DT Swiss Launches New Spoke Calculator

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Anyone who’s had to take a strange new pairing of wheel and hub has probably consulted the DT online spoke calculator. As well as having a stock of standard hubs and rims in its brain, it’ll also let you enter your own measurements for stuff it doesn’t have. Then you can add funny lacing patterns and it’ll spit out the spoke lengths for you.

Well, now it’s been made easier to use – and it’s available on tablets and phones too, so no awkward silences at the bike shop when you’re trying to order spokes for that new build for the weekend.

The measurements of the complete DT Swiss product range is available in the program and makes it easy for a professional wheelbuilder to calculate spoke length and weight of any wheel. The program automatically proposes matching components and vice versa prevents the use of incompatible components. In a personal account calculations can be saved, exported and re-used later. This tool is a free of charge service from DT Swiss.

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Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (2)

    Does it now add 2mm if you’re using Sapim spokes?

    Meh. They lost me after the old one went unfixed for months vapourising all my saved configurations. Delete my data and you’re not my friend. I use Edd now.

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