Joe Ganzler - My Aerospoke wheel experience...
"I bought my first set back in about late 2003 or early 2004 - a set of 700c disc brake compatible wheels for my Specialized Sirrus Pro disc flatbar road bike. Those wheels are still running strong, as I sold that bicycle to a good friend of mine, replacing it with a 2004 Specialized Sirrus Pro disc that I bought new. Of course, I bought a pair of Aerospoke 700c disc brake compatible wheels for that bike too! I still have that bike - it sees about 2000 miles/year of usage as my work/errand-running bike. I also loan it to visiting out of town friends; in other words, it gets ridden with impunity! It has over 8K miles on it, with over half of those miles being on a rough-paved 13 mile bike trail - other than a yearly hub overall, those wheels have needed zero attention, and still spin true!"|
"My biggest Aerospoke "success story" has to be my 2005 Calfee Luna Cross "custom build", however. The bike was spec'd around your 700c disc brake wheels (my third set - see a pattern here?), and is a full carbon bike, including crank, front fork, handlebar/stem, and seat post. I ride it 180 miles/week on the Santa Ana River Trail; those wheels have over 22,000 miles on them, including three crashes. Yearly hub overhauls is all that they see - they thrive on neglect! I wish you could see the look on the "dropped bar crowd" when I blow by them on this bike - they think they've been passed by a mountain bike, and spend the next few miles trying to stay in my draft. These wheels are not light, but once you "spool" up to speed, it seems easier to STAY up to speed. As long as I'm riding a bicycle, it'll have Aerospokes!"