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Hi, I was wondering what are the cons of the <a href="http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=Wheel+Cover&vendorCode=CHAERO&major=1&minor=24" target="_blank">CH Aero</a> disc covers...<br>
They claim to have almost the same aero advantage of a disc wheel, at $60. Something must be fishy. So... anyone has experience with them?
 

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I used one a long time ago, they take a while to mount so you'd want to have a dedicated wheel to use with it. I think some people will actually glue the edge of the disk to the rim. Look on slowtwich, I saw a couple posts claiming they were the hot setup.
 

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The snobby slowtwitch people seem to be very happy with the wheel covers. Btw, how do you get access to the valve stem after you put the cover?? And also... where do you mount the speed sensor?? (mine is on the rear wheel)
 

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as for the valve beats me? Cut a hole in it maybe. But the speed sensor is usually just a magnet so you could just glue a thin magnet to the cover. I wonder how much weight those covers add once they're on the wheel as compared to just having real disc wheels.
 

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there is a hole in the cover, you have to use a special adapter on your pump (aka crack pipe) to fit it. Any old magnet will do, just epoxy it right to the wheel cover or use duct tape
 

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Thrambler, weight is 540g, or less after you trim it based on the rim width.<br><br>
JR, the sensor would go inside the covers, or outside?
 
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