For those riders who absolutely must have the lightest bike possible, Aerozine have part of the solution. Finely machined and ultra-light, these rear derailleur pulleys add a splash of colour and trim a few grams of weight from your ride.
Simple to install, the Aerozine pulleys replace your standard jockey wheels, making spring time an ideal time to get a set after the winter road paste has done its damage.
Although the Aerozine pulleys have cartridge bearings rather than the bushings you find in most jockey wheels, I can't say I felt myself going any faster, but they add no perceptible lag to performance either. If you're looking for an excuse to upgrade, then, performance isn't it, but looks and weight are good enough reason.
At first glance, the Aerozine pulleys are a luxury but if you need to replace your jockey wheels anyway, then they are perhaps a good choice - just make sure they match your frame colour.
The finishing touches to the super-light machine or flashy replacements for the post-winter commuter
road.cc test report
Make and model: Aerozine Pulleys
Size tested: Blue
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Performing a dual role of both weight-loss and winter replacements they do a solid job, can't really fault them.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Material AL7075 T6
Size 11T Bering Seal bearing
They are small, light and blue and they spin without any fuss- there's not much to add.
The blue is going to come off the contact areas pretty rapidly.
if you need to replace worn jockey wheels they are fine, if you are looking to save weight they do a job at a price.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The blue colour; it matches my eyes.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Nothing really, there's not much too it.
Did you enjoy using the product? I am ambivalent really.
Would you consider buying the product? Maybe, if i needed to replace the wheels anyway.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? See above.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
A fun addition to the bike. Hard to justify a purchase on weight grounds unless it is super important to you, but as a stock replacement they seem a good option.
About the tester
I usually ride: Raleigh SP Race, Hoffman BMX My best bike is: Raleigh SP Race
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, touring, sportives, general fitness riding, Adventure-packing, crossing-countries