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    shimano 105 hub (36h) with 4 cross pattern?

    Question: Do Shimano 105 hubs (36 hole) have a high enough flange for a 4 cross spoke pattern? I'm getting a front and rear wheel with Alex Adventurer rims.

    I'm having a wheel set built for loaded touring and the builder suggested the 4 cross pattern.

    I know that the more crosses a wheel has, the higher the torque it can withstand. So, a 4 cross pattern should be good for disc brakes (which I do not have) as well as for hard pedaling a load up hill.

    So, will these hubs work? Either way, should I just get a 3 cross pattern?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcody View Post
    I know that the more crosses a wheel has, the higher the torque it can withstand.
    Not exactly. The more tangential the spokes are, the more torque the wheel can withstand. That being said, 4 cross is usually the most tangential for 36 spokes, but it depends on the rim as well.

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