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?
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.
Advantage? They make more money for the spoke company.