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hed 3 wheels in crits?(4 posts)

hed 3 wheels in crits?joe mudd
Jul 5, 2003 6:48 AM
anyone have some good imput(experience or knowledge) on using a hed 3 trispoke wheelset(or front wheel only) in criteriums?
ya see a lot of spinergy rev-x, but not many hed 3's in the field. seems like the hed 3 would be a fine choice for a non windy crit race.
joe mudd
Jul 5, 2003 10:54 AM
I have no direct knowledge- so feel free to disregard anything I might offer...

Granted, the "spokes" possess much of the weight.

Having seen the HED "factory," I'm a bit freaked at the prospect of "truing" a tri-spoke wheel- not to mention balance issues.

I know what happens when I assume, but I'd expect to see all sorts of pros using them if there was anything to be gained from their use.
Jul 5, 2003 11:15 AM
the hED factory? whats that place like?
re: hed 3 wheels in crits?brider
Jul 7, 2003 2:36 PM
I've used the rear Specialized TriSpoke in both crits and road races. Not a big deal. I've only used the front in TTs because of the succeptablility to cross winds. I know there are some VERY accomplished riders inthis area that have used the combo in crits (Carey Farrell, Mike Eddy, Dan Norton). I doubt any of these guys frequent this forum, however. Sorry, can't give you any first-hand advice.