Old 03-15-21, 01:26 PM
Velo Mule
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If it were me, I'd get stainless steel spokes. For a project like this the Sapim Strong might be a good fit. It is a butted spoke with 2.3mm at the J-bend and 2mm the rest of the way and 2mm for the nipple. Sapin also makes a single butted spoke called the Leader that is 2.6mm end to end. DT Pillar and Wheelsmith should also have equivalents.

I only see the Strong available at The bike hub store

I see that ProWheelBuilder has the Leader available.

With e-bikes and their higher forces, I would think that getting heavier gauge spokes should be easier. I am only looking at one source, there are other good sources of spokes.
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