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Old 12-05-09, 05:32 PM   #1
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Aerospoke to replace deep v?

Well, ive untrued my front velocity deep v flying off curbs during deliveries. Are the aerospokes wheels strong enough aka stronger than my dheep v. I got a B43 for the rear but I perfer a front brake in case of emergencies due to all of the stupid drivers around my little city so a B43 front is out of the question for me. I refuse to take a brake to one. sooooo aerospoke? I just dont want to start truing a deepv and get it even weaker....
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Old 12-05-09, 05:36 PM   #2
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You are confusing a few issues here--- sounds like your wheel wasn't properly built if it won't stay true. Secondly, truing it won't make it weaker. Thirdly, aerospokes cannot be trued-- and you might want to take a close look at how "true" it actually is before buying one. Many are built with a noticeable wobble.
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Old 12-05-09, 05:57 PM   #3
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1- truing won't make it weaker, in fact you should look at getting it trued by a proper wheelsmith and you might find it's plenty strong for your purposes.

2- no an aerospoke won't be super strong for abuse, can't be trued and isn't a great choice for your applications.

3- a sun CR-18 laced 36 spoke 3-cross will be extremely strong. Like indestructibe strong
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^^+1 to what they said^^
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Ditch the aerospoke idea. Go have your wheel properly trued by a wheelsmith (like elTwitcho said) an forget about it. Your veep can withstand some abuse.

If you insist on a different wheel. (elTwitcho again to the rescue) The Sun CR-18 36spoke is a bulletproof setup. I have that rim/spoke count on my winter beater. I love them.
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Spend $20-30 and have it trued. Aerospoke has no performance benefits.
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Old 12-05-09, 08:46 PM   #7
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Aerospokes + abuse....

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in the time it took you to post this twice under slightly different titles you could have searched for your answer.
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Old 12-05-09, 09:49 PM   #9
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Aerospokes + abuse....

that bike got hit by a car. way to put your spin on the issue.
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3- a sun CR-18 laced 36 spoke 3-cross will be extremely strong. Like indestructibe strong
+1. I just happen to have a spare 36 hole CR-18 rim laced to a vintage high flange shimano hub sittingi n my storage closet. This was the first wheel I ever built.

Here is the hub I used. Bombproof.
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that bike got hit by a car. way to put your spin on the issue.
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flying off curbs during deliveries.

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a front brake in case of emergencies due to all of the stupid drivers around my little city


Heavyweight in the rationalization-scene
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Old 12-06-09, 12:12 AM   #13
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thank you thank you. ill just take into LBS~ a few of the guys i work with work there tooo... ill ask them about it. thanks
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Old 12-06-09, 12:36 AM   #14
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don't get an aerospoke, they weigh over 9000 pounds
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Old 12-06-09, 12:45 AM   #15
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True it yourself...I have deep V rims... i made them stronger not weaker!
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don't get an aerospoke, they weigh over 9000 pounds

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Old 12-06-09, 01:25 AM   #17
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What!? 9000???
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Over nine ****ing thousand!!!1
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milligrams???
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ya, like people have said, having a rim trued right will make it stronger and less likely to keep warping.

But if you want that new rim, H+Son is soon to release a 43.3mm deep rim (f**k you velocity) that is 22mm wide, which would nicely fit a 25mm tire up front, which would also help absorb some curb jumping shock. I doubt it will have a braking surface though.
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Old 12-06-09, 03:18 AM   #22
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I found Aerospoke supposedly released that it's about 2.5kg. ... Wait someone said it's about 1.5kg.

Anyone actually know it's exact weight?

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Old 12-06-09, 03:33 AM   #23
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looking them up I got this from an actual owner

Weights may vary slightly.
700c Clincher:
front- 1274g
rear- 1440g

I also found this weight
1420 front.
1608 rear.

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I want to say that I was able to EP one through my shop, I got it delivered, took it out of the box, held it for about 30 seconds, packed it back in the box and put it on eBay... the front wheel weighed as much as my entire road wheelset (AM Classic)! It also looked very cheap. From my (brief) inspection, it appears they use an all-metal design then just press two carbon halves together. You can see down the middle where this occurs, it looked very cheap and also a great marketing con to advertise a carbon-pressed metal-core wheel as a carbon wheel.
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It's not carbon, it's a composite (plastic mix really). Don't know how it compares to a similar material like Eastons' CNT products. But the Eastons are very light, and strong. These are just strong and heavy.

If you like the style, then go for it. Don't be under the illusion that they are performance wheels.

Simple as that.
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