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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:04 am 
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Hi,
I should receive my new 29er rims and DT Swiss hubs shortly. I've yet to order my spokes and I've used various calculators to come up with various answers :s
http://www.dtswiss.com/SpokesCalc/Calculator.aspx
http://www.bikeschool.com/tools/spoke-length-calculator
http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator/

The rims:
ERD 603mm
x32h
* edit 3x lacing

The hubs:
DT Swiss 240s Fifteen Center Lock front hub
DT Swiss 240s Center Lock MTB Rear Hub

The spokes/nipples:
Sapim CX-Ray Spokes
Sapim Brass Polyax Nipples

I calculated:
Left Front: 16 x 293.4 Choose 293?
Right Front: 16 x 295. Choose 295.

Left Rear: 16 x 294.3. Choose 294?
Right Rear: 16 x 292.6. Choose 293?

It'd be great to have second pair of eyes look at my calculation and give advice on rounding spoke lengths up or down.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:10 am 
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if your asking forums members to calculated the spoke length you need you should at least tell them the spoke spoke pattern you want to use...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:18 am 
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I think I know what you're asking.

Think about it. The nipple is about 6-8mm long so you as long as you've measured correctly the shorter options should be ok.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:22 am 
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Thanks! Updated initial post to include 3x lacing.

I'm not asking members to calculate it for me...I've done that...the end calculation I used was from the DT Swiss calculator...which you can't enter Sapim spokes into (strange that). I'm unsure why diff calcs produce diff lengths :s A double check, by a more experienced wheelbuilder than myself, before I buy the spokes would save a costly mistake.

I'm more uncertain about whether to round lengths up or down.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:31 am 
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legsrburnin wrote:
Think about it. The nipple is about 6-8mm long so you as long as you've measured correctly the shorter options should be ok.


Aye, you're right. Thnaks. With 14mm nipples rounding down obviously makes sense. And I believe I need to round down to an even number.

Assuming I've measured correctly would the following (rounded down) be suitable?
Left Front: 16 x 293.4. Choose 292?
Right Front: 16 x 295. Choose 294?

Left Rear: 16 x 294.3. Choose 294?
Right Rear: 16 x 292.6. Choose 292?

Or could I buy 64x292mm?
Or would 32x292mm + 32x294mm be better?

First wheelbuild...can you tell? :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:19 pm 
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I built up the same set more or less for my scalpel...so lefty front hub. I used the AM wide versions and my set came out to 1510grams using Lasers in the front and lasers/DT race (drive side) rear. 500 or so miles on them now with zero problems.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:02 am 
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That's good to hear utahjoe. I picked up the AM wide as well, hope I've got the spoke lengths correct ;o


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