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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-18-08, 02:48 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-18-08, 02:49 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-08, 02:49 PM   #4
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they dont. thread over.
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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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Old 03-18-08, 03:05 PM   #11
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Don't be fooled, the Aerospokes are the farthest thing from aero that you can get.
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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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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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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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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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Hmm... reminds me of http://youtube.com/watch?v=ozh1y7zI0r8
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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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