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