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    So you get ONE Aerospoke.

    Would you rather have one as a front wheel, or one for the back wheel?

    please explain why.

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    Don't smoke, Mike. shapelike's Avatar
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    One on the front of your adult trike.

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    I'd sell it and purchase a better wheel and still have change left over.
    After all of the things I have done, I hate myself for what i have become.

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    I know I sure wanted one for my front wheel back in '03.

    I thought it would be unique.


    Anyways, I hear their track hubs slip, I dunno. So the front? Take the money and get some Open Pro's is my two cents.

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    I like the look of them and want one just based on the look factor alone. I wouldn't buy one unless I found one ******** cheap, but I would want the front.

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    Rear. Crosswinds suck. How are the bearings on those things?

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    Front.

    Easy to change between bikes. Easier to re-sell.

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    rear, every poser and their mom goes front. dont be that guy

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    I have a rear Aerospoke ... performance on it is pure crap ... feels like I am pulling a ball and chain. But the rear wheel is the one that takes a beating and that's what Aerospokes are good at doing so, no complaints. Came painted by my LBS a sparkle green color. Looks good on my steel rig and wears damage wonderfully for polo. Not so great for races.

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    people still buy aerospokes?

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    I am sure if you were to check eBay you would find they are selling like hotcakes. Just guessing. I can't imagine people aren't still buying them.

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    Oh wow- just searched ebay- 40 aerospokes for sale; all of them 300-400. Plus this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1996-EV-WARRIOR-...3%3A1|294%3A50

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    Lol that thing is weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiden View Post
    Oh wow- just searched ebay- 40 aerospokes for sale; all of them 300-400. Plus this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1996-EV-WARRIOR-...3%3A1|294%3A50
    Graeme Obree's bike with a lawn mower engine and arrospokes instead of trispokes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiden View Post
    Oh wow- just searched ebay- 40 aerospokes for sale; all of them 300-400. Plus
    morons and fashion-victims -- all of 'em.

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    An aerospoke for polo? Doesn't the ball just go right through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_elephant View Post
    An aerospoke for polo? Doesn't the ball just go right through?
    cardboard can cover up the holes if you were really worried about it
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    Yes, it goes right through. It'll even go through a 32 spoke wheel though too. A lot of us have disc covers.

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    yo devilshaircut do you have a picture of your bike? green sparkle aerospoke sounds ballin

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
    One on the front of your adult trike.
    Yep, that's what's on shapelikes trike
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    That's my Aerospoke, painted by a guy at one of my LBSs.

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    In theory, the reason why you put a aero wheel in front (if you only have 1) is that the front wheel sees more wind than the rear. The rear wheel is mostly obscured by the seat-tube (If you have one). Disc wheels are not suitable for the front because in x-winds steering can get sketchy, and this is why they have 3/4/5 spoke aero wheels.

    That is how it applies to road/ tri riding. But since Aerospokes are neither aero nor light, I don't think it really matters.

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    i have heard that the power transfer is greater with the spoke and thats why some people put em in the rear. entirely hearsay though, this dude was no expert.

    can i get some specs on the paint job btw? looks ****ing awesome.

    im a fashion victim and i dont care if youre not ok with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetank View Post
    any way you can prove this or did you pull this out of your @$$?

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    Not sure what kind of paint the guy used. His name is Bobby Costello and he does a lot of the bike paint jobs here locally in Atlanta. With an Aerospoke it takes forever to get up to speed and when you do you have to put your back into it (compared to a regular wheel). But it really does carry a good deal of momentum. Anyhow I don't recommend this wheel if you care at all about performance. It is, however, resilient ... and good looking.

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    if the aerospoke is bad then why do so many people bust a nut for it.

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