Spoke length

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Spoke length

Postby md » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:58 am

Hi all,
I have a set of DA 7800 hubs I am putting to a set of wheels.
Being 16H front I am using a Ritchey WCS Deep Section front rim and a 20H DT Swiss RR585 for the rear.
I plan on using brass with double butted spokes...but what I dont know is spoke length.
I still have the original DA spokes but no idea whether they are suitable. Anyone got any clues?
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by BNA » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:59 am


Re: Spoke length

Postby Oldbikerider » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:59 am


The DT Swiss website has a spoke calculator tool. There is a help file which explains how to use it.

Also, Sheldon Brown's site links to some more spoke calculator tools.

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Re: Spoke length

Postby Crawf » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:26 pm

Get the hub specs along with the rim specs and simply enter them into a spokecalc... then check all the measurements again.
If your original spokes are greater than 1mm than what the spokecalc recommends, then it is not recommended to use them.

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Re: Spoke length

Postby md » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:42 am

Great, thanks for the help guys.
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