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Old 03-21-05, 11:45 AM   #1
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Rolf Vector Comp spoke tension spec?

Can anyone tell me the recommended spoke tension for the 700c Rolf Vector Comps that were sold as original equipment on Trek and Lemond bikes a few years back? Or, does anyone have a nicely trued and tensioned set and a tensiometer, so they could give me a reading, preferably in kg or lb?
I use a Wheelsmith tensiometer, and I have written to Wheelsmith to get a Calibration Chart column reference for the DT Swiss Aero spokes (1.8mm round section diameter) used on the wheel. But, I'll still need a target tension.
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Old 03-21-05, 08:31 PM   #2
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Have you tried contacting Trek yet? From what I understand, they're the owners of Rolf now. Don't get them confused with the new Rolf Prima, which is totally different. But yeah, manufacturers are usually the best place to get ballpark spoke tension specs.
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eeeh, im not sure there. You can contact the company. I know park has a chart full of recommended tensions for various wheels, check if yours is on it. But you will have to convert it into kfg, because i believe the information they give is in the units park uses for their tensiometer
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Thanks for your reply.
I had checked Rolf's website. They disown the wheels and refer you to Trek. Trek's web site seems to have no contact or customer service information. Instead, they refer you to their dealers. I asked my two closest LBS/Trek dealers, and they didn't know. Chain Reaction bicycles says the numbers they have are just index numbers from Treks tensiometer.
I have asked Wheelsmith for a Calibration Chart reference for this spoke. I think maybe the tensions are too high for my Wheelsmith tensiometer, because I have also a spoke dimension table from Wheelsmith, and they identify and give dimensions for the DT Swiss Aero Speed spokes, but alone among the spokes listed, no Calibration Chart column reference is given for them.
I'll check the Park web site as well.
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I'm not making any claims of anything, but I've got a Wheelsmith tensiometer and pair of Vector Comps hanging in my basement.

The front wheel spokes read 20 to 30 on my tensiometer, but they feel tighter than the rear.
The rear reads 60 to 80 on the drive side and 50 to 60 on the non-drive side.
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better late than never

I have the original paperwork from my 2000 Lemond
The Rolf Wheelset Owners Manual PN # 201118
shows front tension at 55 (min) and rear drive side tension at 100 (min)
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I have the original paperwork from my 2000 Lemond
The Rolf Wheelset Owners Manual PN # 201118
shows front tension at 55 (min) and rear drive side tension at 100 (min)
KgF
Probably would've been helpful information 3 years ago.
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