kfong wrote:DT Swiss or Sapim spokes, 2.0mm straight gauge or 2.0/1.8mm double butted. If the hub flange holes are too big, use washers underneath the spoke heads. Lubricate the spoke threads and nipple seats with something. Tighten to 100kgf minimum on the tighter side of the wheel. Stress-relieve the spokes by squeezing or prying spoke pairs.
I also ride the bike pretty hard off-road so the wheel does take a beating
John Bozi wrote:awesome info here thanks a lot, I busted a rim a few months ago and just a few days ago my first spoke.
next question is what's a decent rim with angled spoke holes and would 11/12 butted spokes be better than my 12 gauge spokes. It seems the holes are bigger but maybe the extra width of the spoke would push more against the flange.
btw the spoke that broke was where the rim joins which was the hardest part to true. kind of sticks out more than the rest of the wheel. Maybe I over tightened it to try to get the wheel more round....
d8veh wrote:Don't they use 12g spokes on motorcycles that run much higher stresses and rarely break?
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