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Newsflash: Aerospokes are SO not built for speed

Old 02-12-08, 03:00 PM
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To me Aerospokes look ugly. Plus, if they break you can throw them away. A normal spoked wheel can usually be repaired. You might have to replace a spoke, or all the spokes, or the rim, or the hub. Can't do that with Aerospokes. Plus, did I mention they look ugly?
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Old 02-12-08, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
Whoa wait. They make a coasting fixie with variable gears? Where can I buy one?!?!????!!!
The "coast" part is easy: any FG bike can coast; just unclip and raise your feet.
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They still look cool, lolz.
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Just put on a set on one of my bikes, and they are sweet! Cant feel the weight when accelerating. They feel soild and stiff as nothing i have tried before. I have been riding a lot of different wheels and normally i would choose light weight before anything, but i could get used to working on theese wheels as well.
Cool or uncool? - I Vote cool!
Post pictures of your aerospokes:

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Old 02-12-08, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jumbo View Post
Cool or uncool? - I Vote cool!
Post pictures of your aerospokes:

Oh Yeah!
ow ow ow ow ow....

EDIT:

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Old 02-12-08, 03:36 PM
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i like them but they arent as tough as people say. I know people who have cracked aerospokes.
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Old 02-12-08, 03:41 PM
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Old 02-12-08, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
Thats because its the heaviest and/or has the poorest weight distribution with more mass farther away from the hub. The results basically have nothing to say about the aerodynamic qualities of arrospok. Note that the arrospok is not called accelespok.
There is a similar chart floating around for drag force at constant speed. Aerospokes are near the bottom of that list (at least for aero-specific wheels) too.

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Old 02-12-08, 03:46 PM
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http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-15505311.html

Aerospokes arnt even that aero.... there like 20th place... ZIPP wheels win
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Old 02-12-08, 03:48 PM
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I hope that soldier isnt planning on any wheelies or curb/bunny hops...
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Originally Posted by ~Stuart~ View Post
http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-15505311.html

Aerospokes arnt even that aero.... there like 20th place... ZIPP wheels win
not bad considering what and how burly they are
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Originally Posted by asherlighn View Post
What I find interesting is that lots and lots of people who use their fixed gear bicycles for urban commuting (which requires lots of stopping and starting and modulation of low speed velocities) run heavy deep section rims which are designed to be aero. I myself run the IRO wheels [are they Deep Vs? They were advertised as such when I bought them, now they call them Cold Fusion? w/e] which, while quite stiff and durable, are probably not nearly as good as a set of lighter box section rims for my commute.

I love my Ritchey Deep Section wheels on my road bike, though.

Edit: I really wish they had some Deep Vs or Ritchey Deep Sections up there.
I gotta agree with you. How often does someone sustain 25mph+ on their city ridden fix/single.
How many times do you start from a light, accelerate up to less than 25mph, and then slow back down a few blocks latter.

Now ask yourself what is more important: aerodynamics or inertia?
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Graph is irrelevant to this forum.

ARROSPOK is for getting pitted and getting pitted only.
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Originally Posted by Jumbo View Post
They feel soild and stiff as nothing i have tried before.
you should try other wheels, cause they data say that aerospokes are anything but stiff.
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Old 02-12-08, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
you should try other wheels, cause they data say that aerospokes are anything but stiff.
Who the hell needs data? Those wheels look hella cool!
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Old 02-12-08, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
you should try other wheels, cause they data say that aerospokes are anything but stiff.
for so true. they suck for stiffness
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
for so true. they suck for stiffness
Hmm. They feel stiff compared to my 36 3x phil-cxp33 and they even have welded spokes. Where is the stiffness graph?
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Isn't it lateral stiffness that they have, "challenges" with?

Gyeswho: Defiantly, and there is says they only have 4 spokes, so either they are REALLY bad a counting, or the spoke count has changed.
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"Aerospoke 5 spoke - These wheels are the most flexible wheels I've ever tested. There is no difference at or between spokes primarily because they are so flexible everywhere." - Damon Rinard, on Sheldon Brown's site
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/wheel/index.htm

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It seems like a bad premise to think that the popularity of the Aerospoke amongst the fixed gear crowd has anything to do with performance (however you want to measure it).
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Originally Posted by ~Stuart~ View Post
Isn't it lateral stiffness that they have, "challenges" with?

Gyeswho: Defiantly, and there is says they only have 4 spokes, so either they are REALLY bad a counting, or the spoke count has changed.

yea laterally they are flexy
to the bold: uh what? what is that sentence saying?
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it seems that a good deal of buyers may not have gotten them in the first place for performance, but have since then convinced themselves they made a good decision
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Originally Posted by Jumbo View Post
Hmm. They feel stiff compared to my 36 3x phil-cxp33 and they even have welded spokes. Where is the stiffness graph?
really!!?? that's odd. my 36h Promax 3x to OP feels stiffer
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