Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - A23 vs Aerohead
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08-30-10, 03:45 AM
I just won a pair of Suntour Superbe Pro Hubs on eBay that I'm very excited about but I'm in a bit of a pickle as to what I should lace them to. I currently have the Velocity Deep V's, but am unhappy with the weight and I find that the aero thing just isn't that useful for me. So I'm looking into a lower profile rim and have narrowed my choices down to the A23 or Aerohead rims. I like the idea of the A23's riding like tubulars at 23c tires; does anyone own these and have an opinion on them? Or are the aeroheads just as good? I'm also considering the Open Pro's...
Oh the choices!
08-30-10, 03:57 AM
I'm not sure that's a good username...
I mean, it's the same name as Scrod's company. I'm aware that it is a song by The Descendents which is why Scrod used the name in the first place, but it is in the same style as Scrod's company with the exclamation mark.
08-30-10, 07:15 AM
You could play with an idea of using Velo Orange's VBP rims. Would probably look cool with a hub like that. ... But depends on your frame right? I was assuming you got a CrMo frame.
aerohead rims are not very well designed, IMO.
many light clincher rims are designed FAR better than aeroheads.
i have aeroheads. i like 'em.
08-30-10, 10:51 AM
08-30-10, 11:37 AM
open pros are good but arent all that.
Another less mentioned option that Im a big fan of is the DT Swiss RR 1.1. Great ride, beautify built light rims.
And I dont know where you heard it from but youre never going to be able to find clinchers that will ride as nice as tubies. With a narrow tire on a wider rim there will be more contact, and less tire movement during cornering, but thats not what makes a tubular ride like it does. I think its all marketing hype myself, having ridden the HED rim that Velocity ripped off for the A23.
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