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    Tension for Velocity rim

    What's the recommended spoke tension for Velocity Dyad rim? I'm building rear wheel, and can't find this info. My e-mail to Velocity has gone unanswered so far.

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    Suggest you e-mail or call Peter White - www.peterwhitecycles.com. He builds with these rims. I have a set laced to Phil Wood hubs that he built up for me. Best wheels I've ever had. I think you will be very happy.

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    I got this from Velocity on my recent Aerohead O/C build.

    "We build all of our wheels at the same spoke tension. Spoke tension is
    measured in Kilograms of Force (KGF). We build the front wheel between 105 -
    115 KGF, and the rear between 110 - 120 KGF. I hope this helps, let me know
    if you have any further questions."


    - Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by markjenn View Post
    I got this from Velocity on my recent Aerohead O/C build.

    "We build all of our wheels at the same spoke tension. Spoke tension is
    measured in Kilograms of Force (KGF). We build the front wheel between 105 -
    115 KGF, and the rear between 110 - 120 KGF. I hope this helps, let me know
    if you have any further questions."


    - Mark
    Yeah, that's what I got too. The Aerohead doesn't like the high tension like the Deep-V. Should be obvious, but I had it go all hula-dance on me with 115kgf on the rear. Backed it down to 107 and all is good.

    Those dyads can probably go further than your courage is going to take you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Yeah, that's what I got too. The Aerohead doesn't like the high tension like the Deep-V. Should be obvious, but I had it go all hula-dance on me with 115kgf on the rear. Backed it down to 107 and all is good.

    Those dyads can probably go further than your courage is going to take you.
    With 100 break-in miles, my Aerohead O/C's are still true, but down in the 60-70 range. I need to give them a tuneup.

    - Mark

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    I posed a question along these lines to Velocity last spring, specifically about the 48-spoke count Dyad rims. Here is the reply I got:

    Mike,
    This is all I have,
    Velocity Synergy, 700c, 36 spoke count,
    Drive side = 107kg-1050 Newtons- 236 Pounds
    Front = 97kg- 950 Newtons- 213 Pounds
    The 48 Dyad is not going to be much different from this one.

    Cheers
    Adam

    If you need more information, I suggest emailing Velocity (I believe they're in Australia, so give them a half a day to a day to reply).

    Mike

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    Thanks for all the answers - I'll assume 105 kgf for the drive side. I actually e-mailed them on Monday, not sure why they take so long to answer. Thanks again.

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    They must get asked this question 100 times a day.... makes you wonder why they don't put it on their web site.

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