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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:41 am 
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Hi,

I'm would like to build a new set of wheels for my touring bike. Some specs:

Wheel size: 26"
Total weight (rider+bike+gear): 100 kg, all luggage on rear pannier only.
Riding condition: Only paved roads
Special features: The rear wheel is laced symmetrical, i.e. the wheel is built with the same spoke lengths on each side and also with the same spoke tensions on both sides.

Can I use DT Revolution or Sapim Laser (2,0-1,5-2,0) spokes for that setup or is it too risky? Does anybody have som experience?

Lucas


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:54 am 
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I wouldn't build a touring bike wheel with DT Revolution spokes. I'd probably use straight 14 gauge spokes. Touring bikes need to be strong, not lightweight.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:09 pm 
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How many spokes?
Disc or rim brakes?

Personally, I'd just go with standard DB spokes.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:31 pm 
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You could easily get away with either of the light spokes, as long as you have enough.

I'm over 110kgs by myself and spoke wheels for myself with Revs on the front and NDS, and Comps on the DS.

If you want really heavy duty you get Alpine 3s, and in my experience plain gauge spoke have no place on high end wheels.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:40 pm 
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MileHighMark wrote:
How many spokes?
Disc or rim brakes?

32 spokes and non-disc rim.

Lucas


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:33 am 
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use DT comps and be done, Super comps if you must. Like a previous poster said, touring is all about reliability.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Looking to save weight on your touring bike? Spokes are probably not the right place to do it. DT Comp's will be like 1/2-1/3rd the price of either of the spokes you have listed with maybe a 2-3g weight penalty per spoke. Personally, since the single greatest point of failure on touring bikes is always the wheels , I'd look to shave grams off of components that your gear is not sitting directly on top of.


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