Following on from my earlier question about truing them, I was wondering if anybody could point out the advantages (and perhaps disadvantages) of flat spoked wheels?
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From what I've read, they claim an aerodynamic advantage, but sometimes at the expense of extra weight. I've been told that they're recommended for flat-land riders, where aero is more important than weight, and to avoid them if any climbing is involved...
When building or truing a wheel, it's easier to notice if you put a twist in to a flat spoke.