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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2007, 10:27 am Thread Starter
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5 spoke rear wheel vs stock 3 spoke OK?

I like the look of the 5 spoke wheels and have found several single rears available on ebay and other places.

Are there any issues with swapping the rear and leaving the stock 3 spoke on the front?

I assume that the mechanics of the swap are easy enough considering the SS swing arm but I was wondering about weight and handling...

Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2007, 10:47 am
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i cant imagine there would be any serious side effects of doing this. Although i say just wait till you can get both and do it.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2007, 10:51 am
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5 spokers are lighter wheels. That's a good thing.

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I have a 5 spoke Marchesini Wheel on Back and a 3 spoke brembo on front. I have had no adverse effects at all. The rear 5 spoke is I believe 1/4 inch wider than the stock brembo.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2007, 11:52 pm
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The three spoke wheels are old school.
The best thing I ever did was switching and dumping my three spoke wheels. I'm presently using PVM forged wheels, handles a ton better, and of course the looks.
But even the stock five spokers are cool!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm
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See if you can score a set of magnesium ones in the 6" size. They show up on ebay every now and then... Very light and make a WORLD of difference in how your bike feels...

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