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Sound off on Hed. 3s.

Old 09-09-08, 11:44 PM
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Sound off on Hed. 3s.

what do you think of them?
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Old 09-09-08, 11:52 PM
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They are perfectly fine wheels when used for their intended purpose.
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Old 09-09-08, 11:55 PM
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I think they are well made and they look cool. I wouldn't want to ride one in the street, but that's just because I'm not a millionaire.
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Old 09-10-08, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
They are perfectly fine wheels when used for their intended purpose.
Like when they're put on bikes?
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Old 09-10-08, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dealingwithit View Post
Like when they're put on bikes?
I think he meant track and time trial use rather than curb jumping and bunny hopping (not that there is anything wrong with that)
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Old 09-10-08, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Gambutrol View Post
I think he meant track and time trial use rather than curb jumping and bunny hopping (not that there is anything wrong with that)
I figured. What if you just rode them on the streets with no curb jumping or bunny hopping involved? Is there anything wrong with them other than price?
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People will make fun of you on the internet. Other than that, not much.
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Originally Posted by dealingwithit View Post
I figured. What if you just rode them on the streets with no curb jumping or bunny hopping involved? Is there anything wrong with them other than price?
not that i can think of.
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Old 09-10-08, 08:07 AM
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They look snazzy

They're expensive

People on bikeforums will make fun of you.

Other than that, meh. I'm not gonna spend that much on wheels so whatever
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Old 09-10-08, 08:12 AM
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If you actually ride on a track yes they are great. For casual street use, waste of money and looks fugly.
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I think the main issue is not just that it is expensive, but that it is conspicuous, like driving a Mustang with loud mufflers or something. But then where I live, anything that isn't a rusty conversion is treated like conspicuous consumption. Fortunately we don't have a big theft problem but it seems like even a stock Iro or Steamroller will inspire equal parts curiosity and envy.
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Old 09-10-08, 08:58 AM
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i like mine.
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I think they are awesome Great for racing on the track with a tubular pumped up to 150 PSI. On the street I don't really see an issue riding them as long as you're not an idiot who hits potholes, jumps curbs and bunny hops them - basically anyone who rides them like they're a Deep V. And for daily abuse they don't make much sense either, they're no fun to ride when it gets windy.
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at first glance i thought this thread was going to be about the sounds that a HED3 makes. mine goes NOM NOM NOM NOM
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I guess I can hear the noise on mine at high speeds but mostly I just hear the purr of my tires.
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
They are perfectly fine wheels when used for their intended purpose of barspins and backwards circles.
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Old 09-10-08, 10:18 AM
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I guess I can hear the noise on mine at high speeds but mostly I just hear the purr of my tires.
i like to think it sounds like a helicopter ....
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I've never noticed the sound at high speed. They are pretty loud 10-15 or so mph then they quiet down...or the wind noise drowns them out.

I have a set on my tri/tt bike. I like them but the braking sucks (carbon rim). I've popped the front on my fixed and I like it for bombing around. Much lighter than my 36 spoke deep v. As has been said, if you aren't going fast enough they suck in crosswinds. I bonked one day this summer and had to buck a gusty head/crosswind for 25 miles on them. No fun.
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Old 09-10-08, 01:23 PM
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Mine goes nom nom nom as well. I heard hed3s help you do wheelies if you're not very good at them.
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