Are bladed spokes better?

Are bladed spokes better?

Are bladed spokes better?

Bladed spokes make it easier to detect spoke windup. They are also a bit more aerodynamic, but not enough to ever notice on a mountain build. They are not any more durable or stiffer.

What does straight pull hub mean?

Straight-pull hubs are a key component allowing us to build the strongest, fastest wheels possible. ... The spoke pulls straight through the hub, eliminating the weak point in traditional spokes and affording much more consistent wheel building leading to stronger, faster wheels.

How much weight do double butted spokes save?

Replacing 32 straight gauge spokes with double-butted spokes gives almost the same benefit of 36 straight gauge spokes, but for about 70 grams less. The extent to which load is shared between neighboring spokes depends on the ratio between the rim stiffness and the spoke stiffness.

What is the difference between DT Swiss 240 and 350?

The DT Swiss 350 line offers the same manufacturing quality and design features found in its higher end counterpart, the DT Swiss 240s. The main difference between the hub lines stems from the fact that the 240s has been machine optimized for weight savings and the 350 has not.

Why are straight pull spokes cheaper than J bend spokes?

The only reason that J-bend spokes are relatively more popular is because it's cheaper to machine a hub with simple flanges on a lathe. Well-designed straightpull hubs typically cost more. Note that a straight-pull spoke in generally can and should be tensioned higher than the equivalent J-bend spoke.

Are there straight pull spokes on MTB wheels?

Straight-pull spokes have been around for awhile on MTB wheels, but mainly just on very expensive wheelsets (Mavic Deemax for example).

What are the advantages and disadvantages of straight spokes?

Engineering aside, there is one huge advantage to straight spokes: you can always replace a spoke without ever having to take off the cassette or disk rotor. This is awesome. The matching huge disadvantage is that you won't be able to afford (or find) replacement spokes, so the ease of replacing them is entirely academic.

Why do straight pull spokes always snap at the elbow?

However in my many years of snapping spokes they have never snapped at the elbow (the 'weak' point straight-pulls are supposed to address), they always break in the centre - presumably because the double-butting process has moved the weak point there.

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