Bourbon was RIGHT!!! This thing is REALLY different! When I opened up the package and I pulled out the wheel I noticed that the wheel is really wide (because I got the wide track option.) Its stand is also alot taller (another option I chose), which creates some awesome bounce! (But you can make it bouncier as ANOTHER option!!) I feel like the wheel joint is safer as well. It's covered and doesn't have moving parts exposed at all.

I put it in the Reptarium with Rodan last night and he was really checking it out. He climbed down the side of the reptarium and stuck out his hands. He grabbed onto the side of it and WHOOP! down he went. You could see on his face, "Oh! It's a WHEEL!" and then he was ready to play. He jumped on the top, he ran upside down on the outside, he spun around on the inside. All of it was a new kind of fun for him. He loves the bounce, the stability and by the way he ran ALL NIGHT, I'm guessing he just loves everything about it.

I could talk all day about this wheel because it's AWESOME.

You can buy yours here:

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#634173 - 09/12/08 09:03 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: edward]
vagraphix Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 3080
Loc: Hampton, Virginia
I got the coated wire option and there is no way for feet to get caught in it. The openings are small.
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dogs: Morgan & Isabella
Bunnies Bob & TMan
gangel RIP Wellington, Minnie & Dazzle bunny, Willow July 6 2013, Squirtle 7-24-09, Maggie May 12-14-10

Licensed wildlife rehabilitator - Cottontail Rabbits & Squirrels

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#634186 - 09/12/08 09:31 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: vagraphix]
Amanda1981
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Originally Posted By: vagraphix
I got the coated wire option and there is no way for feet to get caught in it. The openings are small.
How are they liking the coated wire!? I'm currious how that one works because I think that'll be what I get for my hefty little girls.

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#634235 - 09/12/08 10:25 AM Re: Cruiser Wheel - Review and Pics! [Re: ]
Monster
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The coated wire is nice, it's much better quality than what was on the prototype at the SGGA.

The holes are much smaller than the holes in the plastic mesh (probably about half the size).

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