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    Serious question about Wheels.

    So i just got my first bike and already thinking of a custom build and have been doing a ton of research. I'm really interested in the H plus son rims-Formation Face and the Aerospoke rims-700c. some people swear by them others say they're crap. So all "hipster" and sarcastic comments aside (purely tech question) What do you think of them? and if they are crap do you know of better (lighter/more durable/more aerodynamic) wheels that look the same/similar?

    any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    They are neither aerodynamic nor lightweight. They look cool, and that is it. 100%. If you want wheels that look cool, go for it.
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    they are good for mad cool skidzzzz.

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    Aerospokes aren't exactly light. However they are durable and won't have to be trued obviously. Btw, I don't own them, but our shops mechanic is one of their diehard fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shenny88 View Post
    Aerospokes aren't exactly light. However they are durable and won't have to be trued obviously. Btw, I don't own them, but our shops mechanic is one of their diehard fans.
    They are relatively durable, which you can say for most wheels. They are heavy as hell, and the fact that they cant be trued is a NEGATIVE because they do get out of true and then you are stuck with a wobbly, heavy, 300 dollar wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt35built View Post
    They are relatively durable, which you can say for most wheels. They are heavy as hell, and the fact that they cant be trued is a NEGATIVE because they do get out of true and then you are stuck with a wobbly, heavy, 300 dollar wheel.
    I didn't know they could get like that, at least to a noticeable extent... Is that common? And after how long? Not planning on getting them but out of curiosity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt35built View Post
    They are relatively durable, which you can say for most wheels. They are heavy as hell, and the fact that they cant be trued is a NEGATIVE because they do get out of true and then you are stuck with a wobbly, heavy, 300 dollar wheel.
    Not too much of a negative if you're not running brakes...
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Not too much of a negative if you're not running brakes...
    Yeah a riding on a non-true wheel that cannot be fixed thus will only get worse isn't a problem for people riding brake less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shenny88 View Post
    I didn't know they could get like that, at least to a noticeable extent... Is that common? And after how long? Not planning on getting them but out of curiosity...
    Is it common? Cant give you any statistics, but I have had one friend who had it become a problem for him, another person I met showed me his wheel asking for tips to fix(nothing that I could think of) and then a number of stories that I have read online. Not to mention they are extremely overpriced and you can get a better quality SET of wheels for the price you would pay for one aerospoke.

    after how long? It only takes one pothole, one crash, one bump to throw it off to the point of no return (unless your going to take a mallet to your new 300 dollar wheel). So it can happen the first day out or never depending on where/how much/how hard you ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    They are neither aerodynamic nor lightweight. They look cool, and that is it. 100%. If you want wheels that look cool, go for it.
    also aerospokes are pretty bomb proof and will last a long time and never go out of true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdst3 View Post
    the H plus son rims-Formation Face and the Aerospoke
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    durability of aeropokes....still better than spinergy
    you can send in a broken aerospoke and get a new one for $150 no matter how old it was. still pricier than replacing a rim but a good service if something happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
    also aerospokes are pretty bomb proof and will last a long time and never go out of true
    This guy is clueless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHR3AK View Post
    durability of aeropokes....still better than spinergy
    you can send in a broken aerospoke and get a new one for $150 no matter how old it was. still pricier than replacing a rim but a good service if something happens
    Good service would be replacing it for free when you spent 300+. Your cool looking wheel now cost you 450.

    And I take it your talking about the rev-x when saying aerospokes are more durable than spinergy. Spinergy doesnt even make that style of wheel anymore, and the reason the aerospokes are more durable is because the design is totally different. Look at the spokes themselves. A aerospoke probably weights twice that of a rev x where the spokes where thin sheets of carbon, actually lightweight, and somewhat aerodynamic.
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    i'm well aware of the difference between the rev x and the aerospoke, point was that there are a lot more dangerous wheels which some people still ride.

    replacing a wheel for free someone run thou a pothole does seem to be to good to be true.

    don't get me wrong, i don't own an aerospoke and don't plan on getting one. the point is more that they are not race wheels but if someone want's to ride them it's not the worst you can do to yourself...

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    Hey guys, read the OP's first post in Introductions, and then temper your remarks accordingly:

    1) His bike is a Schwinn Cutter
    2) He is is probably a teenager dependent on parents for funding
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt35built View Post
    This guy is clueless...
    I don't know.

    I spotted this one on Sunday and it was pretty true for as old as it is.


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    @TejanoTrackie
    Okay. im NOT a teen and definitely NOT dependent on parents funding at all. which is WHY I'm very cautious about making these decisions. I don't have money to burn. but good attempt at reading people on the internet though...

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    Well KDST3 look at it like this. A pair of aerospokes is going to cost you 300-700$. A set of H plus wheels will run you 300-500$. Why are you willing to spend more on wheels than you did on your entire bike? There are other parts that need more immediate attention. However, look at Alexwheels if you must upgrade wheelsets. They have a mock velocity deep v for a relatively low price and are good quality. I will be looking for a response to my question.

    EDIT: After looking more closely at your bike, if you purchase a wheelset at all you are a fool. The bike is 350$ and a wheelset will run you at least 100$. 1/3 of the total price of the bike for wheels still doesnt make sense. You dont have a bad bike. But you do have a heavy, week, poorly designed bike. If I were you Id get a new frame for 200-300$
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    I would look into a new frame first..
    Aerospokes are garbage IMHO, and the H-Plus sons are just too pricey and heavy.
    I would get over the image thing, and get a set of open pros or CXP33s (if you want the semi deep v) they are just better made for the same or similar price (eyeletted, not pinned blah blah)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt35built View Post
    They are relatively durable, which you can say for most wheels.
    This. I seriously would like some Aerospokes purely for looks. But since they are neither light nor aero I could never spend my money on them.

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    In a way; isn't the Aerospoke meant for the streets? Because it's not for the track?

    I agree with them looking cool: I love the way they look. Personally I'm more into 'form over function' but if they didn't lack performance so badly, I'd get one.

    I'd like a Wood's hub, nice rims - and having my LBS lace good spokes - IMO that's how you spend your money right on wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Hey guys, read the OP's first post in Introductions, and then temper your remarks accordingly:

    1) His bike is a Schwinn Cutter
    2) He is is probably a teenager dependent on parents for funding
    OP, yes, perhaps the second point is unfair, but the first point is actually relevant. Putting such expensive wheels (regardless they are good or not) on such a cheap bike is basically the equivalent of putting spinners and massive exhaust pipes on a beat-up car that costs less than the accessories purchased for it.

    You'd be much better off saving for a new bike if you were desperate to spend the money.
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