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What is Aerospoke wheel ?

Old 06-19-16, 11:21 AM
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What is Aerospoke wheel ?

is all carbon fiber wheel ? advantage of this wheel? more speed?? racing wheel?, for style ? Fragile wheel ? Compatible on a hybrid bike

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It is a hunk of wheel shaped plastic designed to make you think you look cool. They are way overpriced and don't really do much of any good unless you are at a higher speed and even then they are still silly.
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Wrong. Aerospokes are legit performance and aesthetic enhancements.


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Little-known fact: Aerospokes were originally designed for sulkie racing.

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I have one on the front of my Felt. They are heavier than the average wheel. I have not seen any performance gain whatsoever from it. Mostly for looks and sacrifices performance at that. That aside, I really like how the wheel rides. I like that there are no spokes to damage. The wheel will mostly stay true unless you really trash it. It rolls smoothly and paired with the carbon fork on my bike, it is a nice combo. The fad has all but disappeared and from what I understand, Aerospoke is no longer in business.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Little-known fact: Aerospokes were originally designed for sulkie racing.



That horse needs a speech bubble with something like "Haters gona hate"
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Old 06-19-16, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
The fad has all but disappeared and from what I understand, Aerospoke is no longer in business.
Maybe the fad has passed in some cities but out here in Southern CA it's still raging. Way too many dumbass kids with Aerospokes (usually on the rear) in San Diego.

The shop recently got an email from a sales rep at Aerospoke so I'm assuming they're still in business.
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In Los Angeles the Mexican kids who can't get girlfriends put these on their bikes and ride around causing trouble in groups of 5-7 people, all I know about it.
Yeah, we need to build a wall.
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Yeah, we need to build a wall.
Va a estar al sur o al norte de este dicho muro?
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This thread was supposed to be about Aerospokes...
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You're obviously caucasian. Only white people are vegan.


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You're obviously caucasian. Only white people are vegan.


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angry super rage face ; )

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i always liked the idea of the look but havent seen an application of aerospoke wheels really done right. plus building your own rims is more fun.
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angry super rage face ; )

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Jewish vegan ? That's totally not kosher, man.
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Jewish vegan ? That's totally not kosher, man.
Actually way more Kosher but I never really was strict when I was religious.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Maybe the fad has passed in some cities but out here in Southern CA it's still raging. Way too many dumbass kids with Aerospokes (usually on the rear) in San Diego.

The shop recently got an email from a sales rep at Aerospoke so I'm assuming they're still in business.
Looks like they had a fire and are temporarily closed. Saw a few posts on forums and online about their number being invalid. Their website explains more if anyone is interested.

For me, I like them, and would run duals if I could find a rear that was not $440. A bit more and you can have a full set of Mavic Ellipse wheels.
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Bought an aerospoke from my roommate who ditched the fixed gear scene for $50. Rode it for a few months and decided I'm over that kinda stuff. Sold it for way more.

Also sold my Specialized trispoke, and my Spin trispoke. I'm even getting out of the super deep profile rims. Crazy how my likes/dislikes/taste has changed over 10 years.
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yesh but youre still hanging onto those 650 fronts.
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yesh but youre still hanging onto those 650 fronts.
If anyone's hanging onto it, I think it's you. Considering you feel the need to bring it up so often.
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you cant really talk about outgrowing the front wheel trends of the fixed gear scene with a straight face when youre running a 650 front, can you?
(at least youre not still into fgfs)
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you cant really talk about outgrowing the front wheel trends of the fixed gear scene with a straight face when youre running a 650 front, can you?
(at least youre not still into fgfs)
Is it a trend though? In the 3 cities I've lived in since getting into riding, I haven't seen them around too much. None of my personal friends do it. It's not very common in photos online. It fits a specific purpose for myself, with riding small frames.

And I've never been into fgfs. That **** always annoyed me. I got into track bikes/fixed gear because I loved how minimal and stylistic these bikes were. I loved the sleek look of skinny tires on small steel frames with narrow drops. Throwing fat ass tires and wheels on beefy frame sets and using BMX bars...just super ugly.
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I was a pretty big trend a few years back.

A few silly kids are still hanging onto it here in SD too. Those are the same kids with their saddle pointed at their headset and riser bars just wide enough for an Oury grip on each side of the stem who carry on about how "aggressive" their bikes are.
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I was a pretty big trend a few years back.
I bet you were.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I was a pretty big trend a few years back.

riser bars just wide enough for an Oury grip on each side of the stem who carry on about how "aggressive" their bikes are.
Jeez those are some wide bars. I have seen some kids in my area that go even shorter to where they have to cut down their Ourys. I am not sure why that is cool. They are super short or way too long. What is wrong with a good reasonable comfortable length?

Also your mom was a pretty big trend a few years ago ; )
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