Aerospoke 700C clincher wheelsets - clincher

3.94/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.00

Product Description

Composite 700C clincher wheels

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Houckster

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2014

Strengths:    Good looking and since rim tape is not required with these rims, mounting and dismounting tires is much easier. When packing up a bike for transport, these wheels take up less space than spoked wheels, Field maintenance and cleaning is much easier. I bought these wheels for reliability rather than speed.

Weaknesses:    Customer service is absolutely putrid. Calls and e-mails were almost never answered even after promises to call back were made. The rear wheel's freehub would not freewheel due to side loading. There were no instructions to consult and tech support was non-existent. I finally figured out how to fix the problem but customer support definitely is a very bad joke.

Bottom Line:   
When these wheels are right, they are excellent but the overall experience was bad because Aerospoke feels totally OK treating customers like garbage. In fairness, they gave me a good price on the wheelset I bought but thereafter they treated like garbage.

I will be buying a second set of Aerospokes but I'll have to do it through a dealer because they generally respond to dealers better according to what I've heard from the place where I'll buy the second set of wheels and I'll do so because other purveyors of carbon fiber wheels charge obscene prices sometimes exceeding the cost of an Aerospoke wheelset by three times.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tom

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2014

Strengths:    Unsure of performance; but the wheels looked nice...

Weaknesses:    BEWARE... Don't support a business backed by poor customer support and bad practices. They sent me the wrong wheel set and screwed me for return shipping... Jerry assured me he'd send me a return label then when silent. My creditor said there's nothing they could do to force the merchant to provide return shipping and they couldn't help me until I returned the wheels. The creditor said many merchants know this and stall until the creditor dispute window expires. Then you're screwed...
Thanks Jerry. YOU cost me $106 to ship wheels back that you acknowledged should have never been shipped to me in the first place.

Bottom Line:   
Nice look, but not worth the risk of dealing with customer support

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mark welch a Commuter

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2012

Strengths:    looks amazing
most aerodynamic wheel I have ever ridden aside from Hed 3 or spinergy
High power transfer

Weaknesses:    cracked after 9 days and 220 miles
heavy....real heavy I own a pair of Spinergy Xero lite wheels that weigh as much as just one Aerospoke wheel.
the sealed bearings were slightly rough but understandable considering the wheels price point.

Bottom Line:   
I bought a new track rear fixed/free 700c Aerospoke for 330 dollars. I'm a commuter for the most part I ride twenty miles a day on a fixie Cannondale. It only took 9 days for my Aerospoke to develop a three inch crack near one of the spoke legs on the drive side. I'm still in the process of finding out if Aerospoke or Wheel and Sprocket the bike shop i bought the wheel from is going to cover this but so far it doesn't look good. Every one says Aerospoke offers a lifetime warranty on their wheels but they don't, they charge you just slightly lower than the full amount for a replacement. Before the wheel cracked it was heavy like every one says about Aerospokes. Even with the weight though it performed awesomely. The aerodynamics and sheer levels of power transfer make up for almost all of the heavyness and Aerospokes should be heavy they're cheap and made out of plastic not carbon fiber like many people think. People also comment on how much flex these wheels have but I found that my 32 hole mavic wheels have more lateral flex than than an aerospoke. Going up hills with it was hard but I'm a 220 pound guy so hills are always going to be hard. because the wheel was so much more heavy than my mavic cxp22 front wheel it made it much easier to pop wheelies. Also a not so common fact about these wheels. They come new in the box out of true by at most 0.02 inches. \When I found this out I put my new wheel in my truing stand and found it to be slightly more than 0.02 inches. The hub its built with is very nice, powder coated gloss black and very attractive. The sealed cartridge bearings did not spin absolutely true new out of the box but years of buying and building wheels has taught me that's not necessarily a rare quality of new hubs unless its a Mavic or Phil wood. skidding with the wheel was very easy because of the efficient power transfer. All these great qualities aside this supposedly bomb prof wheel cracked in less than two weeks of Milwaukee commuter riding.

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Favorite Ride:   downtown Chicago to Evanston IL

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   Wheel and Sprocket

Similar Products Used:   Hed 3
48 hole touring/tandem wheels

Bike Setup:   1987 Cannondale fixie

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BillyJay a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, replaceable hub, never needs truing

Weaknesses:    No breeze from the rear wheel when riding stationary resistance trainers.

Bottom Line:   
My first bike was a fuji touring bike that had a suntour hubset. these spoked wheels were built like a tank having 48 spokes on the rear wheel and 40 on the front wheel.

Then I bought a trek 1400 with 32 spoke wheels and as I grew stronger, I found that my wheels needed trueing more and more so I ended up purchasing some mavic rims and Ultegra hubs (32 spoke) and had a custom set of wheel built. Again, with the hills of north eastern NJ I found out that I really stressed the rear wheel all the time and even the custom wheels were getting truing on a regular basis.

Then I bought the Trek 2300, and right off, I upgraded to the Mavic bottom bracket and Crank set. I was amazed at the stiffness of the bike in that it seemed to surge forward with every stroke of the crankset, but again, I was spending lots of timehaving the rear wheel trued.

I purchased the Aerospoke and converted it to a rear wheel by having the hubs changed and put it on my 2300. what a difference this wheel made. Between the stiffness of the carbon/aluminum bonded frame, the Mavic Crankset and Aerospoke rear wheel, it seemed that every little bit of my energy was used to propel the bike forward.

I have used resistance trainers at home, and with the spoked wheels, I could always lean back and let the rear wheel fan me and cool me off. With the aerospoke wheel, there was no breeze from the rear wheel.

I have never regretted this purchase and would recommend them to people like me who are heavy (230+) to keep from having to perform regular maintenance on the wheelsets (rear wheel)

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Favorite Ride:   Trek 2300

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Bike Works, Rochelle

Similar Products Used:   regular steel spoked wheels, mostly 32 spoke

Bike Setup:   Trek 2300 Bonded carbon fiber and aluminum frame
Mavic bottom bracket and crankset
Shimano Ultegra deraillures and shifters with the front deraillure shifter on the down tube to position chain eliminating chain rub.
Mavic rim with Ultegra front hub and Aerospoke rear wheel with 8-spd american classic hub.

Look pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by honestwrench a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2008

Strengths:    Strength, Color Choice, Speed (when up to speed)

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, pricey

Bottom Line:   
Aerospokes are heavier than most carbon wheels, but they seem to hold up extremely well. Being a bigger guy (220lbs) I like that I don't have to feel like a wheel is going to collapse under me. Once up to speed these wheels are super fast and look awesome!

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Favorite Ride:   Fast Commutte

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   C6 Carbon Tubulars

Bike Setup:   Fixed Gear

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