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I like my Aerospoke and I'm not apologizing for it.

Old 03-09-10, 07:12 AM
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I like my Aerospoke and I'm not apologizing for it.

Does anyone remember this forum back when people were ****ting themselves over Aerospokes on fixies? That is, how cool they were? Now people scramble to be the first to **** all over someone's joy at having a new bike because it has an Aerospoke.

**** that, y'all. You done lost your enjoyment of riding bikes, which is now apparently serious business. Build your bike the way you like, ride the ever-loving hell out of it, and if someone criticizes you for what you ride, shove it up their ass sideways with a handful of sand thrown in for enjoyment.

To that end, I like my Aerospoke. Sure, it's heavy, but I like the way it looks. I've liked Aerospokes since the ****ing '90s. It's also durable and the bearings are insanely smooth.

Post here if you love Aerospokes. Don't be ashamed - you have your reasons.

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I don't know if I'd ever put one on my bike but I like them too.
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So what ARE the cons of aerospokes? It definitely serves its purpose as an aero rim due to its weight and design. Durability?
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We're on the same page mr fugazi....

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I'm impartial...which means I completely agree with your rant, do what you want and love it.

Can you hear a sweet wooooshhhh sound when you're at speed?
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This bike is awesome.
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Can you hear a sweet wooooshhhh sound when you're at speed?
Nope....all I hear is wind and the sound of rubber on asphalt.

Also, Yo! your bike is rad.
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i like the look of hed3's but both of them be xpensive
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Thank you kind sirs, but alas....it's for sale
Just a little too big.
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave View Post
Does anyone remember this forum back when people were ****ting themselves over Aerospokes on fixies? That is, how cool they were?
i remember. i feel the same way about my pink non-machined deep v's. i don't know if i would buy them today, but i've had 'em for years and love 'em.

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I loved mine when I had them. I kinda regret selling them, but they definitely were floppy compared to a spoked wheel
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I don't hate aerospokes. I just hate when people buy crap to make their bikes pretty just to take pictures of it. I'm glad you enjoy riding your bike. I don't care if your bikes got a million colorways just ride the damn thing. I think the "serious business" people are just as annoying as the "hipsters"

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I have liked mag wheels since I was knee high to a grasshopper. BMX/Freestyle
I just wish somone would make a decent set.
Something that is just as stiff as a standard wheel, doesn't weigh a metric a$$ ton... Oh wait, Carbon Fiber..

Did I mention price?
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its funny, I like the look of one aerospoke, and one regular rear wheel, but dual aerospokes just look odd.
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Aerodynamic? Yes. Heavy? Yes. Doesn't make sense to me to be so heavy, but for street riding that shouldn't be a problem. I hear they're damn good to trick on, but for the price, you can get a great used HED or trispoke. On top of that, pay less than $100 more and you could easily get DA to Open Pro CD's.


However, that chub is beasting. Such as sexy hub.
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I joke around but I do think arrospokz are purty.

Expensive, though. If I could justify getting one, I would.

@wearyourtruth I like them pink veeps too. I ALMOST got a pair before deciding to get my teal-colored ones.


So yes, I agree... ride what you like. As long as it's not a jackass setup that puts you and others in danger, it doesn't bother me at all.
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I feel like this thread wouldve gotten mad hate if it wasn't Fugazi Dave who started it.
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If someone gave me one, yeah, I'd rock it.
Don't have the type of cash to drop on one though.
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I love my aerospoke... def heavier than spoked wheels, but it looks awesome!!! and i agree on the single aerospoke looking cool, but dual aerospokes are iffy. to me anyways.. also they are a very stong wheel. good for street riding where strength is important and weight isn't as important as velodrome cycling... =)
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Totally dig them. Guitly pleasure that I don't want to drop the cash on, though. But I've always wanted mag wheels ever since I saw the "Spin" wheels in a GT promo brocheure.
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Originally Posted by NoCash27 View Post
I feel like this thread wouldve gotten mad hate if it wasn't Fugazi Dave who started it.
gotta have cred to bring the luv.
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave View Post
Does anyone remember this forum back when people were ****ting themselves over Aerospokes on fixies? That is, how cool they were? Now people scramble to be the first to **** all over someone's joy at having a new bike because it has an Aerospoke.

**** that, y'all. You done lost your enjoyment of riding bikes, which is now apparently serious business. Build your bike the way you like, ride the ever-loving hell out of it, and if someone criticizes you for what you ride, shove it up their ass sideways with a handful of sand thrown in for enjoyment.

To that end, I like my Aerospoke. Sure, it's heavy, but I like the way it looks. I've liked Aerospokes since the ****ing '90s. It's also durable and the bearings are insanely smooth.

Post here if you love Aerospokes. Don't be ashamed - you have your reasons.


That bike looks kinda *****. Not as in *****exual, but as, you know, *****, whiney, wishywashy...

EDIT: what, you can't say fa§§y (§=g)?
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