Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Originally Posted by trek330
These wheels came with the bike and the bike was a gift so I can't even speak to the original owners.They are fine so far even excellent,however my concern is whether the wheel tension is incorrect and if so cause a breakdown or damage in the future.
If you're concerned, your first step should be to reach out to Mavic to find what the tension spec is. Measurement is useless, unless you have a target or specification to compare it to. Your second step is to confirm that you're measuring correctly. Interpreting tension meter readings depends on knowing the spoke gauge, and using the correct conversion chart.
Lastly I have a strong personal bias to heeding the premise of not fixing what isn't broke. I've seen to many people try to "improve" something that didn't need their help, only to cause problems were none existed.
It's also important to understand that there is not one single "correct" spoke tension, but there's a range, depending on a number of factors including rim strength, and spoke gauge. Like with drug dosing, more isn't necessarily better.
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