loud air noise from spokes

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PoorCyclist
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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?

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Rick
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by Rick

Probably.

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mjduct
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by mjduct

slow down...

PoorCyclist
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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..

luckysix
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by luckysix

I get a similar noise on my AC 420 Aero 3 which has rather thick-looking bladed spokes.

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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?
- Zipp rims will break if you look at them too hard
- R-Sys wheels will spontaneously explode
- The ZG crankset will never, ever exist
- Everyone needs Lightweights, even if they're fat and old
- Parts actually made of metal are SO 10 years ago

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mvacolnago
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by mvacolnago

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

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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:
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by Murphs

Sounds like a twisted spoke to me...

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adriano
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by adriano

i doubt its the spokes.

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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 ?

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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.

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by kavitator

Best sound has Disc Wheel:)

spokes looks like Pillar

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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:

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