Spoke Hole Cracks in Velocity A23

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Mr.Gib
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by Mr.Gib

Anyone had this problem? I just replaced a rear rim. 32 hole build with DT Comps. The build was OK but not great IMO. Only about a season on them. Small cracks appeared on three or four spoke holes.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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DJT21
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by DJT21

No, although Ive seen it happen on other rims.

Perhaps the spokes were to tight?

artray
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by artray

I had it happen on some Stans . Next build the tension was eased off a bit and no issues.

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by fio

I've seen it on a wheel that had been over tensioned. Spoke pulled right out of the rim. I also know of it happening to a few other A23's, don't know about the tension on those though.

Contrarily, I have a set of A23's that I've used without problem. Really depends on the tension of the wheel...

Mr.Gib
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by Mr.Gib

Tensions were not too high IMO. I suspect uneveness in tension may have been the cause.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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