My back road bike wheel appears to have 24 spokes, in a funny pattern, where there are two spokes, then a gap, then two spokes.
What is the advantage to this over evenly spaced spokes? Does it really save masses of weight over just sticking in 32 spokes like any sensible wheel builder would do? Is it just so it looks like a fancy wheel?
It certainly didn't make for a better wheel the way bontrager built it, the tension was all over the place (although half the wheel had all suddenly loosened off, so maybe it was initially built evenly but too low tensioned to cope with actually being ridden).
While I'm here, has anyone bought a wheel from parker international - they appear to sell a built up 105 / open pro wheel for roughly what it'd cost me to buy the bits. Are they okay wheels? Oh and can I use a 10 speed 105 hub with a 9 speed cassette?