What I love about this wheel is how easy it is to use. It doesn't require a huge effort to treadle, and it's designed to be virtually maintenance-free, as noted on the Louet website:
The fly wheels of all our models are 50 cm (20") in diameter (except for the S45). They rotate on a maintenance free, lubricated for life ball bearing pack to ensure excellent spinning ability by allowing them to turn freely and quietly. The same maintenance free ball bearing is used at the footman connection. Absolutely no lubrication is necessary for the bearings to work correctly.It has Scotch tension, featuring a single belt, flyer drive with an adjustable bobbin brake to regulate the tension on the yarn as you spin. I find it fairly easy to spin finer yarns on the Victoria, as it comes standard with three ratios: 1:6, 1:8.5 and 1:13. It includes a lazy kate and three bobbins, which have a really interesting feature I've not seen on other bobbins:
My other favorite feature is its portability. This wheel is quite petite, with an orifice height just over 23" from the ground. It's made with very sturdy lacquered beech, and it weighs only eight pounds. There is a leather loop at the top for carrying it from spot to spot, and the entire wheel folds down with just a few small steps. First, you disconnect the treadles from the wheel:
Then, you simply push a button near the base to fold it down into a nice, compact size (5.5" x 14.25" x 21.75" according to the website):
All in all, this is an easy-care wheel that's perfect for taking your spinning with you wherever you go!