Double butted spokes – can you see the butting?

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  • Double butted spokes – can you see the butting?
  • trail_rat
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    it would be thicker at each end and thinner in the middle

    and yes its visible certainly on comps

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    spokes aren't hollow.

    you should be able to see where the spoke changes 'gauge'.

    this would be about 40mm from each end.

    joemarshall
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    Should be narrower in the middle of the spoke.

    DT Swiss spokes

    reggiegasket
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    yes you can see it.

    allthepies
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    You can see and feel the butting boundary.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Yes it can be easier to 'feel' the butting on some spokes, but it's certainly pretty obvious.

    brooess
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    My new wheels arrived at work today. Bloke I work with who generally knows his MTB tech stuff reckons I have been given plain gauge spokes cos you can't see the butting – which he reckons would show as a bulge in the middle of the spoke. Now I thought butting was internal so you wouldn't see anything anyway… is he talking sh*te or am i the one in wrong?

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