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Specialized/HED Tri-spoke...(5 posts)

Specialized/HED Tri-spoke...hawayyan1
Nov 27, 2003 10:41 AM
wheels. Why do you never see anyone train on these. They are light, aero and supposedly bomb-proof. I have a pair a friend traded me, and I never ride them. If they are bad to train on, why. If not, is it just that I would look like a d*%k if I did. I do not race, but my friend wanted some rollers, so I traded the rollers for the wheels, since I ride a fluid trainer.

re: Specialized/HED Tri-spoke...rogue_CT1
Nov 27, 2003 11:15 AM
I train on mine all the time. On my Monday night group ride, which is actually a race, there are normally about 2-3 others that use them.
re: Specialized/HED Tri-spoke...Jon Billheimer
Nov 27, 2003 3:08 PM
The reason you don't see too many roadies training on them is because they're a specialty aero/time trial wheel, and a bit heavy. My tri-spoke front wheel weighs just under 1000 gms, whereas a road front wheel would weigh in the neighbourhood of 600 to 700 gms depending on the wheelset. But there's certainly nothing wrong with them. If you hang out with triathletes you'll see more people riding with them or other deep-section wheels.
Thanks, hope all had good T-givinghawayyan1
Nov 27, 2003 11:46 PM
re: Specialized/HED Tri-spoke...MShaw
Nov 30, 2003 11:21 PM
Part of the reason you don't see as many of the tri-spokes as you used to is that they're not new and sexy any more. Zipps, Reynolds, etc. are the new, new thing.

If you've got a pair of tubular wheels, let me know.