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loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:06 pm
by PoorCyclist
One of my wheelsets have fat spokes and they are wider than the CX-rays, they make a loud air whipping sound when you ride it.

Does that mean it is less effecient?

loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:06 pm
by Weenie

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:21 pm
by Rick
Probably.

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:27 pm
by mjduct
slow down...

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:35 pm
by PoorCyclist
here is a pic
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had gone to 45mph and almost a machine like sound.. could be the amplification of the carbon rim.

Mavics have bigger spokes than this, and wonder what you guys have heard..

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:55 pm
by luckysix
I get a similar noise on my AC 420 Aero 3 which has rather thick-looking bladed spokes.

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:55 am
by 2002SaecoReplica
PoorCyclist wrote:One of my wheelsets have fat spokes and they are wider than the CX-rays, they make a loud air whipping sound when you ride it.

Does that mean it is less effecient?


It's the fabric of the space-time continuum starting to rip. Haven't you ever seen Back To The Future?

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 3:01 am
by mvacolnago
You should hear a pair if mad fiber wheels when I am putting down some power, sounds like a truck

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:37 am
by bura
PoorCyclist wrote:One of my wheelsets have fat spokes and they are wider than the CX-rays, they make a loud air whipping sound when you ride it.

Does that mean it is less effecient?


PC, the photo does not show the complete spoke lenghts.
Have you trued your wheels recently and are one or some of your spokes twisted towards the nipple head?Means not sitting in the correct direction to the wind with the sharp edges ? :noidea:

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:40 am
by Murphs
Sounds like a twisted spoke to me...

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:06 pm
by adriano
i doubt its the spokes.

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 3:35 pm
by fdegrove
Hi,

Does that mean it is less effecient?


Absolutely.

As someone else already suggested, have you checked to see if the spokes are correctly orientated ?

Ciao, ;)

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:58 pm
by ergott
mvacolnago wrote:You should hear a pair if mad fiber wheels when I am putting down some power, sounds like a truck


The Spinergy Rev-X used to make the coolest sound at speed. Sounded like a Vietnam war reenactment with the Huey gunships coming over the horizon. All I needed was the "Ride of the Valkyries" soundtrack.

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:42 pm
by kavitator
Best sound has Disc Wheel:)

spokes looks like Pillar

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:56 pm
by fdegrove
Hi,

ergott wrote:
mvacolnago wrote:You should hear a pair if mad fiber wheels when I am putting down some power, sounds like a truck


The Spinergy Rev-X used to make the coolest sound at speed. Sounded like a Vietnam war reenactment with the Huey gunships coming over the horizon. All I needed was the "Ride of the Valkyries" soundtrack.


No wheels to go with one of Jimi Hendrix tracks out there? :mrgreen: :lol:

Ciao, ;)

Re: loud air noise from spokes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:56 pm
by Weenie