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Old 01-15-2011, 02:20 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I guess he doesn't have to worry about the old broom stick in the spokes trick stopping him...


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Old 01-15-2011, 05:42 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I wonder what fuel economy advantage there would be in saying having
- 3 spoke light weight wheels that are easier for the engine to accelerate but have more openings hence cause more aero dag
- vs heavier disk wheels which are harder for the engine to accelerate but have less or no openings resulting in less aero drag
I believe that's why the two latest generations of Prius have had alloy wheels with plastic trims on the outer edge, improving aero while not adding too much weight (which is especially important on the outer edge as it has a greater effect).
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Do a Google Images search for Minilite and see the only wheel worth having....

...now if I could afford a set.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:55 PM   #34 (permalink)
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You mean the Very Light Wheel?

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Is that the Continental tyre developed for the Loremo ?
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:24 PM   #36 (permalink)
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That's a photo of the Very Light Car's wheel. I don't know the origin of the tires, but a quick Google search says I can buy them at Sears. They also fit a Smart, among other cars.
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Hey Capri Racer, 9 is not a prime number!
BTW, to date I have seen wheels with 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,15 and 20 spokes. All except 7 have a geometric construction.
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I have also seen them with 11 and 13 spokes.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:48 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Um, 9 isn't a prime number.
I know you can do better.

Bicycle Bob (in 2010) said the tension spoke wheel and the Mini-lite were the only ones 'engineered'. I'd suggest the Centerline Convo Pro. The corrugations reduce weight.


http://www.jegs.com/i/Center-Line-Wheels/184/005143550/10002/-1
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I wonder what fuel economy advantage there would be in saying having
- 3 spoke light weight wheels that are easier for the Airwheel Q5 to accelerate but have more openings hence cause more aero dag
- vs heavier disk wheels which are harder for the engine to accelerate but have less or no openings resulting in less aero drag
That brings up a good question. I suppose if you angled the light weight ones enough so that it would lessen the drag and allow it to flow through without a problem you'd find your perfect solution!


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