psychotiller wrote:Speedvents are really cushy wheels. While being 75a they are soft but still have minimal rolling resistance. Their one downfall in comparison to flywheels IMO is they seem to chip away and fall apart. Keep in mind that we all ride different surfaces from time to time. To date, my 2 favorite wheels are my custom pneumatics and Orangutang Kegels.
I'm hoping that the 79a purple speedvents are more durable and am going to give those a shot soon.
Hummina Shadeeba wrote:I've said it before, and we're on a tangent, but the real abec11 are much softer than the copies. I have both and can tell just by a squeeze in my hand.
drmacgyver wrote:If you're riding on rough roads, I feel safe saying it's a necessity that you get softer wheels or even better - pneumatics. Not sure what the durometer of mine were, but I was riding 83mm abec clones and with less than 300mi on them (less than 6mos of riding) the core of my drive wheel shattered, loosening its fit on the axle and causing my belt to come loose and get shredded on the pulley. This was all undoubtedly from the road vibrations. I'll be switching to pneumatics soon and never looking back.
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