I'm about to build a wheel using Nexus Inter8 "red label" (SG-8R36) hub and Mach1 "270" rim. 36 spokes. The 270 rim has no offset in the spoke holes i.e. all holes are in line.
I already have a Nexus Inter7 (SG-7C21) with this identical rim laced 3x, but the angle at which the spokes enter the nipples doesn't seem good to me - I'm worried thet it is creating a stress point and that the spokes will eventualy break in the first thread. I've only done 500km on it so far and no broken spokes yet [:knocks on wood:].
The Inter8 that I'm about to lace has even higher flanges than the old Inter7.
Do you think 2x pattern would be strong enough to transfer the torque ? What about the hub flanges - would they withstand this type of load ?
How many of you are using 3x ? What is your experience ? Anyone using 2x pattern with this hub ?
Thanks in advance.