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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:06 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Probably.


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:27 pm 
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slow down...


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:35 pm 
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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..


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


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:55 am 
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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?


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


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:37 am 
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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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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:40 am 
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Sounds like a twisted spoke to me...

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:06 pm 
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i doubt its the spokes.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Hi,

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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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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Best sound has Disc Wheel:)

spokes looks like Pillar

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:56 pm 
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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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