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Spoke Spinners "Reflectors"

Old 08-10-20, 05:37 AM
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Spoke Spinners "Reflectors"

To leave on / or take off... Any opinions. I left them on my Trek road bike, but have removed them from my Raleigh MB.
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Old 08-10-20, 06:52 AM
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I mostly commute, so I choose visibility, especially at night or in low light situations. But you can do what you want depending on how you ride.
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Old 08-10-20, 07:58 AM
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kind of personal choice. They are pretty effective. If you never ride after dark they are probably not needed.

You can buy reflective tape just for spokes. Surprisingly effective and almost zero weight

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

personally I like stringing powered lights in the wheels.
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Old 08-12-20, 07:25 AM
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My choice is visibility over style. My wheels have two or three reflectors, depending upon spoke lacing.

When riding at night I add these spoke lights to each wheel.
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Old 08-12-20, 11:09 AM
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I had hard plastic ones on my rear wheel but they kept the wheel out of true so i removed them.
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Old 08-12-20, 11:50 AM
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I don't actively take them off when I get a bike, but I find they generally fall off or break within a few weeks of use. They are not generally well-made or up to heavy use.
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Old 08-13-20, 01:30 AM
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I use reflective tape on the spokes instead, and immediately remove the plastic wheel reflectors. It looks like this.






Originally Posted by Pop N Wood View Post
You can buy reflective tape just for spokes. Surprisingly effective and almost zero weight

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You can get a lot more of the same grade tape here. Minimum order is $20 + S&H fees.

https://www.identi-tape.com/3M-engineer-grade1.html
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Old 08-13-20, 02:29 PM
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Old 08-14-20, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dragoonO1 View Post
You can get a lot more of the same grade tape here. Minimum order is $20 + S&H fees.

https://www.identi-tape.com/3M-engineer-grade1.html
good source, I need more tape and that looks good.

But the ones in my previous link are cut to the perfect size for spokes, worth the extra few cents to save headache. Quick and easy to install.
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Old 08-14-20, 12:55 PM
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I am tempted to add more reflectors to my spokes. Maybe enough to make a complete circle.
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Old 08-15-20, 12:31 PM
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I usually leave them alone unless they fall off, or get in the way for something like truing the wheel (and they inevitably break when removing them).
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Old 08-16-20, 09:04 AM
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I usually take them off and put stealth reflective tape on half of the rim to maintain the oscillating effect, which seems to do a better job at catching my eye while I'm driving at night. YMMV

Since I have a black bike with black wheels, I use the black tape option, but this brand has other color options to chose from.

https://lightweights.com/products/li...black-tape-100
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