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Spoke tension on a commuter MTB
I've had this wheelset for at least 3 trouble-free years, with no problems whatsoever. This week, I mounted a rack on the back of my bike, and loaded up the panniers for the commute to work. I hit a lot of big bumps and a few sketchy drops off kerbs, and I noticed the rear wheel is suddenly making a bit of noise. So I checked the spoke tension last night, and they're all consistently a bit on the loose side. It could be that they've been that way a while, and I just never noticed, but that's a bit unlikely due to my mild OC behaviour. Does that make any sense? It's a decent hub, laced with DB spokes to a Mavic wheel.