Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - picture request, open pro's
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08-13-08, 10:00 PM
i'm debating weather or not open pros are too thin for my bike. i can't find any pictures of them on any aluminum bikes (with phat tubes). maybe theres a reason for that... anyone have a picture?
08-13-08, 10:38 PM
while they do look thin compared to fat tubes, they keep the bike lighter. I didn't mind too much when I had the bike
08-14-08, 12:00 AM
Strong and light rims, I like 'em.
08-14-08, 12:48 AM
While they can look a little funny, they also are good at smoothing out the harshness that can happen with a fat-tubed aluminum frame. Wheels are one of the biggest determining factors for how 'harsh' or 'smooth' a frame will ride (next to tire pressure and tubing diameter).
08-14-08, 09:34 PM
go with the dt swiss rr1.1's if you want em a bit bigger.
08-14-08, 09:55 PM
I'm into these IRD Cadences/Nio19/KinLin XR 200's lately.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=285849&highlight=nio+19 for pics.
They kind of look like a cross between Open Pros and Aeroheads, weigh 390g and are supposed to build up to a very nice wheel as long as you use atleast 32 spokes.
08-14-08, 11:33 PM
those are some nice looking rims
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