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tri spoke wheel?

Old 09-19-14, 12:05 PM
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tri spoke wheel?

i love the look of them, i remember having two 5 spoke wheels on my haro shredder bmx, why are they so expensive for road/fixed gears? also any other cheap alternatives?
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Old 09-19-14, 12:15 PM
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Here's a very informative thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...ke-wheels.html
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Old 09-19-14, 12:22 PM
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why thank you
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Old 09-19-14, 12:48 PM
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How the **** did I miss that thread?
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They're expensive because unlike your BMX bike, weight is a huge factor when people shop for road cycling gear. Carbon fiber is the most widely used material when dealing with aerodynamics because you can use more material while keeping the weight down. Deeper sections are preferable to increase aerodynamics and with that comes weight. While these wheels do look cool, their main purpose is for speed so price is subjective to what you're trying to accomplish.
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They're 70% foam.
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They're 70% foam.
70% by weight or 70% by volume ?

Anyways, that has little to do with why they cost so much.
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Old 09-19-14, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
70% by weight or 70% by volume ?

Anyways, that has little to do with why they cost so much.
volume

Still beats getting cardboard honeycomb with ZIPP

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volume

Still beats getting cardboard honeycomb with ZIPP


Like to know how that happened!!
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Like to know how that happened!!
Termites.
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Termites.
Too late for the exterminator, I suppose?
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Termites.
Bees maybe?
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Bees maybe?
Those are special disc wheels used by the Honey Stinger racing team

Sponsorship
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Those are special disc wheels used by the Honey Stinger racing team

Sponsorship
Ahh, Should have guessed.
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Actually, it's a prop in the new horror movie, "The killer bees hidden in the disc wheel."
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Is the title "Supreme Rush vs. Killer Bees"?
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Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
Is the title "Supreme Rush vs. Killer Bees"?
Dude, it's Premium Rush... *smh*

Show some respect for the best bike movie of all time.

/sarcasm
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Dude, it's Premium Rush... *smh*

Show some respect for the best bike movie of all time.

/sarcasm
Sorry. That's what I meant. Best movie of all time, for sure.
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I love how quickly things spiral out here. I lol'd.
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I love how quickly things spiral out here. I lol'd.
Exactly why I love this forum... things constantly go off the rails in the most unexpected ways.
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