Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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What kind of wheels are these and are the spokes round or bladed?
The common road and MTB wheel round spokes are 2.0 mm (aka 14 ga) or 1.8 mm (15 ga.) and a combination of these called double butted (2.0/1.8/2.0). There are also a few specialized spokes with even thinner center sections of 1.7 mm. Bladed spokes are wider in one axis than the other.
If your 2.3 mm spokes are round they are probably "13 gauge", which may be used on DH, BMX and possibly touring bikes for their extra strength.