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Old 10-21-14, 05:18 PM
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What are your thoughts on these cheap aero commuter wheels?



Now, I thought it was just a local thing. These aero-styled 50mm rims in many different colors. I live near a shop which sells State Bicycles which produces a lot of them, but then I saw the tons of them everywhere I went. Boston, Los Angeles, and New York. I start to ponder, why are these things so popular?

Anyone ride with them, give me your $0.02 on the matter.

(This isn't about commuting on your $1,000+ aero wheels.)

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Looks like a bog-standard track wheelset to me.
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Are you sure they're plastic? I'd be surprised if they aren't powder coated aluminum, considering that they offer them with either machined or non-machined sidewalls. As to their attraction, I don't know how they ride, but they look cool. I've got a set of yellow 32mm deep-v rims on my Straggler, 11mm short of the wheels pictured (those are 43mm rims, not 50mm), which I chose because they're bright, eye-catching, and strong (heavy, too, but that doesn't bother me). I get compliments on them all the time, so I guess I'm not the only one who thinks that bright yellow aero rims are cool.
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Long valve stems are required, which is fine if you can find them when you need them.
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I don't see the word 'plastic' anywhere on State's website referring to their wheels.
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If they're aluminum I guess it has more warrant to it. I've seen them in so many colors I'm not sure what to believe anymore. Sometimes they glow in the dark.
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Are you sure they're plastic? I'd be surprised if they aren't powder coated aluminum, considering that they offer them with either machined or non-machined sidewalls. As to their attraction, I don't know how they ride, but they look cool. I've got a set of yellow 32mm deep-v rims on my Straggler, 11mm short of the wheels pictured (those are 43mm rims, not 50mm), which I chose because they're bright, eye-catching, and strong (heavy, too, but that doesn't bother me). I get compliments on them all the time, so I guess I'm not the only one who thinks that bright yellow aero rims are cool.
Picture is exaggerated so we know what we're talking about. I see them in white, yellow, green, pink, etc. Pictures of your bike? How heavy are they exactly?
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