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

    FFBtrial Member

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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 at 11:07 AM