Friday, April 8, 2011

Radial Laced Wheels Suck

I recently commuted to the Kent Stake Bike Club Workshop series.!/event.php?eid=190133854362645

If you go to Kent State, and like anything to do with bikes... go. Learn something, meet like-minded people.

But, anyway...The ride in was not too bad, a little windy. I got into Ravenna, about to turn on to the Bike and Hike Trail, and I heard RATTLING. I stopped,and inspected the front end of my bike. MY WHEEL WAS WOBBLING! I checked the spokes, I had 4 spokes loose. I barely made it to the event.

This is not the first time this has happened with these wheels. Everytime I ride them outside the spokes loosen. It has to be the radial lacing. I am not a fan of this, but its what came on the bike. I think anything less than 28 spokes is ridiculous for everyday riding, so I may get something like a Bontrager Classics wheelset.

Word to the wise. Dont run Radial Laced Wheels.

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