Join Date: May 2003
Location: Bend/sunriver, Oregon
Bikes: Marin Quad rift zone, Haro monocoque, K2 amimal, Univega sportour
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Spokes and nipples? need some opinions..
Well yesterday i busted a spoke on the rear... looks like that spoke protector DOES do somthing other than look crapy (what do ya know
Anyways, since im replacing one... and i know others in the rear are a little scuffed from the chain derailing, that i might as well do them all as race sesson is rapidy aproaching and i dont want one busting durring or right before a race.
Anyways, what i have now is Mavic 223 disc rims, black DT swiss stainless spokes(not sure on gauge) and im not sure on brand of hubs (no name disc hubs). The intened use is XC racing and some trail riding and LOTS training.
I only weigh 135-140 pounds (goes up and down durring summer/winter
) and im 6 foot, so i dont need the most burly spokes.
What i do want to do is play around with nipple colors, and as far as i know... alimunum nipples are the only ones that are colored, is it a problem if i use aluminum?
So is there any opinions on what spokes i should get? and nipples?