Now with Sliding Hook Flyer! A truly portable, folding wheel that features 4 ratios (6, 8, 12 and 14 to 1), 15 1/2" wheel diameter, weighs about 11 lbs and folds into a compact size enabling it to fit into a carry-on suitcase or in its own cotton canvas tote (optional). The ball bearings make it effortless to treadle and it comes completely assembled and finished, ready to spin. It includes 3 bobbins (Ashford Sliding Hook Bobbins) and a built-in Lazy Kate. The wheel is now made of veneered MDF, a high density engineered wood product that has proven to be very durable and warp resistant. Joy 2 Spinning Wheel - March 2013 This re-designed wheel has a slightly raised orifice height, more room between the bobbin and tension knob, nylon con rod bearings, different con rod joints for smoother treadling and nylon hinges on the foot treadles for quiet treadling. See specific product page for more information.