Ride it like you stole it
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Union County, NC
Bikes: 2013 Cannondale EVO Ultegra Di2, Pedal Force Aeroblade, Rue Tandem
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Anyone using radial spoked front wheel?
So the upgrading is going well. Still waiting on hubs for new wheel build. In the meantime, I installed a temporary front wheel, very different than the 40 spoke 3x stock wheel. It is a 28 radial spoked wheel built by Mike Garcia of OddsAndEndos. As I said, it is only temporary so at this point I am not concerned with longevity. What I did notice right off the bat was that Aero profile rims and radial spoking seemed to have stiffened up the front end. So much so that the ride seems a bit harsh.
I was wondering what others, who have ridden or are riding, radial spoked wheels felt it did for them with regard to:
- Ride comfort?
I am still considering the spoke pattern I will be using on the wheels. My winter single bike is 1x front (all heads in), 3xDS/2xNDS rear. On the tandem I am currently considering conventional 32 hole 3x rear, but the front is still open. Front hub is also 32 hole.
As an aside, swapping out the front wheel dropped the Cannondale's weight to under 35 pounds. It seems that with a front and rear wheel swap, along with the fork swap and brake swap I will meet my self imposed challenge of dropping 5 pounds off the total bike weight.