questions about specialized tri-spoke wheels

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by zaku, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. zaku

    zaku New Member

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    i'm in looking to purchase this set of wheels for try out. and have few questions as i'm new to carbon TT wheels.
    when buying an used pair, what should i definitely look for to ensure it's in good and ridable conditions? i know to check if there is loose bearing play, cracks/dents on the carbon fiber and if the wheel is true (will these even go untrue??). but is there anything else i should note for?
    and if these wheels can be be ridden casually on normal streets (not in tracks only)? will they break or wear faster than normal spoked wheels?
     
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  2. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    Why would anyone ride a carbon fiber tri-spoke 'casually' on the road? :confused:

    I must be getting old and not understanding all you young guys out there...
     
  3. Phill P

    Phill P New Member

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    Check the side walls for wear. If they look too thrashed then you may not get much more life for what you are spending.

    I saw a pair of tri spokes in the LBS recently and I could not believe they were still being ridden, apparently the owner was "a big guy" and hard on brakes.
     
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