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    Spin tri-spoke vs specialized tri-spoke

    Is there much of a diffrence?
    I have a specialized 650(Clincher/front) to trade if someone has a Spin 700 or 650.
    The Spin wheel looks lighter.

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    the specialized ones are so much more baller, what are you thinking

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    the spin is heavier and has flat spots. it was designed for MTB's. I have ridden Spins on a road bike and the thumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthumpthump gets to you after a very short time. I urge you to look elsewhere. Just get an Aerospoke
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    uh...what

    mountain bike tri spoke...wtf

    who the hell would ever come up with something like that.
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    Aesthetically I like Spin better.

    If I ran something along those lines myself and I had the money, I'd go HED3, from what I hear they ride the best out of the whole lot and they're not stupid heavy like Aerospokes or stupid flexy like Spinergies.
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    hed3 = specialized
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    the specialized is also aero bladed, as in the spokes have a teardrop profile. Spins have an egg shape profile.
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    One is useful for it's intended purpose, the other . . . is not.

    If you intend to ride it for the purpose of racing/speed, the HED/Specialized is hands down the wheel to get. If you are making a style bike. . .it won't really matter which you get.

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    spin tri=composite carbon, which is basically plastic

    hed 3/specialized=carbon fiber which is super strong

    that's why there's so much of a price difference


    i know this is an old thread, but yeah.
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    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    before specialized sold their trispoke design to HED, or whatever, they were made out of composites. Heavy as hell.

    "Looks lighter"?
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    how much are you asking for the front?

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    no, the specialized one is definitely fiber, not composite. that's why they're so much more expensive than buying a plastic spin one.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhamlax View Post
    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    Specialized made a composite and carbon fiber version. Personally, I'm not too excited about rocking full carbon wheels on the street. I used to have a trispoke wheelset (which I got for really good deal) but didn't like being constantly paranoid about them when riding over less than ideal roads. They look cool (but I didn't like all the attention I was getting from them) and make a cool sound, but really are not worthy of anything else beside racing. Spend your $ on something more useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    Specialized made a composite and carbon fiber version. Personally, I'm not too excited about rocking full carbon wheels on the street. I used to have a trispoke wheelset (which I got for really good deal) but didn't like being constantly paranoid about them when riding over less than ideal roads. They look cool (but I didn't like all the attention I was getting from them) and make a cool sound, but really are not worthy of anything else beside racing. Spend your $ on something more useful.
    qft.

    yeah they look noice but spoked wheels are better for street use.

    idk why anyone would want to use the composite ones tho. might as well get a plastic bmx wheel and cover it in duct tape.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhamlax View Post
    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by das_pyrate View Post
    might as well get a plastic bmx wheel and cover it in duct tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    bar tape might be a little hardcore for a scraper bike hed 3.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhamlax View Post
    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by das_pyrate View Post
    bar tape might be a little hardcore for a scraper bike hed 3.
    i was not aware.

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    I've had a few Specialized tri-spokes, as well as a set of Spins. There really is no comparison, the Spins are cheap, somewhat heavy, and pretty much no competition for the Specialized wheels.

    The last pair of Specialized wheels I had were carbon fiber. I had an older set that looked like they were composite, but that was not the case, they were carbon fiber as well, just covered with a satin black finish that gave them the appearance of being composite.

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    did you no coz tri sspoke there al good coz it like three ha coz nad sed but all over its just aerospok ha lol hipsters h

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    lol. ^^^

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