The Hopper is their original travel wheel and is truly unlike any other wheel on the market anywhere! This unique travel wheel has state of the art SpinOlution engineering for a smooth spinning experience. You can treadle with your heels on the foot pads or attach the foot pedals for a more traditional feel - whatever works best for you or you alternate if you're like me and need to change your leg positions somewhat often. As with most of their wheels, Spinolution offers great savings on their "Package Deals" . Check them out and choose from the drop-down box at upper right.
Spin Fine to Bulky
Open Hook Orifice
Easy Uptake Tension Knob
Easy Drive Band Change
Stationary Floor Grips
Heavy Duty Construction
Warp Resistant Wood
Made in the USA
Length: 18.5 in (at the treadle)
Height: 20.5 in
Width: 16 in (at the flyer front to back in the open position)
Width: 7.5 in (front to back in closed storage position)
8 speeds, 3 Setup size options
Orifice Height: 21 inches
Weight: 12-14 pounds
A word about Spinolution products:
Spinolution products are made plywood, rather than solid wood. For this reason, their wheels will not warp regardless of the climate. SpinOlution prioritizes ergonomics, durability, low maintenance upkeep, and function over aesthetics. There will likely be blemishes or splintered areas on your wheel, which will not affect its functionality. It's common to have a raw edge in the layering of the wood because of the nature of how the wood is manufactured (in different directions as is the nature of plywood - a durability over aesthetic decision that SpinOlution has made). They're may be irregular seams where parts come together - this is the primary manufacturing anomaly. SpinOlution products are not finished using the same finish, machinery, or material as other manufacturers. However, it does not impair the function of the product (it still be assembled and used as advertised) so that is why it passed inspection at the Spinolution facility. It's up to the customer to decide what matters most to them when they are investing in a wheel. And there's no wrong answer. Should you decide to return your wheel within the 30 day period to get a refund, you will pay to ship the product back to Spinolution and you will be refunded all but what they product cost to ship to you.
As Spinolution's owner/designer is always changing the appearance of his wheels, they often do not exactly resemble the design/pattern pictured.