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: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.
- Ride comfort?
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.