In theory maximum spoke tension should be inversely proportional to spoke gauge, right? All else equal, thicker spokes are more rigid and thus distribute dynamic riding loads over fewer nipples. That’s why, all else equal, double butted spokes build more durable wheels than straight gauge spokes.
Has anyone tried to quantify this relationship and apply it to maximum recommended spoke tension on modern rims? I ask because as a relatively heavy rider (210 lbs) I really appreciate the rigidity of straight-gauge wheel builds but wonder if I need to back down tension to avoid cracking rims (and further, would a lower tensioned straight-gauge build retain a stiffness advantage over a higher-tensioned butted build?). Another way to ask the question would be how do I get maximum rigidity/stiffness out of a given rim?