spoke preferences

Discussion in 'Beginner's Area' started by ot26pi, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. ot26pi

    ot26pi New Member

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    Any reason not to go with a 2.0 -1.6mm DB spoke if I'm starting new wheel 26" builds?

    Wondering if anyone has experiences going smaller than 2.0 -1.8mm - are there any drawbacks?

    As of now, here are the hubs and rims I'll use:

    Front:
    Trialtech Sport Lite Front Disc Hub 32H
    Jitsie 32H Front 26

    Rear:
    Jitsie Race 135mm Disc Hub
    Jitsie Rear 26

    I'm 155lb and will be running rear rim brake most of the time.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2020
  2. FFBtrial

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    You should be fine with ultra light double butted spokes.

    Most of the time, I go through the rim because of dents or too many grinds before the spokes actually start showing snapping issues or other.

    I do prefer stiffer spokes for disc brake, but I am 220 lbs!!
     

  3. ot26pi

    ot26pi New Member

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    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  4. tda

    tda tda

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    0.8mm ti spokes are what jack carthy rides, prob should get some personally I have limited edition 1.55 libor karas spokes on driveside, they are made of Agile steel. Very agile.
     
  5. ot26pi

    ot26pi New Member

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    whoa! I hadn't heard or thought of using spokes that light, but now thinking about it- seems more reasonable for trials wheels- which don't need to be concerned as much with high speed cornering issues.

    Any outlets you can share to purchase spokes of these types? I just searched quickly and only turned up with the below:

    https://fairwheelbikes.com/pillar-x-tra-lite-titanium-j-bend-spokes/

    https://www.coloradocyclist.com/uni...MIyY7v8b3u7AIV4R-tBh0s3g9YEAQYASABEgJlBPD_BwE
     
  6. Swoofty

    Swoofty Active Member

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    Universal Cycles has a fair selection of boutique spokes and the wheelsmith website.
     
  7. tda

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    Don’t worry they are G turned approved by great G turner legend dominik raab. Guaranteed, achieve all