Cat Exercise Wheel
- Product Review (submitted on June 7, 2015):
I bought One Fast Cat Exercise Wheel because it fit my budget, it was compact, light weight and seemed to be well designed. $250 is an excellent price point considering that all of the other options out there don't come close and that making one of these wheels yourself for less money is not trivial. The wheel is very easy to assemble (easier than Ikea furniture) and actually fun.
As the wheel is constructed from many small, repeating parts, my expectations for perfect roundness and symmetry were modest at best. When I first tested the wheel (by hand, of course) I noticed that the imperfections in the geometry of the assembled wheel caused some minor oscillations that destabilized the wheel. This was in no means an issue for me. Just something I noticed. The only problem I encountered was that unless the skate wheels were perfectly aligned, the wheel would rub on the sidewalls of the wheel and cause friction and the wheel would not work efficiently. I was able to solve this issue through making small adjustments in the alignment of the base. Perhaps in the second generation model One Fast Cat will include a system for tuning the skate wheel alignment. Judging form how well engineered this wheel is currently, I don't think this will be a problem for the designer.
Overall, I am quite satisfied with my purchase and my Bengal kitten, Nimbus, loves his wheel. Nice work One Fast Cat!