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Old 05-07-12, 06:12 AM   #1
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Aerospoke/Trispoke. Yay or nay?

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Old 05-07-12, 06:16 AM   #2
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Nay, unless you are actually timetrialling.
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+1

I liked my Aerospoke but the novelty wore off pretty quickly.
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Old 05-07-12, 07:22 AM   #4
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Naaay - a wheel you can not true: where is the logic in that?

on the other hand... 3Rensho + Aerospoke = Sqrl Supping Machine
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Meh. I just don't like carbon. Never seen a carbon part fail gracefully. I'm a big guy and would hate to have a wheel explode on me.
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Trispoke - Nay. Too much to worry about and are fragile compared to A0spokes

Aerospoke - yay/nay. I have a set and I'm pretty satisfied with them. Are they light...nay to the 2nd power, but they are a novelty. Strong wheels but are boats (6lbs for the wheelset). I'd say pass if you're looking for something other than weight training and go for something you won't notice every time you climb. If the weigh doesn't bother you go for it since you'll also enjoy how they make you're bike look.
I've done a few "dumb" things to make them even more heavy than necessary like attaching 50mm tires to it, but I don't mind. Currently have 38mm on it cuz I enjoy cushy tiresGoing back to spoked wheels will definitely make you appreciate the weight loss though
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If you actually race, trispoke.

If not, none.
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aero spoke nay...tri spoke yay...depends on your preference and usage...i love the trispoke...spins for days and looks great.
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Old 05-07-12, 05:20 PM   #11
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lol well...
after getting into fixed gear bikes 6 years ago, and disliking the whole tarck fashion scene for so long, then getting into road bikes, building both newer and vintage geared bikes, then building a legit track bike, long after of the fixie cliche of aerospokes being awesome becoming passe...

i got an aerospoke lol

is it a novelty? totally. is it heavy? definitely. do i like my front white aerospoke? HELL YAH!!

its like, after hating on aerospokes for the longest time, and after they've finally started losing their street cred plus points, ive finally gotten an aerospoke and totally dig it.
i will say its on my "sweet fixay" bike, and i have a number of other more serious bike builds that are for more serious riding, so the negatives of it being heavy dont phase me too much, since im not super worried about having the lightest bike with this build.

obviously it cant be trued, but i really dont see it ever getting out of true unless i was say, trick riding and hoping stairs or something, which im not really into. it does seem like a "bomb proof" wheel in terms of general street riding.
while it seems a little harder getting the bike up to speed with the 'spoke', it also seems to keep speed a bit easier.

anywho thats my 2cents.
dont buy an aerospoke if you are looking to have a hi-performance wheel. if you are going for "the look" of a "sweet fixay" then by all means go for it, which is what i did haha
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I have an aerospoke and I like it, but I wouldn't pay full retail for it.
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Old 05-07-12, 07:06 PM   #14
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Nay to the Aerospoke, for their overinflated cost, you can easily build up a nice spoked wheelset that will not only be lighter, but stronger and more durable.
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lol well...
after getting into fixed gear bikes 6 years ago, and disliking the whole tarck fashion scene for so long, then getting into road bikes, building both newer and vintage geared bikes, then building a legit track bike, long after of the fixie cliche of aerospokes being awesome becoming passe...

i got an aerospoke lol

is it a novelty? totally. is it heavy? definitely. do i like my front white aerospoke? HELL YAH!!

its like, after hating on aerospokes for the longest time, and after they've finally started losing their street cred plus points, ive finally gotten an aerospoke and totally dig it.
i will say its on my "sweet fixay" bike, and i have a number of other more serious bike builds that are for more serious riding, so the negatives of it being heavy dont phase me too much, since im not super worried about having the lightest bike with this build.

obviously it cant be trued, but i really dont see it ever getting out of true unless i was say, trick riding and hoping stairs or something, which im not really into. it does seem like a "bomb proof" wheel in terms of general street riding.
while it seems a little harder getting the bike up to speed with the 'spoke', it also seems to keep speed a bit easier.

anywho thats my 2cents.
dont buy an aerospoke if you are looking to have a hi-performance wheel. if you are going for "the look" of a "sweet fixay" then by all means go for it, which is what i did haha
I dont like aerospokes in particular...but i like your build aerospoke included...nice...very nice...
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I dont like aerospokes in particular...but i like your build aerospoke included...nice...very nice...
thanks man!
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A trispoke will give you a psychosomatic edge on your commute. Like, "Damn, this headwind really sucks. But it would suck even more if I didn't have this sweet aero trispoke. I must be going pretty fast."
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A trispoke will give you a psychosomatic edge on your commute. Like, "Damn, this headwind really sucks. But it would suck even more if I didn't have this sweet aero trispoke. I must be going pretty fast."
you mean crosswind?
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you mean crosswind?
he means headwind.
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If you dont race, trispoke.
If you actually do, none.

for proper street cred.
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Neither of those wheels are beneficial and rather in fact, detrimental aside from cosmetics in the eye of the beholder... I was forced to commute on a trispoke and it sucked hard, the crosswinds and the paranoia from road conditions. In all honesty I can do without them all together.
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If you can get either for a good deal, then why not? They have a high resale value.
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But of course! But I was saying that in a functional sense.
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I personally have not ridden a bike that has either, but from an aesthetic standpoint I hate them both equally. But people hate my wheels too, so it's all a matter of what YOU want.

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If you can get either for a good deal, then why not? They have a high resale value.
Seriously. As some of you remember I picked one up for 75 bucks and a tune up, rode with it/liked it for a while and then sold it on eBay for 300 bucks. Boom.
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