- Truing a well battered DH rim
Really depends on how bad it is tbh… If it needs really high or low tension to get it straight (and I mean straight enough here, hardly any of my wheels are properly straight and round) then it’s probably not going to do too well next time you give it a kicking. It’s a wee bit of a vicious circle, the kit that’s most likely to get damaged is the kit you need to be in the best condition.
OTOH, the better a job you do now the less likely it is to need done again later.Posted 4 years agoscruffMember
After 3 successive days of DH my rear rim had had quite a battering :P. I’ve straightened the dings out as best I can now need to retrue and tighten the loose spokes. Its never going to be bang on but is it best to get even spoke tension with a wobble, take out the wobble with less even tension or somewhere in between? (Nukeproof wheelset using rebranded Sun Ringle rims)Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I tend to accept a bit of out of truness / wobble in favour of having more even spoke tension, but that’s just me.
A lovely true wheel achieved by having a mixed bag of tight & loose spokes will always go out of true / have a spoke fail quicker than an evenly tensioned wheel (IMO)…
All within reason of course, 1-2mm out here and there isn’t the end of the world but ~5mm and I’d probably have a good go right round the rim to try and even up the tension, maybe even change a couple of spokes to get it a more in line…Posted 4 years ago
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