Wheel: ERD / spoke length / cross questions.
I've got these rims but one of them is warped. ERD = 537
I'd like to replace the warped rim with a new one which has a larger diameter. ERD = 548
The original spoke length is 260mm
However with the new rim I calculated a 265mm spoke is needed. (DTCalc)
With the originally wheel I bought DT Comp spokes,
so I don't really want to dish out another $$$ for new spokes.
The question is ... Can I use the 260mm spokes on a rim that requires 265mm spokes?
My cheapskate mind thinks....
Tightened, the spokes pop out just above (1-2mm) the heads of the nipples.
If a nipple is 12mm then I have 7-8mm of nipple on the thread of the spoke.
Is that enough?
Oh yes.. and.. do people lace 2X on rear MTB wheels?
I've used 2X on fixed wheels and it seems to be fine.