Are straight pull or J bend spokes better?
In practice there is no discernible difference in the strength and durability of a properly hand built J bend wheel and a straight pull one.
What are J bend spokes?
Also, a J-bend spoke is interfaces with the hub at the head AND at the elbow in the hole and bears against the flange, so it’s not just the head taking load, where as pretty much all the tension load on a straight pull is on the head, and depending on the support at the flange you may still have a bending/point load as …
Do aero spokes make a difference?
A study in a wind tunnel comparing Sapim Laser (round) spokes and Sapim CX-rays (aero) conducted by November Bicycles concluded that aero spokes give а 1 Watt advantage over regular ones. Some people find aero spokes nicer looking than regular ones and switch simply for the change in appearance.
What does J bend mean?
New Word Suggestion. [plumbing] A pipe made of PVC or metal that is in the shape of the letter ‘J’ located underneath the sink. [ also called P-trap and U-bend]
Are straight pull spokes stiffer?
Bottom line: straight pull spokes, properly designed and built, will be lighter, stiffer, and require less truing than a conventional wheelset with the same number of spokes.
What are butted spokes?
Butted spokes have at least two distinct diameters: single-butted (SB) spokes are larger at the elbow and smaller along the rest of their length, while double-butted (DB) spokes are larger at the elbow and the thread and smaller in the middle section.
Do more spokes make a wheel stronger?
A bike wheel with more spokes is stronger than a bike wheel with fewer spokes. What’s more, different spokes offer differing levels of strength and durability. Spokes are the individual pieces that hold together a bicycle wheel to create the structure needed to support the weight of your bicycle and rider.
What causes broken spokes?
Bike spokes break most commonly due to wear and tear. A high-frequent cause for spoke breaks is that the rider has hit a curb or pothole, doesn’t maintain the bike well, or the passenger is too heavy for that model. Rougher terrain will also deteriorate the rims faster, which in turn deteriorates the spokes faster.
How much does it cost to replace a spoke?
Spokes are usually $1.00 – $2.00 each. Any shop will sell individual spokes. Labor to replace a spoke is $10 – $20 depending on your location.
What are straight pull spokes?
Straight-pull spoke: spokes that have no bend at the flared head, or in the case of DT Swiss Tricon wheels, spokes that are threaded at both ends. Straight-pull spokes require dedicated hubs.
What is the length of the spokes on a DT Swiss?
If you need to determine a spoke length please check out our Spoke Calculator The 2.0 mm option covers the whole spectrum from reliable road wheels to MTB-gravity wheels. The 2.0 mm option covers the whole spectrum from reliable road wheels to MTB-gravity wheels. This is one of the most versatile spokes in the DT Swiss spoke range.
Do you sell spokes in increments of 1mm?
All the spokes we sell are offered in 1mm increments and are sold as singles. So if you need one or a 101 we can accommodate you. If you need to determine a spoke length please check out our Spoke Calculator
Which DT Swiss spokes are the most reliable?
The 2.0 mm option covers the whole spectrum from reliable road wheels to MTB-gravity wheels. This is one of the most versatile spokes in the DT Swiss spoke range.