Bicycle Mechanics - Disk hubs strength
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I'm a really bike guy looking to build up some strong wheels . I don't plan on using disks but might use cisk hubs. Does a wheel have to be dished to adjust for the extra width of the rotor flange and does this effect the strength? Thanks for the help.
The Great Stonk
09-18-06, 03:25 PM
yes a disc compatible hub does require the wheels be dished more. does it make them weaker ? well, yes, a tiny weeny bit. but unless your the roughest rider on the planet i doubt youll ever find out.
09-18-06, 07:04 PM
a clarification - it requires the front wheel to be dished. The rear wheel is also dished but typically LESS dished than a non-disc 135mm hub. So the spoke tension is more even.
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