The tension balance issue.. to me specifying 160 kgf max DS tension is over the top .. especially in light of the 70 kgf limit NDS. Hub material is same both sides .. total DS flange tension is 160 x 12 giving 1920 kgf total. So the limit of 70 x 12 at 840 kgf NDS does not make sense to me.. understanding of course I'm not a mech engineer etc
Understand also I'm not vs Extralite a tall .. I am impressed with their website. Well written from my view per data..laid out logically. Seems to me another niche market in the marketing world.. my opine they do well.. very. Definitely am trying an Extralite hub in the future.
But where I headed with this .. the triplet concept is just common sense solution to weak rear wheels .. per left spoke 'shake loose' and 'lazy left'. What IMO is overblown is the lateral stiffness angle. If lateral is of primary concern.. go conventional lacing. Your average bike power unit does not get the concept anyway .. 'isn't that dangerous with all those spokes missing' .. with explanation of the trip concept one sees that blank look of a bambi lost ---in the fog of headlamps in the dark. IMO a heavy rear trip designed to accommodate lateral stiff is a non starter.. defeating the original premise.
I'm a practical builder .. a recreational interest for my own, the scant custom I choose -- also supplying the few I flip. One solution I have used is to customize the rear to the bike/rider. Rider is weight reduction plan using bike .. rear goes crapper per shake loose aka poor factory assembly at that price point. Hub gave just under 50% tension left vs rt .. so I replaced the rim with OSD flavor, replaced axle to give 138mm-ish spacing (rear triangle easily allowed) and final balance was in the range of 85+% left side. 105 kgf right limit.. that '3 stones +' rider looks now healthy .. happy to ride with his grandkids ... and no wheel complaints. I plan the lengths to give just a smallish mm 'hat' above the nip double wall rims .. smallish dab of weak glue .. they stay put no matter the load.
Interesting the 'majors' haven't just went 135 or wider rear. But the bike game .. aka marketing to relieve capital from pockets given to such... must know that angle's limits with said check writer/plastic swiper. Yet staying 130 does present so many options to peddle .. which is the nature of the sell.