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Reply To: 2012 Hub Review: Information overload?

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with narrow flange spacing, while i dont think there are any aero benefits to the spokes, i think there may be some gains around the axle. there can be an airfoil shape from the dropout to the flange that is free from the disruption of the churning spokes. sure, it’s small, but if you are looking at possibly too great a bracing angle with a deep rim, it could be a win/win.
i definitely feel that narrowing a front hub flange to “hide” the spokes behind the rim is completely pointless for a number of reasons.