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Bladed spokes on a freestyle bmx
« on: October 14, 2016, 06:45:43 PM »
Bad idea?maybe okay on just the front?

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Re: Bladed spokes on a freestyle bmx
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 03:01:11 AM »
I would like to say terrible idea, but I've never seen it done. I'd say good luck finding bladed 2.0mm 182-192mm length spokes to begin with.
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Re: Bladed spokes on a freestyle bmx
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 02:32:20 AM »
Sapim claim the CX Ray is strong as fuck. Not sure you'll get em in the length you need, though.

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Re: Bladed spokes on a freestyle bmx
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 10:42:15 AM »
Sapim claim the CX Ray is strong as fuck. Not sure you'll get em in the length you need, though.
those are the ones i was looking at man,cx actually do custom sized ones or cut them down or some bollocks

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Re: Bladed spokes on a freestyle bmx
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 03:32:49 AM »
do they fit normal hubs? Also, shit idea.
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Re: Bladed spokes on a freestyle bmx
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 07:12:08 AM »
Probably more effective to get an aero time trial helmet and latex skin suit instead, coolest and fastest guy at the park guaranteed.

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Re: Bladed spokes on a freestyle bmx
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 08:35:28 PM »
Bladed spokes have been proven to help provide more lateral support to wheels however, 20 inch wheels are inherently stiff because of the short spoke lengths an heavy duty rims so the benefit would be negligible... Even the lightest bmx rim is more solid than many heavier 700c rims. More importantly while the Rays are very strong because they are entirely forged they lack the cross-sectional strength of a 2.0 or 2.0/1.8/2.0 Double Butted spoke, so they are more likely to fail because of contact with a ledge or someone elses pegs.

You may be able to find CX rays in sub 200mm lengths but you will more than likely have to either wait a few months to get them direct or hunt somewhere that has built some 20 inch handcycle wheels with them. I have only built 24 inch wheels with bladed spokes.

You can only cut bladed spokes where they are round so about -10mm can be taken off of them.

Rays will fit in a standard bmx hub as they are 2.2/2.3mm wide and hubs are drilled to 2.5+.

 I would say that unless they are going on some race bike with carbon 20s its not worth the while...

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Re: Bladed spokes on a freestyle bmx
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 08:35:28 PM »

 

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