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    Why do fixed gear riders only put an aerospoke wheel on the front?

    pretty simple question...i ride a cannondale converted fixed gear and can skid pretty well. i've been watching youtube videos and notice a lot of riders have it only on the front...

    too costly?
    better for tricks?

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    kewl

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    image.

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    they dont. thread over.
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    Use the search function PLEASE
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    Why do fixed gear riders only put an aerospoke wheel on the front?
    "monkey see, monkey do"

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    I wonder that myself but then some complain the rear is too flexy. I don't mind since I got the set for strength (and kool factor)

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    simple.
    they look cool.

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    If I thought they cared about anything but looks, I'd say an aerodynamic front wheel is more beneficial than having one on the rear, where he seat tube already disrupts the air flow.

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    because a track-specific rear aerospoke is harder to come by than a front one that's compatible with everything?

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    Don't be fooled, the Aerospokes are the farthest thing from aero that you can get.

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    not really
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    not at all.

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    They look stupid on both front and back.
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    because it makes it easier to throw a stick into
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    Here we go again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Build your own View Post
    Here we go again...
    Man, you've been here a while. Must've seen it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
    Man, you've been here a while. Must've seen it all.
    Bwahaha!

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    More aero advantage up front, but considering most people riding with them are in jeans and a tshirt it doesnt help them. I think earlier on it was because messengers could lock up easier than with normal spokes. But at this point its because it is what everyone else does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
    Man, you've been here a while. Must've seen it all.
    No,not really.Just a few of those beautifull disagreements on a certain compositematerial product

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    very simple...we have all become sheep

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaio View Post
    More aero advantage up front, but considering most people riding with them are in jeans and a tshirt it doesnt help them. I think earlier on it was because messengers could lock up easier than with normal spokes. But at this point its because it is what everyone else does.
    Someone prolly got one for cheap and started rocking it on the street cause it was unique and kinda cool(much like when people started riding track bikes on the streets). Then peeps copied said person.

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    because you go 43-58% faster, and it is much better for hills and crosswinds. don't let the hate and sarcasm on this thread get to you.

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    lay down those percentages! yea!

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