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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I agree that this is a decent wheel for your purposes. Other than build quality, the only thing I'd like to see is an upgrade to butted spokes. This increases the spokes' elongation an the same tension. It isn't a problem for the right side, but the left side typically has only about 60% of the tension of the right (a unavoidable consequence of geometry), so even with the best of execution the left side spokes will not be stretched enough to always be under tension as the loads vary. Butted spoke greatly increase the resiliency, and therefore, life expectancy of wheels.
You might ask the vendor if such an upgrade is possible.
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