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nikhil

Alloy Trouble

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Hi guys.This may sound stupid but it has been giving me a headache.I am about to put alloys in my unicorn(spokes).But some people(most of 'em old),says spokes are better coz alloys tend to break off.I admit they might break off since evrything has a life.But i think it would last atleast longer than spokes or atleast more than 5-8 years.What do you guys think?Has anyone experienced alloy damage(any bike) in here?

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Alloys of a reputed company are always better for the job than the conventional wheels. Of course there are advantages and disadvantages. Alloys being lighter, reduce the weight of the sprung mass for the shock absorber. This aids the handling ,dynamics and to some extent reduce the fuel consumption. Alloys are tough and are designed to face greater impacts. However, upon the impact (negligent use) exceeding the limits the alloys crack being brittle. The conventional spoke-wheels or the cars steel wheels are ductile  and deform upon impact.

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