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Hello, I am looking for opinions on having 1 or 2 Aerospokes on my fixie, I have read that 2 is ugly, What do u think?
     
June 16, 2013 01:17 PM
Marathoner
From: Ottawa On
8 posts
1 bike
the answer is zero
     
June 16, 2013 04:19 PM
Gabuyo
From: San Francisco
62 posts
16 bikes
For the price of one aerospoke, you could get a wheelset with phils or dura ace hubs on velomine.
     
June 16, 2013 05:43 PM
None, doesn't give you any benefit, besides street cred.

Why not get get mavic ellipse?
     
June 16, 2013 06:00 PM
I wish I would have known about Velo-Mine, I don't mine paying for Aerospokes it's more of a look than a benefit. My Rhus Elementi on my Tri bike cost me 1000.00 but they have a benefit. It's just that I find aerospokes look great on fixies. Many people don't seem to like them, Maybe it's the price.
     
June 16, 2013 06:21 PM
Marathoner
From: Ottawa On
8 posts
1 bike
front hed 3 and rear aerospoke or get out
     
June 16, 2013 08:43 PM
From an aesthetic standpoint a matching set is better than one, but I feel like you're better off putting the $$ elsewhere. Aerospokes are heavy, non-aero and ride like poo. Your hard earned money would be better spent on a nice frame.

If you already have the frame you want, but still like the look of a composite wheel I'd take a look at a used front HED3. IMHO the mullet look of a HED3 front/traditional rear is nicer than any combo of Aerospokes. Just beware, HED3s also have a terrible ride quality

Good luck!
     
June 16, 2013 09:11 PM
How heavy? I thought at this price they were carbon fiber?
     
June 16, 2013 10:02 PM
Marathoner
From: Ottawa On
8 posts
1 bike
LULULULULULULULULULULULULULULZ, to this thread.
     
June 16, 2013 10:29 PM
Rushing
From: Las Vegas, NV
372 posts
3 bikes
^^^you beat me to it , if youre riding a FIXIE aerospokes are fine and so are sweet SKIIDDDDDZZZZZZZZZZ , but when FIXIES grow up and become fixed gear bikes , they no longer ride aerojokes , because you dont get jack shit out of them, but a hole in your pocket , a burning pain from what u payed for something that heavy and of course a very good lesson of going with the fad .
     
June 17, 2013 01:20 AM
Bugz
From: Q boro , mad thorough
6 posts
2 bikes
sorry for the double post , but they arent carbon fiber , from what i understand they aqre carbon composite .get a nice ellipse front and something fancy and really light on the back , dura ace to open pro seems to be a nice combo .
     
June 17, 2013 01:22 AM
Bugz
From: Q boro , mad thorough
6 posts
2 bikes
I am also reading that they are 5lbs per set and take more time to stop spinning and harder start up on fixied gear. Thanks for your replies everyone, Going with a lighter wheelset.
     
June 17, 2013 10:40 AM
Marathoner
From: Ottawa On
8 posts
1 bike
     
June 17, 2013 03:17 PM
open pro with formula or dura ace hub
tb-14 with formula or dura ace hub

best bang for your buck
     
June 17, 2013 06:44 PM
2 of course.

what is this?
     
June 17, 2013 09:39 PM
FFF
From: Helsinki, FIN
72 posts
12 bikes
aerospokes are a brick
     
June 17, 2013 11:33 PM
buy them aerospokes!
     
June 18, 2013 01:00 AM
GMJ
From: St. Louis, MO
4 posts
1 bike
Pfffffffff...everyone knows imitation Tri-Spokes are the new Aerospokes.
     
June 18, 2013 12:47 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
aliexpress ! woot
     
June 18, 2013 01:26 PM
mktng
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
22 bikes
They are heavy. for one thing.

I heard it was actually a "carbon wrapping" not so sure if true or not.

but for that price, i would rather get phils.

just saying...
     
June 19, 2013 10:02 AM
damian_ha
7 posts
0 bikes
Aerospokes are made of molded carbon (as opposed to carbon fiber weave) attached to Velocity Aerohead rims.

Read all about it:

http://www.aerospoke.com/1/258/about_us...
     
June 19, 2013 12:29 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
a sidestep from veeps to formulas. not worth the price i think

*edit: velomine says they're built with sapims? I had no idea, but I am also skeptical of this. anyone else confirm this?
     
June 20, 2013 10:01 PM
onitsukatiger
From: West Lafayette, IN
74 posts
2 bikes
Why would you be skeptical? Pistards are built with Sapim 2.0 straight gauge spokes.

Also, the rims are much better than Velocity Deep Vs (especially now that Velocity's quality has been slipping since moving production to the US) and I'd take Miche hubs over Formulas any day.
     
June 20, 2013 10:14 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
not a sidestep at ALL. they are much better. think of them as ellipse juniors.. similar, but not quite at the level as ellipses.
     
June 22, 2013 06:23 PM
brembilla
From: CA, Irvine (previously SJ)
429 posts
8 bikes
I'd rather ride Pistards than Ellipses.
     
June 22, 2013 06:59 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes

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