half man - half sheep
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Allen (Dallas), TX
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Velocity Deep V's and bladed spokes
Are there any bladed spokes you can run with the Deep Vs and still get a very durable, strong tandem wheel? The LBS finally convinced my stoker that the Rolfs/Bontrager tandem wheels are not such a good idea at our team heft (370). I'm of the opinion that the bladed spokes + low spoke count are most of the problem on those fancy racing wheels anyway. It may not be a good idea to run bladed on the Deep Vs + high spoke count.
At our level (high expense and slow...ie enthusiast) it's all about aesthetics. Not sure what a rear wheel with 40 bladed spokes would look like. The LBS entertained the idea so I must not be too far out there with the idea. Ok...it's really my Stoker-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed's idea. But I must ask anyway.