Aero Aluminium Wheelset?

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Re: Aero Aluminium Wheelset?

Postby msconfig » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:45 pm

I'm looking at purchasing a new wheelset for my road bike. What exactly should I be looking for in an alloy wheelset (aside from weight)?

Is there much difference between J-bend and straight pull spokes?
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Re: Aero Aluminium Wheelset?

Postby Nobody » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:13 pm

msconfig wrote:Is there much difference between J-bend and straight pull spokes?
J-bend are cheap and easily found. Straight pull are often proprietary and therefore usually expensive and harder to find.
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Re: Aero Aluminium Wheelset?

Postby Velo13 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:48 am

Nobody wrote:
msconfig wrote:Straight pull are often proprietary and therefore usually expensive and harder to find.


Straight pull hubs are more expensive as well (for the same quality).

The build can be more complicated (and take longer) to get right. Straight pull spokes are a little harder to get tension into, and the spokes can spin in the hub as the nipple is turned. The weight advantages are minimal.

The only functional benefit of straight pull (lessened stress on the spoke at the hub end) is more than negated by the compromises.

A well built J-bend wheel will have a service life just as long as a straight pull wheel.
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Re: Aero Aluminium Wheelset?

Postby msconfig » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:27 pm

Thanks for the reply guys. I've got one more question - one of the rims I've been looking at has an external rim size of 19mm. Would a 23mm tyre fit in fine? Would I need a 18-23mm tube or will a 23mm tube be fine?

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Re: Aero Aluminium Wheelset?

Postby Velo13 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:59 am

msconfig wrote:one of the rims I've been looking at has an external rim size of 19mm. Would a 23mm tyre fit in fine?


Yes, no problem.

msconfig wrote:Would I need a 18-23mm tube or will a 23mm tube be fine?


Either will fit.
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