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Old 03-13-04, 06:24 PM   #1
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Spokes.. Only Half Of Them

Hey, I just got a bike as a gift.. its the 2003 model and its reduced from 700-800 to 400 because of a lack of disc brakes lol.. Anyway, to the point of my post, the guy in the shop pointed out that the wheels only had like 1/2 the amount of spokes a normal wheel would have and that there was a reason for this (Aero Blade Spokes? Thats what theyre called lol). Please, enlighten me - why (except for looking good) is there only 1/2 the number of spokes and will this not make the wheel weaker? I remember buckling a wheel with all the spokes

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As you can tell im not into biking, this is just a curiosity question.. thanks

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Old 03-13-04, 07:07 PM   #2
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Yes it will make your bike weaker. The reason for it is weight and really a lot of riders do not need 32 spokes. As long as you aren't doing anything too aggressive I assume they will last a while. I would hope.
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Depends on what you do on it. For XC it's a sweet way to setup a wheel in my opinion.
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Ok thanks for replies
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