Spoke length rounding help

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by anthonylokrn

So I'm building up a pair of 50mm carbon clinchers with a 3.5mm thick bed using 14mm Sapim aluminum nipples.

From what I've read, the Sapim nipples function just like a 12mm nipple so I don't need to adjust the spoke length for that.

-50mm carbon clincher 544 ERD
-14mm sapim aluminum nipple
-Front 20 spoke Radial and Rear 24 spoke 2x both sides.
-BikeHubStore SuperLight front (wide) and rear hub.

But here are the lengths that I am ending up with with the spoke calculator:
-Front: 258.1mm both sides
-Rear: 264.3mm NDS and 259.7mm DS.

What I'm worried about is spoke stretch.

Would I be okay with 258mm for the front (radial), 264mm NDS, and 260mm DS?

Many thanks!

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by yakstone

Your rounding will be fine as long as the measurements you supplied are accurate.

Enjoy the process.

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by madcow

Sapim spokes tend to be slightly shorter than their measured counterparts. So a 258 is closer to 257.5. You'll be fine with your rounding.

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, I made :
hubs - BHS, rims ( light 360 g ) Hong Fu 50 mm, spokes Mac 424, nipples MAC alu 14 mm
front - 260
rear 258 / 262
Spoke tension max 100 kgf front and DS.

I think You can get also 258 front and 260/264 rear

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