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    1 Aerospoke on the front or rear?

    I've seen a lot of people with a single Aerospoke on the rear. I've been told that they aren't as strong as spokes and shouldn't have all that torque applied to them.

    Why do so many people on here ride them on the back?

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    because they 'look cool'

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^ it's just a fad. Like ironic trucker hats, but more expensive.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    But looking like someone who just wants to look cool makes you look uncool...I dont get it

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    skinny hipsters cant produce that much torque

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    people ride them on the rear so they can take pictures and post them online (for self-esteem) and occasionally ride in circles in their suburban cul-de-sac.

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    Front so when you do your sweet barspins everyone knows you drink PBR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonRidesBikes View Post
    I've seen a lot of people with a single Aerospoke on the rear.
    you must tell me more about your time machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonRidesBikes View Post
    I've seen a lot of people with a single Aerospoke on the rear. I've been told that they aren't as strong as spokes and shouldn't have all that torque applied to them.

    Why do so many people on here ride them on the back?

    They do fine in the rear- much stronger than a spoked wheel. When Aerospoke first started making them for track they did have issues with their hubs spinning or stripping but that is long since taken care of. They can handle whatever. We sell dozens of these things and they hold up great.
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    So I'm assuming the reason why they have them just on the rear is so when they skid people can tell that the wheel is locked up much easierb than compared to a spoked wheel. It looks cooler this way I guess

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    short bus
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    There's really nothing that says "spirit of cycling" like killing everything in sight.

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