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Old 05-30-07, 03:45 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-30-07, 04:02 PM   #2
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the specialized ones are so much more baller, what are you thinking
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Old 05-30-07, 04:11 PM   #3
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Old 05-30-07, 08:51 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-30-07, 09:29 PM   #5
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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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Old 05-30-07, 09:42 PM   #6
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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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Old 05-30-07, 09:54 PM   #7
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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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Old 05-31-07, 01:12 PM   #9
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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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Old 06-28-09, 07:47 AM   #11
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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"?
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how much are you asking for the front?
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Old 06-28-09, 09:16 AM   #13
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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.
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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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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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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.
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might as well get a plastic bmx wheel and cover it in duct tape.
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bar tape might be a little hardcore for a scraper bike hed 3.
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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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