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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Are they worth it?

    Are black spokes/nipples worth the extra $
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    Please don't get into our sport just to be noticed....
    Anyways, they all end up "mud brown" after a REAL ride....
    Actually, your whole bike turns into that beautiful color!
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    Im just curious what other people think. I dont want them nor will I ever want them, i just ordered silver spokes anyways (see other thread). THey just seem awfully expensive and i want to know if people here would actually pay for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    Im just curious what other people think. I dont want them nor will I ever want them, i just ordered silver spokes anyways (see other thread). THey just seem awfully expensive and i want to know if people here would actually pay for them
    If I was building a theme bike I'd get them but for the sake of practicality and cost I'll take plain silver rims and spokes

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    I didn't pay extra for mine. I don't if there are any benefits...

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    I think my Mavic DeeMax has them, but who knows how much extra I paid 4 them....

    I just don't advise anyone to buy "anything" for the glamour part of it all....

    Ride On! Nothin' personal against you for asking.

    BTW: The Black spokes are just "powder coated" silver ones....
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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    I think they would look cool on my bike, since all but the frame is black except a seatpost+brakes. But, i just am not willing to spend the extra cash and for 35 cents a spoke i cant pass it up no matter what color it is
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    Ive heard rumours that Some people dont trust Black spokes? Is there any evidence for this? If so, why?

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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Ive heard the same. I dont believe them
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    there was a huge thread on ridemonkey about this and DT swiss tests both their black and silver spokes under the same conditions and there is no difference in strength. the only way the would be weak is if they were cheap discount spokes. you can also get anodized spokes. would i? probobly not like pantom said your bike is all the same color after the ride. the only thing i would change is peeling off some the the stikers like the ugly red ones om my alex rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    Are black spokes/nipples worth the extra $
    Haha you said nipple
    There's no difference in strength, the black ones are just coated in black powdercoat. If you tighten the nipple the only think that might happen is a little of the powdercoat may come off, in my opinion they're exactly the same as polished ones.

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    speaking of dt swiss, i just found out that they have a big store/factory like 3 miles ,from my house..

    "hi i need a new wheelset on the cheap?!"
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    I had black spokes that just kept breaking. Changed to SS and no more problem. Something to do with black spokes being slightly more brittle because of they way they're made.
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    I'm having no issues with my black spokes.
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    If you are asking if posts with half of the topic in the title and the other in the body are worth it I will say not. Post with a full title, this makes the content of the forum better so people who search can utalize previous discussion.

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