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Difference between aero elliptical spokes and aero bladed spokes?
Can anyone explain the difference between the 2 spokes? I've got hold of some spokes, and both ends are round (like standard round spokes) but the middle part is flat.

Thank you
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(07-01-2014, 07:30 PM)machinebros02 Wrote:  bladed:

Thank you for the pictures but they both look the same to me. What is the difference between the 2? My spokes are standard round at both ends and flat in the middle. Please see attached picture and advise.

Thank you
That looks like a bladed spoke. On "elliptical" spokes the center section is oval, on "bladed" they're flat. Both would be round at the ends where they attach to rim and hub.

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