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5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby mtbdudex » October 6th, 2010, 8:10 am

Driving to work this morning, I saw these 5 spoke MTB wheels, I last rode a BMX bike with these way back in the mid 1970's, of course those were 20" and very 1st generation.
Are these making a comeback with latest technology or is this a WalMart-ish bike??
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby Tom L. » October 6th, 2010, 8:18 am

They could be Aerospoke wheels, still made in Milford MI I believe.

http://www.aerospoke.com/1/258/about_us.asp
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby c0nsumer » October 6th, 2010, 8:22 am

Aerospokes are some darned heavy wheels.
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby edhug » October 6th, 2010, 8:27 am

Aerospoke has been around for a while. I see them a lot on police bikes

Skyway is still making their Tuff Wheel II bmx composite wheels. I had a pair on my Mongoose, circa 1982.
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby b_b » October 6th, 2010, 9:29 am

Attempt to fix something that ain't broken.
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby TenSpeed » October 6th, 2010, 10:25 am

Is it me, or are the handlebars on that bike really high? Stem looks huge. Wheels look pretty cool, but if they don't have any function, why bother?
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby scat silvurz » October 6th, 2010, 10:53 am

heavy fluid wrote:Wheels look pretty cool, but if they don't have any function, why bother?


Wheels are pretty much ALL FUNCTION.....
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby TenSpeed » October 6th, 2010, 11:00 am

scat silvurz wrote:
heavy fluid wrote:Wheels look pretty cool, but if they don't have any function, why bother?


Wheels are pretty much ALL FUNCTION.....


What I meant was if they are really heavy or prone to breaking or whatever, but look cool.....why bother. Why not just stick with a regular wheel. I know that wheels are all function.
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby i69whitey » October 6th, 2010, 11:59 am

mtbdudex wrote:Driving to work this morning,...
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well, at least you weren't textin' :wink:
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby mihalko1 » October 6th, 2010, 12:09 pm

Hey, lets all dump on something we don't anything about again!

These wheels have been around for ages, before Crossmax, before Stan, before Bieber or Britney. Other than the typical rolling wheel function that has already been mentioned, Aerospokes require no spokes and therefore no tensioning of spokes to keep in true. They are heavy, but robust in construction as well. Get these puppies up to speed and they keep you rolling. They ain't for light-weight racer boys, but they're not so heavy that the weekend warrior wouldn't enjoy them.

Read more here: http://www.aerospoke.com/1/258/about_us.asp

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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby TenSpeed » October 6th, 2010, 12:25 pm

Nothing in a 29er? :twisted:
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby mihalko1 » October 6th, 2010, 12:33 pm

heavy fluid wrote:Nothing in a 29er? :twisted:


I believe they have them now. For serious.
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby c0nsumer » October 6th, 2010, 12:34 pm

I would like to try some one day. I don't think I'd like them, but I'd still like to try them out and see.
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby scat silvurz » October 6th, 2010, 1:35 pm

They're only about $900 a set for mtb wheels, why wait!?
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Re: 5 spoke MTB wheels??

Postby Skin N Bones » October 7th, 2010, 4:44 am

If I remember correctly,which is getting rarer all the time,the Aerospokes were aimed at the tri market for claimed aerodynamics??
They are way heavy but bullet proof.
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