I have all Fast Track wheels
as well. I don't know how old one of them is, but the first one I purchased I've had since around Spring of 2012. Probably about a year later I purchased a travel size one, and then my Ollie had a Fast Track wheel when I homed him in November of 2013. All my wheels
are in good condition still.
Now why I chose Fast Track in the first place was because when I was researching wheels
, I got recommendations for probably all the wheels
. A member of a forum (here or GG) mentioned how the wheels
on the Fast Tracks can be removed from the mountings. This was a huge factor as to why I got one. The feature to remove the wheel makes it easier first to install or place in the cage, especially the cage mounts, it's not as heavy to get in attached without the wheel on it. Also, it fits through the doors easier, especially if you do not have ginormous doors. In addition, I can remove the wheels
to clean without messing with the mounting when I don't want to. I can also interchange the wheels
. The first wheel I purchased a cage mount, the travel wheel I got a floor stand and a cage mount and considered purchasing just the floor stand to use for out of cage play sometimes. When I got Ollie, his wheel was on a floor stand. This is how I have used all the options:
1. Regular wheel and travel wheel, both on cage mounts
2. Travel wheel on floor stand in vacation cage and for out of play, I can easily remove the wheel from the cage mount inside the cage and place on floor stand.
3. Two regular sized wheels
in cage, one on floor stand and one on cage mount.
4. Regular wheel on cage mount or floor stand, and travel wheel on the other, I've switched them around for a while. This is how I currently have it set up, I still take the travel size wheel out and place on the travel floor stand for out of cage play and vacation cage.
I also have no problems if I want to move the cage mount in the cage, because of ease of having the wheel removed.
How I wash the wheels
I alternate taking the wheels
out and scrubbing them in hot, soapy water and rinse well one week, and the next I just wipe them down with v/w solution with a sponge or paper towel right inside the cage.