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Postby sil3nt » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:01 pm

Hey guy's, I am planning to do my first ever wheel build and I am trying to figure out what spokes to use, I originally was going down the DT Swiss Comp spoke path but recently a friend of mine who has built a number of wheels suggested Sapim CX Ray spokes (aero).

The build is on a pair of DT Swiss RR585 32 Hole Rims and 32 Hole Large flange Miche Primato track hubs. I kind of like the look of having an aero style spoke which I have on both my Shimano C50 and Comsmic Elite road wheels but I am not overly fussed if I don't go that way.

Has anyone had experience with the CX Rays before ? Any pros or cons, someone mentioned that maybe doing a first wheel build on a aero spoke may also not be the best idea given they are a little more difficult to lace ?

Also I have had a quick look around online and the cheapest I can find them so far is around 2.95 per spoke (AT) Starbike.com and a very similar price from Jenson in the USA.

If anyone else has some other spoke suggestion they think I should consider please feel free to give your 2 cents ;)

Cheers in advance folks
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Re: Wheel Build

Postby familyguy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:51 pm

Will you need to file your hubs for aero spokes?

Spirito might be your man for info here.

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Re: Wheel Build

Postby sil3nt » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:58 pm

familyguy wrote:Will you need to file your hubs for aero spokes?

Spirito might be your man for info here.

Jim


The Sapim CX-rays don't need any special treatment or filing according to the manufacturer.
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Re: Wheel Build

Postby familyguy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:18 am

Ah, I see now. They're a 2.3mm blade width, so should sneak in. Is this for track use, or street as well?

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Re: Wheel Build

Postby HLC » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:49 am

In my opinion aero spokes are easier to build with as you can see if the spoke is twisting or not.

Just like anything, take your time and enjoy the process.

I can't help you regarding place of purchase though.
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Re: Wheel Build

Postby sil3nt » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:56 pm

familyguy wrote:Ah, I see now. They're a 2.3mm blade width, so should sneak in. Is this for track use, or street as well?

Jim


Hey Jim this is for street use mainly commuting kms. But I did plan on doing some track training in the off season but I'll probably build another bike for that use.
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Re: Wheel Build

Postby sil3nt » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:59 pm

HLC wrote:In my opinion aero spokes are easier to build with as you can see if the spoke is twisting or not.

Just like anything, take your time and enjoy the process.

I can't help you regarding place of purchase though.


Thanks hlc someone else mentioned the same thing about twisting. I'm not going to build them in a rush.
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