- Road Bike Spoke Advice needed
My Planet-X AL30 rear wheel needs a rebuild, only 700 miles old but it’s been flexing too much and today snapped 2 spokes. I think my best plan is to rebuild it with new spokes.
Anyway, there doesn’t seem to be a great deal of availability out there for suitable 278 and 280 spokes apart from Sapim Race. Are these a good all round spoke?Posted 7 years ago
I don’t race but push fairly hard when I can and not too heavy at around 80kgRorschachMember
Some believe that a wheel built with tighter spokes is stiffer. It is not. Wheel stiffness does not vary significantly with spoke tension unless a spoke becomes totally slack.
I measured the deflection of Wheel #2 while gradually loosening the spokes in quarter turn increments. The wheel did not display any significant change in stiffness until the spokes were so loose some became totally slack.Posted 7 years ago
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