Carbon spokes

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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spytech
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Florian wrote:
Delpi wrote:NB I have never tested them.

AFAIK they never hit the market so far and after beeing announced for almost 2 years they might turn out to be vaporware.

The spokes on the pictures look like steel spokes with carbon-wrappings in the middle section and when you look at the picture of the road version very closely it seems as if they aren't tensioned (they're bowing):

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either they do not have any tension or its not a real picture of them, just something created in photoshop. :idea:

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by Ye Olde Balde One

They look like these....
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sucks that you can not use those spokes with a regular hub. does anyone make a full carbon spoke with an alloy bonded thread - for higher spoke tension (since carbon would strip)?

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by nikh

Something to ponder over...[url=http://www.greatgocycles.com.tw/cgi-bin/productfn/pdt_detail_lst.pl?ProdID=67]Carbon Spokes.
Aero-Glide Performance By Fusing Carbon Plies To Butted Stainless Steel Spokes.[/url]
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